V.  PROVISION OF SERVICES

 

TASK 5.51, 5.52  Provision of Services

 

This task continues with a scope similar to that shown in the past.  CDTC staff provides a significant amount of technical assistance to members and other local agencies under Task 5.51 (and to other parties through Task 5.52, Provision of Community Services) annually, as shown in CDTC's extensive quarterly report documentation of this work.  In 2003-04, this task will continue to include contractual support of the Town of Colonie's FGEIS implementation in the Airport area and in the Delphus kill area. More significant, ongoing technical assistance is programmed for Albany County in connection with its annual contract with CDTC.

 

In 2003-04, CDTC will continue to work with the town of Colonie and Albany County to refine the GEIS statement of findings to ensure consistency with the current implementation plan.  The work will be coordinated with the new Linkage study for the NY 7 / I-87 area.

 

TASK 5.61          Project Development Support (TIP funded)

 

CDTC staff continues to assist NYSDOT Region 1 in an ongoing fashion in developing traffic forecasts and other material for project development and design purposes.  Specific support ranges from analysis of maintenance of traffic plans related to bridge or lane closures to sketch analysis of traffic diversions from alternative highway routings.  This effort is funded with Surface Transportation Program (STP) as part of the TIP and will continue at the same level in 2003-04.

 

Cooperative support of the NYS Thruway Authority's plans to study capacity issues between exit 23 and 26 (including a potential high speed connection between the Northway and Thruway) has also require CDTC staff activity from this budget.  A supplemental contract with the Thruway Authority will allow CDTC to enhance the VISUM model for the Thruway corridor, including refined toll pricing relationships.  The progress of this study has been slower than anticipated but will conclude in 2003-04.

 

TASK 5.57          Commuter Support Services

 

CDTC's carpool/bus/bike/walk "Guaranteed Ride Home" program and Commuter Register program will continue.  As a pilot program, the Guaranteed Ride Home program was enhanced by engaging Access Transit to broker taxi services for NYSDEC carpool and non-CDTA bus users. CDTC will continually improve the Internet capabilities of the Commuter Register, provide paper copies as requested and seek employer access for publicity.  Publicity and promotion of the Commuter Register and Guaranteed Ride Home programs will be coordinated with major overtures to NYSDEC and other downtown Albany employers.  Ongoing telephone surveys of listers will continue; this survey has provided CDTC with a long (ten+ year) time series of data regarding success rates, and the nature and duration of carpools.

 

 

TASK 5.60          Public Transit Planning Support

 

CDTC staff will be continue to be active in assisting CDTA and its consultants in exploring alternative ways of implementing the New Visions recommendations.

 

TASK 5.62          NY 5 Corridor Support

 

The NY 5 Land Use and Transportation Concepts Plan was completed in 2001, culminating in adoption by CDTC in October.  Additionally, each of the five corridor municipalities endorsed the study recommendations by resolution, and pledged to work with CDTC, NYSDOT and CDTA on implementation activities.  For 2003-04, implementation activities will include regular meetings of a NY 5 Corridor Coalition; work by a Bus Rapid Transit / Street Design Committee; and completion of the zoning effort begun in 2002-03 under task 5.84.

 

TASK 5.63          Travel Demand Management Initiative (implementation as TIP project)

 

This project is led by CDTA with CDTC staff assistance.  In 2001-02, a key milestone was reached through the agreement of NYSDEC and its labor unions to participate in a transit incentive program funded through the TDM project on the TIP.  Approximately 80 DEC employees received coupons towards discount fares on non-CDTA commuter bus operations.  This pilot program was evaluated in 2002-03 and recommendations prepared for a follow-up pilot of greater depth.  A new pilot was started in late 2002 requiring participants to give up their downtown parking spaces and providing occasional-use spaces in a city lot.  Exploration of broader coverage will occur in 2003-04. 

 

TASK 5.64          Public Relations Training for Implementing Agencies (completed)

 

 

 


TASK 5.67          Linkage Program Oversight

 

This task supports staff activity on a number of Linkage Program projects that do not involve direct CDTC technical work.  Activity under this category includes work with project sponsors to develop requests for proposal, evaluate proposals, select consultants, develop contracts, participate in study advisory committees, monitor work progress and solicit and evaluate proposals for future Linkage Program projects.  The many concurrent studies and heavy reliance upon CDTC staff for the development of consultant scopes and management of consultant contracts has led to an increase in the staff support budget for 2003-04.

