Interactive Site Tour Scheduled for Lockport Streetscape Green Infrastructure Improvements Project

The public is being invited to provide input on a green infrastructure project that will create a more walkable, connected, and user-friendly downtown Lockport

The project, Phase I of a streetscape green infrastructure improvements project for portions of Washburn, Pine, and South streets, is part of the Lockport Downtown Revitalization Initiative. Interested members of the public are invited on an interactive site tour to discuss the project.

The walking tour has been scheduled as follows:
6 p.m., Wednesday, April 28
Meet at the Harrison Place sign
160 Washburn St., corner of Walnut Street Lockport, NY 14094

Tour takes place rain or shine.
Parking is available in the Harrison Place lot on South Street between Locust Street and Elm Court.

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.

The tour will highlight locations where new project elements could be installed along Washburn, South and Pine streets. Future phases will include the Pine, Lock, and Gooding streets intersection and the parking lots alongside Grigg Lewis Way/Chestnut Street and Frontier Place.

Per New York State COVID guidelines, all participants must wear face masks and follow safe distancing practices.

People interested in participating in the walking tour are asked to register through this link: Residents as well as owners and staff of businesses along the route are also welcomed to step out and talk with the group as it passes by their homes and businesses.

For more information, contact project manager Rebecca Shaw at Nussbaumer & Clarke, 716-827- 8000, x 804 or Molly Lawson at 716-439-6665.