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City of Cortland Downtown Revitalization Initiative Local Planning Committee Meeting #3 Tompkins Cortland Community College Extension Center 157 South Main Street, Cortland, NY 13045 November 30, 2017, 7:00pm AGENDA 1. Projects a. Current status – some projects have dropped out b. DRI Program changes that could affect proposed projects 2. Planning for Public Meeting #2 (Identification & Development of Projects) a. Topics i. DRI Program Overview ii. Community Overview Highlights iii. Revised Vision iv. Draft Goals and Strategies v. Eligible Project Types and Timeline vi. Detailed Project Presentations b. Logistics i. Meeting format/materials to be presented ii. Publicity iii. Role of LPC and work groups 3. Goals and Strategies a. Review Goals and Strategies b. Review Matrix of Projects 4. Outreach Efforts a. Community Events b. Focus Groups Meetings c. Community Events (Small Business Saturday, Santa Event, DRI “Office Hours”) d. Website now live – documents posted/websites linked e. Survey 5. Downtown Profile and Assessment a. To be reviewed by LPC 6. Next Steps a. Check-in with work groups
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  • City of Cortland Downtown Revitalization Initiative

    Local Planning Committee Meeting #3

    Tompkins Cortland Community College Extension Center

    157 South Main Street, Cortland, NY 13045

    November 30, 2017, 7:00pm

    AGENDA

    1. Projects

    a. Current status – some projects have dropped out

    b. DRI Program changes that could affect proposed projects

    2. Planning for Public Meeting #2 (Identification & Development of Projects)

    a. Topics

    i. DRI Program Overview

    ii. Community Overview Highlights

    iii. Revised Vision

    iv. Draft Goals and Strategies

    v. Eligible Project Types and Timeline

    vi. Detailed Project Presentations

    b. Logistics

    i. Meeting format/materials to be presented

    ii. Publicity

    iii. Role of LPC and work groups

    3. Goals and Strategies

    a. Review Goals and Strategies

    b. Review Matrix of Projects

    4. Outreach Efforts

    a. Community Events

    b. Focus Groups Meetings

    c. Community Events (Small Business Saturday, Santa Event, DRI “Office Hours”)

    d. Website now live – documents posted/websites linked

    e. Survey

    5. Downtown Profile and Assessment

    a. To be reviewed by LPC

    6. Next Steps

    a. Check-in with work groups

  • Goal:Strategies: Invest in

    downtown destinations for residents, workers, and visitors, and to attract new businesses and residents

    Create strong gateways, wayfinding and complete streets to strengthen connections between destinations and amenities and to make the Downtown inviting and accessible to all

    Enact the two-way Main Street conversion to allow for better circulation in the Downtown especially for those not familiar with the City, and enhance access to Main Street businesses

    Promote the adaptive reuse of under-utilized buildings in the downtown for mixed use develop-ment including market rate housing

    Establish programs to grow small business, and downtown retail

    Create an identity that will appeal to current and future generations

    Support and strengthen the local arts and culture community and attractions

    Increase collaboration between downtown and local institutions

    Increase opport-unities to attract innovative and/or culturally based businesses and grow the local property tax base

    Consider oppor-tunities for creating artist live/work spaces

    Foster cultural venues, public events, sports events and recreational opportunities

    Encourage projects that reduce the City’s environ-mental footprint

    Provide a connected, wireless downtown

    Encourage energy generation from renewable resources

    Private InvestmentOne Main Street Mixed Use(Qing Xaing "Christine" Lin) x x xMulti-Use Entertainment, f/k/a Blue Mug Recording Studio - Location TBD(Chris Merkley) x x x x x x107 Main, Harold [Keator] Block Mixed Use(Steve Wineburg) x x37-39 Port Watson Mixed Use(Paul Gallo) x x22-26 Main, Fiorentini Block Mixed Use(Michael Niswender & Barry Warren) x x