 

In February 2002, CDTC established an ongoing "Community  / Transportation Planning Group" to meet regularly and review progress on the many Linkage and related local planning efforts.  This group will continue to meet in 2003-04.

 

TASK 5.68          Pinebush Study Update

 

The draft report was reviewed and refined in 2002-03.  A final draft will be circulated and completed in the spring of 2003.  The 2003-08 TIP reflects the recommendations of the updated study, including the conversion of the New Karner Rd. TIP project from a widening to a intersection project with environmental aspects..

 

TASK 5.71          I-787 Truck Route Assessment (completed)

 

A draft report was prepared in February 2002.  This task will be completed by March or April 2002.

 

TASK 5.73          Central-State Street Plan (completed)

 

TASK 5.74          Glenville Town Center Master Plan (completion expected by 3/31/03)

 

TASK 5.75          Albany Intermodal Center Planning Study / North Albany Waterfront Study (completed)

 

TASK 5.76          Route 470 Linkage Project, Cohoes (completed)

 

This Linkage project provided for a planning study of the Route 470 Corridor between the intersection of Columbia Street/Central Avenue and the terminus of Ontario Street at the Cohoes-Troy Bridge.  The study focuses on assessing the land use and transportation conditions/impacts of the arterial and complement redevelopment efforts in the North Mohawk Street corridor. The study considers the market potential of various sites in the corridor, transportation improvements to support the possible land uses, enhancements to support transit, pedestrian, and bicycle access, traffic mitigation strategies, and at-grade rail crossing condition.

 

The consultant anticipates that the study will be concluded in early 2002. 

 


TASK 5.77          Hoosick Street Integration Project (carryover)

 

This Linkage project will develop a plan that addresses the land use and transportation strategies identified in the recent Clough Harbour Hoosick Street Corridor Study on a nearly site by site basis throughout the corridor.  This will provide a greater level of detail than the original corridor study that identified strategies for three generalized planning areas.  The proposed plan will validate the feasibility of the identified transportation improvements and implement land use controls to facilitate and complement them.  It will also provide Troy with the necessary guidance to ensure that developers and potential redevelopers are aware of the recommended strategies for the corridor and that they are implemented in a coherent manner.

 

A consultant will be retained in late 2002 and the study will be completed during 2003-04.

 

TASK 5.79          McKownville Corridor Study (to be completed by 3/31/03)

 

TASK 5.80       Malta:  DISTRICT Program (to be completed by 3/31/03)

 

TASK 5.81       Troy:  Lansingburgh 112th St. Corridor Study (carryover)

 

The city of Troy will administer a Linkage consultant study with CDTC staff assistance that will focus on the "urban village" of a large commercial / residential neighborhood in Lansingburgh.  The study will provide a detailed basis for transportation improvement and enhancement actions, as well as land use decisions to be made in the City's upcoming Comprehensive Plan and Revised Zoning Ordinance.  Focal points include:

1.         Linkage to I-787 via the 112th St. bridge, building on Cohoes Route 470 study.

2.         Access to the Hudson River

3.         2nd Avenue Commercial Area

4.         112th St. Corridor

5.         5th Avenue Commercial Area

6.         Gurley Avenue / Proposed new residential development  -- examination of new connections and traffic routing

 

The proposed cost is $90,000 ($40,000 federal, $40,000 local for a $80,000 consultant study supplemented by $10,000 in CDTC staff activity).   A consultant was selected in January 2003 and most of the work will be completed in 2003-04.

 

TASK 5.82           Glenville:  Freeman's Bridge Road / Dutch Meadows Master Plan (to be completed by 3/31/03)

 

TASK 5.83       Lawn Avenue Gateway Design (completed)

 

TASK 5.84       NY 5 Corridor Implementation Tools

 

For 2003-04, implementation activities will include regular meetings of a NY 5 Corridor Coalition; work by a Bus Rapid Transit/Street Design Committee; and completion of the zoning effort begun in 2001-02.

 

TASK 5.85       Integrated Transportation and Community Design (Statewide Shared Cost Initiative)

 

Because of the ranging "ownership" of the various issues affecting transportation and community design, conflicts are unavoidable.  Private interests may initiate development activity that is incompatible with surrounding land uses or the transportation system.  Local officials may pursue economic development objectives at the expense of infrastructure needs.  Neighborhood residents may oppose needed and beneficial projects.  Highway project designers may have difficulty determining how best to be sensitive to local issues or the policies of the MPO.

