Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

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CITY OF NEWBURGH – On Sept. 7, 2017 the City of Newburgh was awarded $20,000 from AARP to complete a “Tactical Urbanism” project at the intersection of Lake Street and Washington Terrace.

The grant program is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities Initiative, Community Challenge Grants. The project, selected as a finalist from almost 1,200 applications, will focus on traffic calming by utilizing vegetation, pedestrian enhancements and improved lane markings.

The project is set to be completed by Nov. 1, 2017.

 

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In collaboration with the Orange County Department of Health, along with partners Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County and the Orange County Planning Department, the street improvement project aims to increase connectivity between recreational opportunities, improve access to multiple modes of transportation, and foster healthy lifestyles. Throughout Newburgh and Orange County complete streets policies, plans, and practices are being implemented to promote daily physical activity and improve social connections through the built environment for people of all ages and abilities. Look forward to a community installation day on October 27th .

For more information contact Newburgh’s City Planner, Alexandra Church, 569-7388 or Jessica Ridgeway, the Community Health Coordinator for Orange County’s Creating Health Schools and Communities Grant, 615-3853.

For more information on AARP’s Community Challenge Grants, see http://www.aarp.org/livable-communities/about/info-2017/aarp-communitychallenge.html.

View the final design alternatives report here: https://www.cityofnewburgh-ny.gov/planning-development/pages/lake-street-completestreets

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