    37 N Main, Multi-Story Greenhouse and event space, f/k/a Local Food Market Expansion(Chastity Modeleski & Sheila Cohen)

    x x x37 Tompkins St, 1890 House Carriage House(John Saraceno & Megan Eves) x x x xOne North Main Streetscape and Pocket Park(David Yaman) x20 N Main, Vine Health and Fitness(Janine Franco) x x x83-85 Main Street Mixed Use(Steve Franco & Jaime Yaman) x x x x x83-85 Main, Downtown Movie Theater(Steve Franco & Jaime Yaman) x x x x x87 Main Street, Rooftop Greenhouse(Paul Allen) x x xArtSpace(Kerby Thompson & Angela Wilde) x x x x x x xApplied Geospatial Drone Institute(SUNY Cortland) x x xLarge-scale solar array at Noss Park(Dragon Solar) x x103-105 Main Street apartment rehab(Katelyn Wood) x xSUNY Cortland Alumni Carriage House x x x x xFlagship Hotel x xMarquee for CRT x x x x

    58-60 Main Stret, Façade/Sliding Doors at BRIX(Chris Calabro)

    x xArts & Entertainment

    Courthouse Park Renovation with Mobile Stage x x x x xThe Greater Cortland Music Museum(David Feinstein and Jim Pantas) x x x xArts Alley x x x xInfrastructurePocket Park and Playground x x x x xHybrid Wayfinding and Info System x x xHigh Speed Downtown WIFI/Municipal ISP x x x xAlternative Energy Grant Program x xSmart Street Lighting x x xSolar Electric Vehicle Charging Stations x xSolid Waste Collection and Composting x x x xMajor InfrastructureMain Street Infrastructure/Streetscaping x x x xClinton Avenue Gateway Project xBrandingDowntown Branding x x xSupport ServicesJob Connection/Innovation Center x x xPotential Ideas - NO SPONSORS or NO INFO

    Mr. Alex - hairdresser - unknown project, no info

    Jamie Denkenerger - unknown project, no info

    Sliding Windows/Doors at BRIX, no infoClean water at Yaman Park x x x

    Riverwalk/Improved Access to Water Activitiesx x x

    Family Friendly Activities x x x x xRope Climbing, Escape room x x x x xBatting Cages, Mini-golf, or Arcade x x x x x

    Carriage House at SUNY Cortland Alumni Housex x x

    Improve Areas along Railroad Tracks xCreate train from Cortland to Syracuse xPromote Cortland at Greek Peak x xPromote beautiful historic churches x xResurrect the Skier's Parade x xDrone Pad x x x xBusiness/Young Entrepreneur recruitment x x xSenior Housing/Assisted Living x xShared-use Paths x xPedestrian Improvements Beyond Main St. x xImproved transit timing and locations x xMove Bus Depot Across from Train Station x xTrolley xFarmer's Market Parking xWegman's/Affordable food options xSponsored tree lightings x x xElevators to Upper Floors x xFunding for Accessability x xBikeshare x x xUpper floor apartments for senior citizens and young professionals x xOutdoor workout circuit x x xIndoor playground/park x x xSprinkler Park x x xDog Park x x xCommunity Gardens x x x

    Goal: Build a complete downtown neighborhood which includes housing for all demographics, retail shopping, job availability, access to everyday

    goods and services, and attractive public spaces

    Goal: Expand the arts, music, sports and recreation based creative economy

    Goal: Update infrastructure that integrates technology and

    sustainability to address 21st Century needs

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    Private Investment

    One Main Street Mixed Use

    (Qing Xaing "Christine" Lin)X X X X

    Multi-Use Entertainment, f/k/a Blue Mug Recording Studio - Location TBD

    (Chris Merkley)X X X X

    107 Main, Harold [Keator] Block Mixed Use

    (Steve Wineburg)X X X X X X X

    37-39 Port Watson Mixed Use

    (Paul Gallo)X X X X X X X

    22-26 Main, Fiorentini Block Mixed Use

    (Michael Niswender & Barry Warren)X X X X X

    37 N Main, Multi-Story Greenhouse and event space, f/k/a Local Food Market

    Expansion

    (Chastity Modeleski & Sheila Cohen)

