Tupper Lake beach feasibility and master plan discussed Thursday

TUPPER LAKE – The town and village plan to kick off their plans for the local waterfront – including studying whether a beach is feasible in the middle of the village – with a walk through the Flanders and Municipal parks and a community workshop Thursday.

A “Walk and Talk” through the site will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Mill Street gateway to the parks. After that, the group will gather at the Goff-Nelson Memorial Library at 41 Lake St. to conclude the tour. A community meeting will then be held at 7 p.m. at the library to introduce the project to the community and hear input from the public.

All interested residents and business owners are encouraged to attend.

The Waterfront Park Beach Feasibility and Master Plan project is a priority project identified in the recently completed Revitalization Strategy and Action Plan. The feasibility study and master plan will complete the work begun in Tupper Lake’s Smart Growth planning effort in 2010. The project’s goal is to determine whether or not a beach is feasible on Raquette Pond and to develop a final plan for future park improvements.

Construction is set to begin this summer on a new playground and Mill Street gateway improvements, and this project will finalize the plan for future improvements in the parks.

The public workshop will be led by the design team: terrain landscape architecture NYC, studioprospect and AEDA, and Melissa McManus, the community’s revitalization project coordinator.

The design team will also schedule meetings with key user groups during their visit to Tupper Lake.

The project is funded by the New York Department of State through a grant provided under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund.

Contact McManus at 518-297-6753 or with any questions.