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Page 1: City of Geneva Downtown Revitalization Initiative - New York · AGENDA Welcome and Introductions What is the Downtown Revitalization Initiative? Building on a Strong Foundation DRI

City of GenevaDowntown Revitalization

Initiative

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AGENDA

Welcome and Introductions

What is the Downtown Revitalization Initiative?

Building on a Strong Foundation

DRI Process, Scope and Timeline

Discussion

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The Project Team

• The City of Geneva

• Empire State Development

• Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council

• New York State Department of State

• New York State Department of Housing and Community Renewal

• Other State Agencies

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The Consultant Team

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Local Planning Committee

Your Role in the Planning Process

• Provide guidance and direction

• Share relevant information with project team

• Participate in engagement activities

• Spread the word

Thank you for participating!

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What is the DRI?

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Program Description

Intended to leverage investments to reinforce and secure additional public and private investments proximal to, and within, downtowns

$10 Million

10 Communities

for

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How Were Communities Selected?

• Well-defined boundaries

• Able to support a vibrant, year-round downtown

• Nearby investments planned or undertaken with other public or private funding

• Continuity with the REDC’s articulated vision for the region and consistency with recent planning efforts for the area

• The existence of developable properties within the downtown

• Recent or impending job growth within, or in close proximity to downtown

• An attractive and livable community for diverse populations of all ages

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Goals of the DRI / Investment Plans

• Creation of an active, desirable downtown with a strong sense of place;

• Attraction of new businesses, high-paying jobs, and skilled workers;

• Arts and cultural attractions;

• A diverse population, supported by housing and employment opportunities;

• An enhanced local property tax base; and

• Amenities to support and enhance downtown living and quality of life.

$300k Strategic

Investment

Plans

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Building on a Strong Foundation

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Ramada

NY 14 to

ThruwayGeneva

Events Center

FLCCThe Smith

City Hall

Conceptual Redevelopment Area

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Comprehensive Plan

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Waterfront Infrastructure Plan

Phase 1: Shoreline and Pier Improvements at Events Center: Complete

Phase 2: Ramada/Castle Shoreline Improvements/Boardwalk: To Be Complete—9/30

Phase 3: Naturalization of Castle Creek/Kayak Launch: To Be Complete—9/30

Phase 4: Marina: Design Funded/Construction TBD

Phase 5: Beach: TBD

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Connectivity Plan

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Connecting Downtown to the Lakefront

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Re-envisioning Route 5 & 20

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Re-envisioning Route 5 & 20

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Infill Opportunities

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Adaptive Reuse Opportunities

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Key Programmatic Elements

• Poverty Reduction

• Food Desert

• Mixed-Income Housing

• Small Business Development

• Entrepreneurship Development

• Environmental Stewardship

• Educational Institution Connections

• Health Care Connections

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The DRI Process

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VisioningWhere We Are

Priority Projects

Action Strategy

The Planning Process

Leverage &

Build

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Vision & Strategy Workshop

Revitalization Strategies & Master Plan

Final Presentation / Open House

Focus Groups

Local Planning Committee

Focus Groups

Local Planning Committee

Focus Groups

Local Planning Committee

October 27-28 November 2016 February 2016

The Feedback Loop

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Downtown Profile

Draw on existing framework….

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Downtown Profile

…and supplement with new data to inform DRI strategies

• Demographics

• Socio-economic and market trends

• Real estate characteristics

• Employers

• Labor shed

• Building stock – vacancy, condition, price points

• Developable sites

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Vision, Values and Principles

Geneva’s Vision, Values and Principles were established through the Comprehensive Planning Process

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Geneva’s Values Infused in the DRI

The DRI will build on the foundation established in the Comprehensive Plan

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Vibrancy

Connectivity

Food Access

Innovation District

Housing Options

Workforce Development

The DRI will identify and advance specific projects that leverage assets and support the Vision and Values of Geneva…

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…establishing a clear roadmap to continued revitalization

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Outcomes

• Master Plan with Site Specific Strategies

• 3D Visualization

• Action Plan

• Marketing Strategy and Collateral

• Funding Strategy

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Collateral

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Work Completed to Date

• Site Visit and Tour

• Base Mapping

• Review of Past Plans

• Traffic Data Collection

• Parking Data Collection

• 3D Base Model

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Community Engagement

Work Plan Elements

Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb

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Downtown Profile and Assessment

Local Planning Committee Meeting

Focus Group / Stakeholder Meetings

Public Meetings and Workshops

Downtown Vision, Goals and Objectives

Revitalization Strategy Outline

Revitalization Strategies and Action Plan

Priority Project Profiles

Implementation Strategy

Performance Indicators/Metrics

Final DRI Plan

Timeline

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Group Exercise

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Assets and Opportunities

What are Geneva’s biggest assets?

What projects do you think would have the greatest influence on Geneva?

What is a challenge facing the downtown?

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Next Steps

October 27th &

28th

Focus Group Meetings

Stakeholder Interviews

Public Workshop

Public Storefront

Refine Vision and Values for Downtown area

Downtown Profile Completed

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Thank You