    X X X X

    37 Tompkins St, 1890 House Carriage House

    (John Saraceno & Megan Eves) X X X X

    One North Main Streetscape and Pocket Park

    (David Yaman)X

    20 N Main, Vine Health and Fitness

    (Janine Franco) X X X X X X X

    83-85 Main Street Mixed Use

    (Steve Franco & Jaime Yaman) X X X X X

    83-85 Main, Downtown Movie Theater

    (Steve Franco & Jaime Yaman) X X X X

    87 Main Street, Rooftop Greenhouse

    (Paul Allen) X X X X

    ArtSpace

    (Kerby Thompson & Angela Wilde) X X X X X

    Applied Geospatial Drone Institute

    (SUNY Cortland)X X X X X X

    Large-scale solar array at Noss Park

    (Dragon Solar)X X

    103-105 Main Street apartment rehab

    (Katelyn Wood)X X

    SUNY Alumni Carriage House X X X X X X

    Flagship Hotel X

    Marquee for CRT X X X X

    58-60 Main Stret, Façade/Sliding Doors at BRIX

    (Chris Calabro)X X X X

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    30, 2017

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    Arts & Entertainment

    Courthouse Park Renovation with Mobile Stage X X X X X X X

    The Greater Cortland Music Museum

    (David Feinstein and Jim Pantas)X X X X X

    Arts Alley X X X X X X X

    Infrastructure

    Pocket Park and Playground X X X X X X

    Hybrid Wayfinding and Info System X X X X X

    High Speed Downtown WIFI/Municipal ISP X X X X X

    Alternative Energy Grant Program X X X X X X X

    Smart Street Lighting X X X X X X

    Solar Electric Vehicle Charging Stations X X X X X

    Solid Waste Collection/Composting X X X X X X X

    Major Infrastructure

    Main Street Infrastructure/Streetscaping X X X X X X X

    Clinton Avenue Gateway Project X X X X X X X

    Branding

    Downtown Branding X X X X X

    Support Services

    Job Connection/Innovation Center X X X X X X X

  • Cortland DRI Survey Questions

    Project Description

    The City of Cortland has been awarded a Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) grant to support

    revitalization efforts in the downtown area (see map below).

    Your responses to the following survey will aid in our assessment of existing conditions, help us

    understand how people access downtown, and will help identify any opportunities or challenges that

    exist. It is important that we hear from as many community members as possible throughout the DRI

    process —responding to this survey is a great way to register your ideas.

    1. How old are you?

    a. Under 18

    b. 18-24

    c. 25-34

    d. 35-44

    e. 45-59

    f. 60-74

    g. 75+

    2. Which category best describes you (choose all that apply)?

    a. Student

    b. Resident (non-student)

  • c. Business Owner

    d. Employee

    e. Other (please specify):

    3. How often do you shop or eat in downtown Cortland?

    a. Everyday

    b. 1-3 times per week

    c. 1-3 times per month

    d. 1-3 times per year

    e. Never

    4. In your opinion, which of the following would increase the number of times you visit downtown

    Cortland (choose up to 5)?

    a. Number and types of retail stores

    b. Number and types of restaurants

    c. Events and Activities

    d. Parks/Plazas/Open Space

    e. Retail/office mix

    f. Personal Services (barber, nail salon, etc.)

    g. Fitness (gym, yoga, biking)

    h. Downtown housing choices

    i. Historic Preservation

    j. Public Art

    k. Safety/security

    l. Other (please specify)

    5. How often do to participate in the following entertainment activities:

    Never Occasionally Monthly Weekly

    Go to mainstream movies

    Go to “art house” movies

    Attend live concerts

    Attend live theatrical performances

    Visit art galleries

    Visit museums

    Attend book signings/ author’s

    readings

    Attend comedy clubs/ nightclubs/

    cabaret performances

    Attend CORTLAND local events

    (First Fridays, Business After Hours,

    etc.)

