Fayetteville seeks architect for Canal Landing Park project

— The Village of Fayetteville Parks Commission announced plans Thursday night to hire a landscape architect for Phase II of its development of Canal Landing Park.

The plans include extending a trail along Limestone Creek and building a fishing deck and a footbridge across the dam. The village will use $150,000 of grant money it was awarded by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Plan, $150,000 worth of labor from its department of public works and $50,000 that was reserved for parks development, said Mayor Mark Olson.

The commission is also planning to get proposals for the repair of a brick wall in Huntington Beard Memorial Park and doing an update of their master plan, said Parks Commissioner Marty Brunet.

The old master plan was made in 1997 and needs to be updated to include repairs, changes to parks and new acquisitions such as Canal Landing Park. Once the village board of trustees has approved a proposal, work will begin on these projects this spring and should be completed during the summer, Brunet said.

Brunet also expressed interest in doing research and holding a public hearing to discuss building a skate park as part Canal Landing Park’s future development.

The board also announced that the village received a $286,000 grant for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to do a bank stabilization project on Elm Street where a water pipeline had burst.

Joe Genco is an editorial intern for the Eagle Bulletin. Reach him joedgenco@gmail.com.

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