 

This initiative would assign adequate resources to educate players regarding perspectives other than their own and establish ongoing communication links to increase joint ownership of issues, encourage problem-solving and establish creative community and transportation facility design as standard practice in New York. 

 

A major emphasis will be placed on documenting innovative practices and projects within New York State, supplementing these examples with a limited number of best-practice results elsewhere.  An important product will be an accessible, attractive document to be made broadly available to transportation professionals, elected officials and other community leaders throughout the state.  The total project cost is $125,000 provided as a shared cost initiative of the state's twelve MPOs.

 

CDTC will administer the consultant effort on behalf of the NYS MPO Association.  The consultant was retained in late 2002 and work initiated in early 2003.  The study will be completed during 2003-04.  A follow-up training effort of $100,000 is also programmed.

 

TASK 5.86       Capital District Clean Communities Program

 

In early 2001, CDTC agreed to assume the lead role in the Capital District Clean Communities Program previously provided by Schenectady County.  With the benefit of a $20,000 grant from the US Department of Energy through the NYS Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), CDTC staff has facilitated the work of the regional cooperative program.  Efforts will continue to focus on alternative fuels and provide a forum for CDTA, the Albany County Airport Authority, local governments and private sector representatives to explore new technologies jointly.  In addition, CDTC's involvement will assure coordination with regional planning and programming activities, including TDM, transit and carpooling efforts.  Work will continue during 2003-04 after completion of the NYSERDA contract.

 

TASK 5.87       City of Albany: Mansion Neighborhood Parking Study (carryover)

 

The City of Albany requests assistance in developing a parking strategy for the Mansion Neighborhood and the Lower Madison Avenue Commercial District.  This area is densely developed with 2-4 unit row houses and commercial uses along narrow streets.  The area has historically faced a parking shortage for residents and in light of future residential development, a strategy must be developed to meet future demand.  Alternatives to be evaluated include shared use of NYS OGS parking facilities, conversion of vacant lots to parking, use of public and private alleys for parking, modifications to City parking prohibitions, diagonal parking and perhaps the closure of a small street for parking. 

 

The majority of the consultant work was completed during 2002-03.  Completion is expected early in 2003-04.

 

TASK 5.88       Town of Ballston & Malta:  Route 67 Corridor Study (carryover)

 

The Town of Ballston requested assistance in creating a corridor management plan and a corridor vision along Route 67 from Exit 12 of the Northway to Route 50 in the Village of Ballston Spa.  The function of the transportation corridor under current and future conditions would be analyzed by developing rough estimates of future traffic, estimating level-of-service under alternative system treatments and investigating design options for the corridor.  Recommendations would also be made for service road construction, driveway consolidation, driveway spacing, sidewalk placement, bike accommodations and typical Route 67 cross-section and intersection treatment.  A visioning exercise may also be undertaken so as to help define the function and role of the corridor in the community's future.  The Town of Malta will also participate, contributing $5,000 above the local funds provided by Ballston to ensure consideration of the western edge of Malta within the corridor.

 

The schedule for this study was delayed to allow completion of the GEIS of the Luther Technology Park.  Development of the park has implications for Route 67.  Work is expected to be started and finished in 2003-04.

 

TASK 5.89       Town of Charlton:  Historic Main Street Improvement Plan (completion expected by 3/31/03)

 

TASK 5.90       Town of East Greenbush:  Routes 9 & 20  (carryover)

 

The Town of East Greenbush requests assistance in looking at possible enhancements and follow-up community planning activities to use the current Route 9 & 20 project to better serve the community.  The study area includes the entire corridor length within the town.  Activities could include exploration of community structure, site design and access changes that foster the "Main Street" character reflected in the town's recent Enhancement proposal.  The study will be coordinated with Task 5.94 in Rensselaer.

 

The study was initiated in fall of 2002.  Public charettes were held in December 2002 and February 2003, with completion of the study scheduled for 2003-04.

 

TASK 5.91       Town of East Greenbush:  NY 151 Corridor Study (carryover)

 

The Town of East Greenbush requests assistance for a corridor study of NY 151 (Luther Road) from Columbia High School to US 4.  The areas of concern to the Town are vehicle delays when the school opens and closes, provisions for pedestrian traffic and excessive vehicle speed.  These problems have been compounded by the YMCA opening in March 2002. 

 

The consultant was selected in December 2002.  Work will fall mostly in 2003-04.

