Placemaking Workshop for Waterfront & Main Street on June 4th

When – Saturday June 4th, 2011 – 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Where – Meet at the River Station restaurant at the corner of Main & Water Street

Bring – Imagination & Enthusiasm. Walking shoes. Ideas for waterfront activities, water uses, Kaal Rock Point activities, connection to Main Street and Station

RSVPPConklin@cityofpoughkeepsie.com

What would you like to see on the Poughkeepsie Waterfront this summer and in the future?

Which partners should be involved in the activation?

What are your favorite and biggest opportunity places on the Waterfront area and the Kaal Rock Point and Park areas?

We are pleased to invite you to a visioning workshop about transforming Poughkeepsie Waterfront into a great destination, facilitated by the internationally recognized non-profit planning organization, PROJECT for PUBLIC SPACES and Morris Engineers.  Since its formation in 1975, PPS has helped create, transform and revitalize thousands of parks, waterfronts, Main Streets, plazas, markets, campuses, and other community gathering spaces in hundreds of cities across America and around the World.

The Hudson River is one of the most beautiful parts of the city of Poughkeepsie but remains largely an untapped resource in its ability to enhance the quality of life of its citizens or visitors. This can change if the community is engaged in creating a vision for the waterfront that clearly determines how the shorelines and water can play a larger role in the everyday lives of Poughkeepsie’s citizens. The key to a successful waterfront is developing a vision for a multi-use destination where the layering of activities and uses creates a whole that is “greater than the sum of its uses.

PPS will work with stakeholders along the waterfront to suggest physical improvements and to engage a wide range of partners in the process. These partnerships create opportunities for recreation, tourism and entertainment that also help to strengthen the local economy.

We need your ideas and knowledge how to transform the Waterfront and Main Street and Kaal Rock Park and Point into an active, vibrant and attractive public space in all seasons and for all users.  Come share your ideas and contribute to the vision. Recommendations could include suggesting activities, ideas about future development, public transportation, parking, signage, vehicular access, pedestrian connectivity, streetscape improvements, infrastructure improvements, public amenities, marketing.

With your help, we hope to gain a better understanding of the various interest and positions of key community stakeholders in order to coordinate our actions and resources in support of one another.

This hands-on workshop will include a PowerPoint presentation on successful neighborhoods around the world and on-site evaluations and brainstorming. We respect your time and promise a fast-paced, engaging, participatory workshop. Bring your walking shoes.

Come out and share your ideas!

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