Plattsburgh targets waterfront development with RFP
New York – The city of Plattsburgh is seeking requests for proposals (RFPs) for a public-private partnership (P3) to build a waterfront development project that will contribute to creating an economically vibrant Lake Champlain waterfront and downtown.
City leaders envision development of the Dock Street Waterfront District to take advantage of its lake views, existing open spaces and kayak launch, marinas, and future home of a farmer’s and crafter’s market.
Plattsburgh waterfront and parking
The city also sees the development as an opportunity to attract catalytic investment in downtown Plattsburgh by connecting the city’s historic core with its waterfront and attracting visitors.
The city intends to contribute a 341-space parking lot and use grant funding it obtained to develop a Harborside master plan and update its comprehensive plan and zoning code, as well as finalize its Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan (LWRP).
Completion of the LWRP will allow the city to apply for funding for future improvements to the Harborside area to make it a pedestrian oriented, waterside gateway with mixed-use development.
The 10-acre property is adjacent to city park land, a recreation path, Amtrak Train Station, a boat launch, and two marinas with a total of over 200 slips. Its amenities include a newly paved parking lot with 341 spaces, lighting and landscaping, sewer and storm water infrastructure on site, and power on site.
Deadline for RFPs is June 10.