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Land Trust Will Report Back On Brookwood Plans Oct. 25

Land Trust Will Report Back

On Brookwood Plans Oct. 25

 The Otsego Land Trust will report back Oct. 25 on the results of a community brainstorming session last evening at Templeton Hall in Cooperstown, the first of a two-part process to develop a vision for Brookwood Point, the trust’s 22-acre parcel on Otsego Lake.  Albert Weiss, right, offers his view.  Among the listeners are, from left, Wendell Tripp, Marge Landers and C.R. Jones, all of Cooperstown.  At 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 25, again at Templeton Hall, the Land Trust will present a “design schematic for the activities and amenities and community selected,” according to a press release.  The public is welcome.
The Otsego Land Trust will report back Oct. 25 on the results of a community brainstorming session last evening at Templeton Hall in Cooperstown, the first of a two-part process to develop a vision for Brookwood Point, the trust’s 22-acre parcel on Otsego Lake. Albert Weiss, right, offers his view. Among the listeners are, from left, Wendell Tripp, Marge Landers and C.R. Jones, all of Cooperstown. At 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 25, again at Templeton Hall, the Land Trust will present a “design schematic for the activities and amenities and community selected,” according to a press release. The public is welcome.
Cooperstown Village Board, IDA Plan Citizen-Based Vision For Community

Cooperstown Village Board, IDA Plan

Citizen-Based Vision For Community

Editor’s Note:  This article is republished from this week’s Freeman’s Journal, now on newsstands.

By JIM KEVLIN • allotsego.com

The proposed "scope of services" identifies seven nodes for economic-development attention in the Village of Cooperstown.
The proposed “scope of services” identifies seven nodes for economic-development attention in the Village of Cooperstown.

COOPERSTOWN – The future of Cooperstown may include offices, restaurants and hotels around Railroad Avenue, a green swath leading through what is now a parking lot to historic Doubleday Field, and a vibrant waterfront, part of seven redevelopment nodes being considered by the village’s Economic Sustainability Committee and the county Industrial Development Agency.

Whether it does – or another vision emerges – will grow out of a “Comprehensive Plan & Economic Development Revitalization Strategy” to be launched perhaps as soon as August, funded by $28,000 in IDA funding and, it is hoped, a $90,000 CFA – an economic development grant – being sought through the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Commission.  The grant application was part of the round submitted Monday, June 16.

The idea of a plan and strategy emerged from discussions over the past few months among Mayor Jeff Katz, Trustees Lou Allstadt and Cindy Falk on the Village Board’s Economic Sustainability Committee, and Sandy Mathes, IDA president and “single point of contact” for economic development in the county.

REVIEW THE SEVEN DEVELOPMENT NODES

REVIEW THE PROPOSED ‘SCOPE OF SERVICES’

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