Upcoming Changes at Lincoln Park

In addition to the Beaver Creek Clean River Project, the City of Albany is also looking to make some major changes to the overall design of Lincoln Park. A public meeting was held in early October to gather ideas and input from residents on how to move forward with changes to the park.

Another public meeting has been scheduled for mid-November, following the same format as the first meeting, to include more resident input. A press release sent out by the Mayors’ Office:

CITY OF ALBANY
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
24 EAGLE STREET
ALBANY, NEW YORK 12207
TELEPHONE (518) 434-5100

* * PRESS RELEASE * *

Date: October 26, 2018
Contact: Chris Spencer
Commissioner, City of Albany Department of Planning & Development
(518) 465-6066

For Immediate Release 

City of Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Department of Planning & Development, and STIMSON Studio Landscape Architects to Host Additional Lincoln Park Master Plan Design Input Community Meeting
(See Attached Flyer)

ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan, the City of Albany Department of Planning & Development, and STIMSON Studio Landscape Architects will host a second design input public meeting to provide the community with an additional opportunity to receive an overview of the history of Lincoln Park and offer input regarding the Lincoln Park Master Plan project.

This meeting will be identical in structure and opportunity for input as the community meeting that was held on October 9.

This is an exciting opportunity for residents, visitors, and community organizations to learn about the original design intent of the landscape architect that designed Lincoln Park, take part in shaping its future, and help to prioritize projects and initiatives within the Park.

What:                Lincoln Park Master Plan Design Input Community Meeting
When:               Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Where:              Albany Housing Authority Atrium and Community Room, 200 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12202

The City of Albany will host two additional community meetings during the master plan process.  On December 4, 2018 (time and location to be determined), various proposals for master plan components will be presented to the public based on input gathered during the October 9 and November 14 community meetings.  Input received from the December 4 community meeting will help shape the final master plan proposal that will be presented to the community on January 15, 2019 (time and location to be determined).

To follow the progress of the Lincoln Park Master Plan design project, please visit https://albanyslincolnpark.weebly.com/


In addition to the November 14 meeting, a group of residents are forming a group, “Friends of Lincoln Park” to advocate for the Park.

Dear South End Residents,
A group of residents that live close to Lincoln Park are joining together to form, “Friends of Lincoln Park” to advocate for current and future needs of the park.  We are looking for feedback on holding the first meeting on a weekday morning or weekday evening in November.  If you have a preference of morning or evening, or other thoughts  in regard to the launching of this group, please email Lily Mercogliano Easton at lilymerc@gmail.com.
“Friends of Lincoln Park” will begin by seeking resident ideas and concerns in regards to the City of Albany’s proposed Lincoln Park Master Plan, which includes fixing and possibly re-designing the pool and comprehensively envisioning future facilities in the entire park (Upper and Lower, and The Ravine), and The Beaver Creek Treatment Facility (the sewage treatment plan moving ahead for inside the park).  We will also seek advisement from the Washington Park Conservancy and other resources on the creation of a long-term organization to protect and continue to improve the park.
 
The City of Albany is currently holding two upcoming meetings for public input on the Lincoln Park Master Plan.  
  • Wednesday, November 14, 5:30-7:00 PM at the Albany Housing Authority Atrium, 200 South Pearl St: Gather initial input on the future design of the park & facilities, this meeting will be a repeat presentation of the October 9th Master Plan presentation held at Hackett Middle School.
  • December 5, time & location TBD:  Proposals for master plan components based on public input from the October 9 & November 14 meetings will be presented for public comment.  
To receive up to date notifications on master plan meetings, please sign up HERE by scrolling midway down the linked page.  To see the presentation from the first master plan meeting held by the city and/or to give comment on the future of the park please click on the slideshow found HERE and the comment survey HERE.
Thank you for your attention and concern in regards to this important juncture for our park,
Lily Mercogliano Easton
lilymerc@gmail.com

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