 

TASK 5.92       Town of Guilderland:  Fort Hunter/Carman Road Neighborhood Transportation Plan (carryover)

 

The Town of Guilderland requests assistance in developing a traffic management and mitigation plan for the Fort Hunter area centered on Carman Road.  This area has experienced a large amount of residential growth over the last 15 years (with more residential development approved by the town) as well as some commercial development, all of which have taxed the transportation system.  The project will include development of street layout and conceptual intersection improvements as well as development of a local bike system and pedestrian facilities plan.  This plan would provide support for a public-private financing plan for transportation improvements as well as being an integral component of an overall Generic Environmental Impact Study (GEIS) for the area.

 

The consultant was selected late in 2002.  Work will occur mostly during 2003-04.

 

TASK 5.93       Village of Hoosick Falls:   Pedestrian Linkage Project (carryover)

 

The Village of Hoosick Falls requests assistance in developing a plan to help revitalize its downtown area.  Concepts would be developed for both on-street and off-street parking, lighting improvements, pedestrian connections, and landscaping throughout the downtown area along Route 22 in the Village. 

 

The consultant was selected in late 2002 .  Work will be completed in 2003-04.

 

 

TASK 5.94       City of Rensselaer:  Route 20 Corridor Study (carryover)

 

The City of Rensselaer is requesting assistance to examine the Central Business District of the City, which is adjacent to Route 9 & 20, in order to determine what is needed to revitalize that part of the city.  The study will also look at ways the City can capitalize on the tourism from future riverfront development and the other potential customers that traverse Route 20 each day.  The study will be coordinated with Task 5.90 in East Greenbush.

 

This task will carry over to 2003-04.

 

TASK 5.95       City of Saratoga Springs:  Weibel Avenue/Gilbert Road Subarea Study (carryover)

 

The City of Saratoga Springs is requesting assistance in developing community consensus on a future vision for the Weibel Avenue/Gilbert Road area.  This area of approximately 225 acres is largely undeveloped but is under intense development pressure.  The "vision" would integrate land use and transportation policies consistent with the natural and built infrastructure of the area.  Specific areas to be addressed in the study are land use mix, circulation patterns, arterial management, street classification/character and the overall character and pattern of future development.  Design guidelines and ordinances will also be developed to implement the preferred development character and pattern in the study area. 

 

Consultant selection will be completed by 3/31/03.  Work will be undertaken in 2003-04.

 

TASK 5.96       City of Schenectady:  Nott Terrace/Veeder Avenue Conceptual Plan  (TIP funded, carryover)

 

The City of Schenectady requests assistance in developing a streetscape concept for the area, based on the recommendations of the Downtown Master Plan, Design Guidelines for Special Streets.  The streetscape concept will serve as the basis for moving this project forward for preliminary design and funding.  Issues to be addressed in the study are excessive pavement widths, narrow sidewalks, marginal street lighting, parking and strip development. 

 

This TIP-funded activity will be undertaken in 2003-04.

 

TASK 5.97       Thruway Capacity Analysis Study (carryover)

 

CDTC staff will participate as a subcontractor in technical analysis of main line capacity issues on the New York State Thruway in the Capital District.  This effort addresses the area from south of Albany to Exit 25 A.  The study will examine options for a high speed EZ-Pass connection between the Northway and Thruway southbound among other subjects.  The study will provide CDTC staff with the opportunity to calibrate a sophisticated pricing model (TRIBUT) within the new VISUM modeling package.

 

TASK 5.98       North Greenbush I-90 Exit 8 Connector Land Use Study (carryover)

 

TIP Project R173, I-90 Exit 8 Connector Phase 2:ITS Demonstration, is listed in the New Visions long-range regional transportation plan under the category of community enhancement/regional economic development.  The MIS/EPP for this project was adopted by CDTC in December 1999.  Since that time, work on this project continues and involves development of alternative arterial designs and a draft Environmental Impact Statement. 

 

As work has progressed, it has been apparent to NYSDOT, Town, County and CDTC staffs that a more clearly town-articulated land use vision for this important area would be beneficial in assuring that the investment to be made in this corridor is preserved and enhanced.  To accomplish this, NYSDOT and CDTC approached the Town with a proposal to use a portion of the available demo funds to support a town-lead land use planning study that would explore land use alternatives and access arrangements within the area around the proposed connector.  Funding would be obtained by shifting a portion of monies already secured for construction into the preliminary engineering category. This Town-directed planning study can proceed in parallel to the environmental analysis and other work being progressed for the I-90 Exit 8 Phase II Connector.

