The public is invited to the Sept 14 Nyack Village Board
Regular Mtg when the Gedney Street Project will be discussed.
by the Gedney Street Project Team
For decades, a dirty, 500 foot section of the Nyack waterfront has been fenced off and inaccessible to village residents and visitors. Now, because of new waterfront zoning rules, developers on the waterfront will need to open up this space to benefit the community.
A new public park along with townhomes and condominiums at the Gedney Street Project will revitalize Nyack’s waterfront. The park is one of the tangible public benefits this project must include in return for constructing the project.
Over the last two decades, Hudson River communities have been reclaiming waterfront spaces to create new public parks. Tarrytown’s Riverwalk Park was built on the site of an old asphalt plant. Irvington has transformed part of its industrial shoreline past into a riverfront oasis. If approved by the Nyack Village Board on September 14, the park on Gedney Street will add Nyack to a growing list of public waterfront amenities on the Lower Hudson.
Watch The Progress as a Former Brownfield is Transformed into a Hudson River Public Space
From Main and Gedney Streets, a wide new stair will bring you to the new waterfront. A 15 foot walkway adjacent to landscaped beds then leads to a peninsula on the water. Seating and benches will provide stunning views of the new Tappan Zee Bridge or the traditional Wednesday and Sunday Nyack Boat Club sailboat races.
Informational displays will feature key moments in the history of the site, and key information about the great Hudson waterway.
The Gedney Street Park will include kayak rental and a public kayak launch. There will also be river access for fishing from this site.
In addition, there will be public parking for this riverfront space with two lots that also include 24 spaces and that are senior and disabled accessible.
Dark-Sky lights will minimize light pollution, varying in intensity at different times of the night.
This project will bring significant financial benefits to the Village of Nyack and its school, library and fire district. The Gedney Street Project is projected to generate $500,000 in new property taxes adding more than $2.3 million to the Nyack Schools budget. The new waterfront park will be deeded to the Village of Nyack.
Partnerships like the Gedney Street Project provide public benefits without increasing property owners’ tax burden. Other communities that have successfully executed similar partnerships include Yonkers, Sleepy Hollow and Ossining.
Creating healthy, sustainable communities in the Hudson Valley depends on innovative projects that provide new housing, open up waterfronts and add significant revenue for schools and villages. Please join us in showing your support for the Gedney Street Project at the Nyack Village Board Regular Meeting on Thursday, September 14 at 7:30p at Nyack Village Hall, 9 N Broadway, Nyack, NY.
Learn more about the future of the Nyack waterfront at the Gedney Street Project Visitor Center at 70 Main St & Broadway in Nyack, Wed-Sun from 2p-9p.