The Northern Westchester Examiner

Peekskill to be Honored for Waterfront Trailway Planning

We are part of The Trust Project

2016 NWE 0524 Peekskill Trailway PAGE 7The design of the City of Peekskill’s recently opened Southern Waterfront Park and Trailway on the Hudson River has caught the eye of onlookers from afar.

Peekskill officials announced last week the city will be recognized on June 2 by the Westchester Municipal Planning Federation with a Commendation Award for outstanding planning achievement for its $4.7 million project that includes a new one-mile paved ADA accessible waterfront trail, a three-acre expansion of Riverfront Green, an elevated walkway across Travis Cove, two boat docks, two gazebos, an iconic sculpture and a prominent overlook near Charles Point Park.

“This accomplishment signifies a major milestone for Peekskill and the completion of the second phase of a multi-year, $8.3 million waterfront revitalization program,” said Mayor Frank Catalina, who presided over a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 15. “Historically, Peekskill’s riverfront was alive with industrial and commercial activity, and now we are bringing it back to life for residents and visitors, and as an attraction for increased tourism and new businesses.”

“The Department of State is happy to have been involved in the planning and design of the Southern Waterfront Park and Trailway,” said Jorge Montalvo, deputy secretary for economic opportunity. “The expansion of this recreational area continues to improve public access to the Hudson River and supports the transformation of Peekskill’s waterfront district to foster a vibrant local economy.”

With a grant from the Department of State, Peekskill is currently preparing construction documents and applying for permits to continue the trail from Charles Point Pier Park, around Wheelabrator, through the Charles Point Marina and around Lent’s Cove to the city’s southern border with the Village of Buchanan.

In addition, Fleischmann Pier is being analyzed for reuse potential and engineered for rehabilitation, also with funding from the state.

We'd love for you to support our work by joining as a free, partial access subscriber, or by registering as a full access member. Members get full access to all of our content, and receive a variety of bonus perks like free show tickets. Learn more here.