NORWICH – On Wednesday, January 10, Senior Planner of The LA Group Tracey M. Clothier will present a Revitalization Plan that is step two of the City of Norwich's Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Program that began in 2007.
The public meeting will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Norwich Fire Department Training Room, and Clothier will provide a detailed look at key properties in the city that could be potentially revitalized for contemporary use.
"While there aren't brownfields in the classic sense of contaminated lands in Norwich, basically there are a lot of properties that are in need of revitalization, so the city qualified [for the program]," said Clothier.
According to Clothier, the program underwent a lull after former City Planning and Development Specialist Todd Dreyer retired, but has since been revived and brought to the point where planners want to inform the public on the potential uses of particular properties in the city.
Among the projects Clothier will be discussing is the implementation of an assigned Museum District in the city on Rexford Street, which is home to the Northeast Classic Car Museum, the Chenango County Historical Society Museum, and the Bullthistle Model Railroad Society Museum.
"It's already under way, there's a concept for it and it's already moving forward," said Clothier. "That streetscape could be completed with flagging, signage, and parking so that you know when you're going down there, you're in a special place...