Development of a Master Plan on adjoining parcels of land between the Lowville Academy and Central School District, Lewis County Fairgrounds and an undeveloped parcel of land owned by Pratt Park.
Scope of work included various schematic design options, stakeholder meetings, development and refinement of Master Plan per stakeholder discussions, estimating of phasing, identifying potential income sources, and presenting the Master Plan to various parties with sample photos of key design elements.
The uniqueness of the site which includes trails, wetlands, agricultural fields, slopes and a pond, along with the various users, formed the components and layout of the design.
Various agencies were engaged during this process including: NYSDOT, NYSDEC, Pratt Northam Foundation, Lewis County Fairground Board, Lowville Academy School, Lowville Little League, Rails to Trails, Village of Lowville, Town of Lowville, Army Corp of Engineers and the Maple Ridge Center.
Phase 1 of the project is expected to begin in summer 2013 with design and implementation of an extended trail system and amphitheater.