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February 6, 2014

P'burgh City Council to revisit marina proposal

PLATTSBURGH — At a meeting set for 5 p.m. today, the City of Plattsburgh Common Council will discuss revisiting the plan to develop a marina at Dock Street Landing.

The council recently voted down two competing development plans, submitted by Nav Marine Management and Plattsburgh Boat Basin. 

"We now have an opportunity to open up the discussion to everyone who is interested: citizens, other local governments, academia and local business interests, Ward 2 Councilor Mike Kelly said in a press release. 

"Many of these people are visionaries, and their ideas can only enhance the scope and eventual success of the project."

“Everyone in the City of Plattsburgh wants to see development on the city waterfront," Ward 6 Councilor Joshua Kretser said in the release. "The plan and subsequent RFP put forth in 2013 by the city was formulated with very little input gathered from regional experts, community action groups and knowledgeable residents.  

"We look forward to hearing their ideas (today), helping us to make this vision for an all-inclusive waterfront a reality.”

Ward 3 Councilor Dale Dowdle called the marina idea "very exciting" but said it needs community input before any decision is made.

Also participating at today's meeting in the Common Council Chambers at City Hall will be members of the Town of Plattsburgh Planning Department, Paul Grasso from the Development Corp., Kristy Kennedy from the North Country Chamber of Commerce, Timothy Mihuc from SUNY Plattsburgh and the Lake Champlain Research Institute, Bob Smith from Vision2Action and the Destination Master Plan Committee, as well as City of Plattsburgh department heads. 

The meeting is open to the public; all interested community members are encouraged to join the discussion.

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