City of Lockport Schedules “Celebrate Green South Street” Event

The City of Lockport has scheduled a public event as part of its Downtown Revitalization Initiative green infrastructure project on South Street. Called “Celebrate Green South Street” the event will allow the public to help re-imagine South Street between Elm Street and Locust Street.

Celebrate Green South Street has been scheduled as follows:
5:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 20
South Street between Elm and Locust streets
Meet at South and Elm, Lockport

Event takes place rain or shine.

South Street closure advisory:
South Street will be closed between 4 and 5 p.m. for cleanup and preparation and between 5 and 8 p.m. for this re-imagining event with community and stakeholders

The project team is engaging residents and stakeholders to increase understanding and awareness about green infrastructure, and its role in creating an attractive and healthy public realm that encourages walkability. Green infrastructure reduces storm water overflow and prevents toxic runoff from entering our waterways. Green infrastructure elements for this project may include street trees and shrubs, rain gardens, and permeable pavement. Celebrate Green South Street activities will help the project team place project elements where they will be most effective and most pleasing to the public.

Celebrate Green South Street is a follow-up event to an Interactive Site Tour that took place in April. Other project activities included community engagement at the Lockport Community Farmers Market Winter Market, and leadership seminars with City elected officials and staff to familiarize them with green infrastructure techniques.

This project is Phase I of streetscape and green infrastructure improvements for portions of Washburn, Pine, and South streets. Future phases of the DRI green infrastructure project will include the Pine, Lock, and Gooding streets intersection and the parking lots alongside Grigg Lewis Way/Chestnut Street and Frontier Place.

Celebrate Green South Street is free and open to the public. Everyone who cares about Lockport and its future is urged to attend.