    Attend Community Dances/ Events

    Attends Arts and Craft Festivals

  • 6. Would you be more incluned to attend any of these types of events if they were held more

    frequently and/or were more accessible in Cortland” (Check all that apply)

    a. Mainstream Movies

    b. Art House/ Independent Movies

    c. Concerts

    d. Theater

    e. Art Galleries

    f. Museums

    g. Book Signings

    h. Comedy Club

    i. Cabaret/Nightclub

    7. In your opinion, what would increase the likelihood of you living in downtown Cortland (please

    specify)?

    8. Please rate the following statements about downtown’s sense of place:

    Strongly

    disagree

    Somewhat

    disagree

    Neither agree or

    disagree

    Somewhat

    agree Strongly

    agree Downtown Cortland is a

    very special place

    Downtown represents

    Cortland’s unique culture

    and heritage

    Downtown offers many

    different reasons to visit

    Downtown offers

    interesting and attractive

    amenities such as building

    facades, window displays,

    parks, landscaping, public

    art and public gather

    places

    Downtown streets,

    sidewalks, and parking lots

    are safe, attractive, and

    well maintained

    Downtown is vibrant, with

    many people out and

    about, and activities and

    amenities that encourage

    people to spend time

    downtown

    9. Please rate the following statements about the general direction downtown Cortland is heading:

    Strongly

    disagree

    Somewhat

    disagree

    Neither agree or

    disagree

    Somewhat

    agree

    Strongly

    agree

    I think downtown is “better

    off” than it was five years

    ago

  • I think downtown is headed

    is the right direction

    I think downtown is “worse

    off” than it was five years

    ago

    I think downtown has the

    potential to be more than it

    currently is

    10. In your opinion, how can Cortland best invest the DRI funding in the downtown (choose up to

    5)?

    a. Infrastructure

    b. Streetscape (walkways, benches, lighting)

    c. Traffic Circulation

    d. Incentivize new businesses

    e. Provide market-rate apartments

    f. Provide housing for seniors (55+)

    g. Family entertainment/recreation

    h. Green Space (parks, trails, etc.)

    i. Other (please specify):

  • City of Cortland Selected by New York State for

    $10 Million Dollar Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI)

    A Local Planning Committee (LPC) is working with a consulting team, state planners, and

    key municipal representatives. The LPC has established a community-based vision for

    revitalizing downtown and the development of a Strategic Investment Plan.

    The DRI process utilizes Cortland’s vision to establish a series of goals and strategies

    that will help guide the LPC to include the most viable transformative projects in the final

    Strategic Investment Plan.

    Strategic investment plans will examine local assets and opportunities, and identify

    economic development, transportation, housing, and community projects that align with

    the community’s vision for the downtown, that are poised for implementation, and that

    can leverage and expand upon the state’s $10 million investment.

    Plans will be complete in early 2018.

    BE A PART OF THE PROCESS More Information about the Initiative, project materials and

    past and future meetings is available at:

    www.CortlandDRI.com

  • The City of Cortland’s Vision

    To develop the historical downtown into a thriving economic and cultural

    center for Cortland County, building upon three key strategies:

    Expand the arts, music, sports and recreation based creative economy;

    Build a complete downtown neighborhood which includes housing for all

    demographics, retail shopping, job availability, access to everyday goods

    and services, and attractive public spaces; and

    Update infrastructure that integrates technology and sustainability to

    address 21st Century needs

    BE A PART OF THE PROCESS More Information about the Initiative, project materials

    and past and future meetings is available at:

    www.CortlandDRI.com

  • Now in its second year, Governor

    Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization

    Initiative (DRI) is transforming downtown

    neighborhoods into vibrant communities

    where the next generation of New

    Yorkers will want to live, work

    and raise families.