 

The Town of North Greenbush is committed to first instance 100% of the total planning study cost of $100,000.  The Town will enter into a third party agreement with NYSDOT which will allow the Town to engage a planning consultant to complete this study and to be reimbursed for the 80% federal share through NYSDOT.  The purpose of this land use planning study is to help refine the Town's future land use vision and develop the tools necessary to shape desired future land use and corresponding multi-modal access accommodation in the I-90 Phase II Connector Corridor.

 

The study was added to the 2002-03 UPWP by amendment.  Preparation of a draft scope has progressed since that time, but the consultant work is expected to take place in 2003-04.

 

TASK 5.99       Balltown Road Linear Capacity and Land Use Refinement Study, Niskayuna and Clifton Park (new task)

 

As part of the 2003-08 TIP update, CDTC agreed to work with NYSDOT to accelerate the first phase of TIP projects SA108 and S96 (Balltown Road and Rexford Bridge), which is capacity work with the bridge, south through the Aqueduct Rd. intersection and north through the Riverview Rd. intersection.  The design for phase 2 will be deferred for the present time, with construction deferred to post-2008.

 

Instead of advancing design for phase 2 at the present time (south to River Rd. in Niskayuna and north to Glenridge Rd. in Clifton Park) and focusing primarily on community visioning, impact and land use plans in the design work, CDTC has chosen to undertake a visioning /capacity/access management/ land use planning study with the two towns as part of the UPWP.  This $100,000 activity is funded with TIP funds to support the eventual design process for the phase 2 work.  The study will review the regional priority of widening to four lanes for through traffic, the relationship of the added capacity to local development plans, and community perspectives on various design concepts for the corridor relative to community character and impact.

 

 

TASK 5.01       City of Albany: Arbor Hill Gateway Planning Study (new task)

 

CDTC will assist the City of Albany with a consultant study to develop an attractive and pedestrian-friendly gateway for the Arbor Hill neighborhood at the intersection of Henry Johnson Boulevard and Livingston Avenue.  The plan will recommend pedestrian, transit and/or access management improvements to enhance the safety, comfort and mobility of people passing through the intersection.  It will address the reuse of a vacant commercial site at the northwest corner as open space or infill development.  It will also recommend signature elements to immediately communicate to travelers their entry into the Arbor Hill neighborhood and the historical and cultural significance of the place.  These elements could take the form of signage, lighting, public art, street trees and/or street furnishings.  Finally, the plan will provide guidance on any future City/State collaboration to reconfigure the intersection. 

 

Consultant Total: $20,000 ($15,000 federal, $5,000 local cash match)

 

TASK 5.02       Town of Colonie: Route 7 Corridor Study (new task)

 

 

CDTC will assist the Town of Colonie with a consultant study that will build upon the land use and transportation plan for the Route 7 Corridor (form Vly Road to Exit 6) that was developed under the 1991 Airport Area Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement (FGEIS).  The study will examine the remaining land use opportunities in the corridor to better define arterial management actions for Route 7 and to help define a vision for the corridor’s function and role.  The study will also identify land use design options that will help the transportation system in the future, knowing that Route 7 will remain as a five-lane cross section.  The study will also build from the New York State Department of Transportation’s work in conjunction with the Exit 6 interchange design.  Some of the objectives of this study are to:

  • Collect current traffic volumes to gauge progress of the FGEIS plan.
  • Identify existing and projected development patterns.
  • Develop a vision of the corridor function.
  • Develop zoning and regulatory tools to achieve this vision.
  • Develop a visual representation of street cross section and site design.

 

Consultant Total: $80,000 ($40,000 federal, $40,000 local cash match).  Additional CDTC Staff Technical Assistance: $10,000

 

TASK 5.03       Village of Colonie: Streetscape Guidelines and Architectural Design Standards (new task)

 

 

CDTC will assist the Village of Colonie with a consultant study to develop Village wide streetscape guidelines and architectural design standards.  Project activities will include an environmental survey, community meetings to develop a vision for the Village, and the development of a document containing the recommendations made in public meetings and the streetscape and architectural design concepts for the Village.  The public will be heavily involved in all aspects of the study including project scoping, “hands-on” design charettes or other public meetings, and development of recommended design standards and guidelines.  This would be a continuation of the planning process already started in the Village through the development of its Master Plan.

