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City of Albany to Host Open House and Presentation for Lark Street Improvement Study this Thursday, November 7

November 04, 2019

Date: November 4, 2019
Contact: Chris Spencer, Commissioner
518-465-6066

For Immediate Release

ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan, the City of Albany, and Bergmann Associates will host an open house and public presentation to review findings of the Lark Street Improvement Study. View Lark St Open House flyer here.

The open house will present findings and recommendations from the Study for public comment and feedback. Members of the public are invited and encouraged to attend the open house and presentation, which will be held on Thursday, November 7 from 5-8 p.m. with a presentation at 6 p.m

For updates on the open house, please visit the Facebook Event Link.

ABOUT THE STUDY 

The Lark Street Improvement Study aims to stimulate local economic growth and attract and retain residents, businesses, and visitors by developing design recommendations to:
  • Enhance and beautify the Lark streetscape
  • Support multiple modes of transportation
  • Strengthen connections to Washington Park and Downtown Albany
  • Create a strong sense of place
This study, to be completed in December 2019, will develop strategic design recommendations for Lark Street from Madison Avenue to Washington Avenue. Design standards will also be developed that will be applicable to surrounding areas in an effort to strengthen local connections and create a cohesive sense of place.

The City of Albany, partnering with the Albany Parking Authority and the Lark Street Business Improvement District, has hired Bergmann Associates as the lead consultant for the study. The study is supported by a grant recommended by the Capital Region Economic Development Council during Round VIII of the Regional Council initiative. Updates on the project are available online at: https://larkstreetbid.org/lark-street-improvement-study/

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