Downtown Pedestrian & Streetscape Project
In 2013 the Village applied for and received funding in the amount of $1.7 million through the Transportation Enhancement Program. This money, administered by NYS DOT, will improve the experience of pedestrians and bicyclists in the business district. The project’s area includes Main Street from Pine Boulevard to River Street and Pioneer Street from Church Street to Lake Street. One of the project’s goals is to visually unite the area on Main Street west of the traffic light and on Pioneer Street with the core of Main Street.
Since the award was announced the Village has been engaged with its consultants in a long process of approvals and planning. In May of 2015, the Village held a public information session to unveil the preliminary plans for the project to the public.
A second public information session was held on November 30, 2017 at the Cooperstown Fire Department at 24 Chestnut Street. This event included details about crosswalks and pedestrian signals, street furniture such as benches, interpretative signage and wayfinding, bike racks, new street trees, and more energy efficient and attractive lighting. From 6-7 pm plans for the project will be available for the public to examine. A brief presentation at 7pm by the project engineer was followed by a question and answer period. Participants and non-participants will have the opportunity to provide written comments through December 15 on the project plans below by emailing them to Teri Barown, Village Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also attached is the power point presentation given by the project engineer at the meeting.