 

Consultant Total: $25,000 ($18,750 federal, $6,250 local cash match)

 

TASK 5.04       Town of East Greenbush: Route 4 Transportation/Land Use Master Plan (new task)

 

 

CDTC will assist the Town of East Greenbush with a significant staff effort to address the present and future transportation needs of the Route 4 corridor from the North Greenbush Town line to Couse Corners.  Additional consultant support will be requested as needed.  The area is experiencing considerable growth and a long-range plan must be developed.  A number of traffic studies have been conducted over the last couple of years for the individual developments indicating that there is an existing problem.  A long range solution is not within the scope of the proposed development.  Through this plan, the completed studies will be brought together in order to support the development of a long-range plan and solution for the area. 

 

CDTC Staff Technical Assistance: $50,000

Consultant Total: $25,000 ($18,750 federal, $6,250 local cash match)

 

TASK 5.05       The Greenway Conservancy for the Hudson Valley, Inc.: Hudson River Valley Greenway Trail – Rensselaer County (new task)

 

 

CDTC will assist the Greenway Conservancy with a consultant study to analyze potential route alternatives for the development of a bicycle and pedestrian trail along or near the Hudson River in Rensselaer County.  The proposed trail would begin at the Livingston Avenue Bridge in the City of Rensselaer and would end at the Uncle Sam Bikeway (between 7th and 8th Street and Middleburgh Street) in the City of Troy.  The analysis will include an environmental assessment (audit) of the corridor, existing conditions and current land-uses in the corridor, tax parcel information, route constraints, conceptual designs and drawings, photos and maps of the proposed route, estimated costs of building the trail (paved or cinder dust) and the estimated timeframe if construction were to occur.  Linkages to other ongoing trail development efforts in Rensselaer County will also be considered.  Public outreach will be a critical component.

 

Consultant Total: $20,000 ($10,000 federal, $10,000 local cash match)

 

TASK 5.06       Town of Halfmoon: Halfmoon Center Roadway Improvement Study (new task)

 

 

CDTC will assist the Town of Halfmoon with a consultant study to further develop the concept of a mixed-use “Town Center” as identified in the Town’s Draft Comprehensive Plan.  The success of the “Town Center” concept hinges on the relationship between land use and transportation, both motorized and non-motorized.  The study will include:

  • Review of aerial mapping and physical resource mapping of the area.
  • Field reconnaissance to verify existing physical elements and development conditions in the area.
  • Identification of alternatives for location and geometry of the connector roads and the reconstructed roadways.
  • Identification of alternatives for improved and increased opportunities for non-vehicular elements to be incorporated into the roadway improvement plan.
  • Review of existing land use and potential changes in land use opportunities as a result of the roadway improvements.
  • Development of an overall plan for funding the identified improvements.

 

Consultant Total: $66,500 ($49,875 federal, $16,625 local cash match)

Additional CDTC Staff Technical Assistance: $5,000

 

TASK 5.07       Town of Rotterdam: Route 7, I-88, NYS Thruway Exit 25A Land Use & Transportation Study (new task)

 

 

CDTC will assist the Town of Rotterdam with a consultant study to develop a Land Use and Transportation Management Plan for the industrial/commercial area in the vicinity of NYS Thruway Exit 25A.  Although limited development currently exists, there has been a great deal of interest from developers due to its strategic geographic location, the availability of municipal services and the installation of sanitary sewer service in the next five years.  The planning study would develop access management and driveway consolidation plans for the area as well as zoning and subdivision regulations that will better integrate transportation and land use.  The goal is to contribute to the development of new economic opportunities while avoiding the common pitfalls that occur with poorly designed developments and poorly crafted zoning regulations.

 

Consultant Total: $25,000 ($18,750 federal, $6,250 local cash match)

 

TASK 5.08       W. Haywood Burns Environmental Education Center, Inc.: Patroon Greenway Trail Project (new task)

 

 

CDTC will assist the W. Haywood Burns Center with a consultant study to evaluate the feasibility of a bicycle/pedestrian trail between Rensselaer Lake in the Albany Pine Bush and the Corning Preserve in the City of Albany.  The proposed trail will follow along the Patroon Creek and would connect to the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail which begins in Albany.  The study will include the development of a trail base map, photographic inventory of trail opportunities or constraints, tax parcel inventory, an investigation of a trail crossing over Central Avenue (NY 5) and an investigation of the type and number of potential trail users.

 

Consultant Total: $24,000 ($24,000 federal, waive of local match as the Center is a not-for-profit organization)