    A Local Planning Committee will work

    with the consulting team, state planners,

    and key municipal representatives to

    guide and direct the establishment of a

    community-based vision for revitalizing

    downtown and the development of a

    Strategic Investment Plan.

    Strategic investment plans will examine

    local assets and opportunities, and

    identify economic development,

    transportation, housing, and community

    projects that align with the community’s

    vision for the downtown, that are poised

    for implementation, and that can

    leverage and expand upon the state’s

    $10 million investment. Plans will be

    complete in early 2018.

    City of Cortland Selected by New York State for $10 Million Dollar

    Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI)

    Now in its second year, Governor

    Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization

    Initiative (DRI) is transforming downtown

    neighborhoods into vibrant communities

    where the next generation of New

    Yorkers will want to live, work

    and raise families.

    A Local Planning Committee will work

    with the consulting team, state planners,

    and key municipal representatives to

    guide and direct the establishment of a

    community-based vision for revitalizing

    downtown and the development of a

    Strategic Investment Plan.

    Strategic investment plans will examine

    local assets and opportunities, and

    identify economic development,

    transportation, housing, and community

    projects that align with the community’s

    vision for the downtown, that are poised

    for implementation, and that can

    leverage and expand upon the state’s

    $10 million investment. Plans will be

    complete in early 2018.

    City of Cortland Selected by New York State for $10 Million Dollar

    Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI)

    Now in its second year, Governor

    Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization

    Initiative (DRI) is transforming downtown

    neighborhoods into vibrant communities

    where the next generation of New

    Yorkers will want to live, work

    and raise families.

    A Local Planning Committee will work

    with the consulting team, state planners,

    and key municipal representatives to

    guide and direct the establishment of a

    community-based vision for revitalizing

    downtown and the development of a

    Strategic Investment Plan.

    Strategic investment plans will examine

    local assets and opportunities, and

    identify economic development,

    transportation, housing, and community

    projects that align with the community’s

    vision for the downtown, that are poised

    for implementation, and that can

    leverage and expand upon the state’s

    $10 million investment. Plans will be

    complete in early 2018.

    City of Cortland Selected by New York State for $10 Million Dollar

    Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI)

    Now in its second year, Governor

    Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization

    Initiative (DRI) is transforming downtown

    neighborhoods into vibrant communities

    where the next generation of New

    Yorkers will want to live, work

    and raise families.

    A Local Planning Committee will work

    with the consulting team, state planners,

    and key municipal representatives to

    guide and direct the establishment of a

    community-based vision for revitalizing

    downtown and the development of a

    Strategic Investment Plan.

    Strategic investment plans will examine

    local assets and opportunities, and

    identify economic development,

    transportation, housing, and community

    projects that align with the community’s

    vision for the downtown, that are poised

    for implementation, and that can

    leverage and expand upon the state’s

    $10 million investment. Plans will be

    complete in early 2018.

    City of Cortland Selected by New York State for $10 Million Dollar

    Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI)

  • More Information about the

    Initiative, project materials and

    past and future meetings is

    available at:

    www.CortlandDRI.com

    BE A PART OF

    THE PROCESS More Information about the

    Initiative, project materials and

    past and future meetings is

    available at:

    www.CortlandDRI.com

    BE A PART OF

    THE PROCESS More Information about the

    Initiative, project materials and

    past and future meetings is

    available at:

    www.CortlandDRI.com

    BE A PART OF

    THE PROCESS More Information about the

    Initiative, project materials and

    past and future meetings is

    available at:

    www.CortlandDRI.com

    BE A PART OF

    THE PROCESS

  • CORTLAND DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION INITIATIVE

    Public Engagement Meeting #2

    Downtown Cortland was recently selected as

    the winner of the $10 million Downtown

    Revitalization Initiative (DRI) in Central New

    York!

    This meeting will be the second of several

    public events focused on gathering first-hand

    knowledge and recommendations from the

    community.

    December 14, 2017 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Cortland Elks Lodge 9 Groton Avenue Cortland, NY 13045

    FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT

    www.CortlandDRI.com

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