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North Tonawanda holding happy hour public workshop

Fri, Apr 6th 2018 04:30 pm
In October, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced North Tonawanda was a recipient of $2.5 million as part of the $20 million Smart Growth Community Fund Buffalo Billion II initiative. North Tonawanda, as well as the other municipalities that received $2.5 million, such as the City of Dunkirk, City of Lackawanna and Village of Gowanda, are focusing on projects that utilize existing infrastructure to support placemaking, walkable communities and sustainable development. Funding awards were recommended and approved by the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council.
The City of North Tonawanda has undertaken the MomeNTum Downtown Placemaking Plan that will leverage the Smart Growth Community funds to foster economic prosperity by promoting walkability, vibrancy, urban development and local sense of place and quality of life. As part of the plan, and in order to ensure that the local community is given a voice in the planning process, the project team, led by Joy Kuebler Landscape Architect, PC, is extending an open invitation to community members and leaders, residents, business owners and stakeholders to attend a happy hour public workshop at the Carnegie Art Center, 240 Goundry St., from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, April 12.
The event will be a collaborative and interactive open house style public workshop to introduce the NT MomeNTum Downtown Placemaking Project and consultant team to the community, as well as to engage community members and stakeholders in the planning process and is the first of several opportunities for public participation.
The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Attendees are welcome to stay for the regularly scheduled Thursday jazz series performance by the Buffalo Jazz Octet from 7-8:30 p.m. for $10.
For additional information regarding this meeting, contact Crystal Surdyk at 716-695-1987 or [email protected].

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