Potsdam Downtown & Waterfront Revitilization Plan

August 3, 2017
Village of Potsdam

Chazen helped the Village of Potsdam prepare a NYSDOS Local Waterfront and Downtown Revitalization Plan. The goal of the plan was to improve physical and economic connections between Potsdam’s downtown and the Raquette River. The scope included extensive public outreach, involving committee meetings, interviews, focus groups, social media outreach and web based surveys. The plan included improvements to the Village’s Ives Park, construction of a “Riverwalk” trail that connects the downtown to the river, Complete Streets improvements to the downtown streetscape, creation of a regional visitor’s center, and a whitewater park all within the Village’s downtown area. Subsequent to adoption of the plan, Chazen developed a successful grant application to the NYSDOS Inland Waterways Program for implementation of its first phase.