A crucial aspect of every vision to continue Peekskill's restoration has been recreating a strong link between the downtown and the waterfront. Last week the City of Peekskill published the "final plan" for the Central Avenue and South Water Street Conceptual Plan. The 77 page document, which was developed by ADL III Architecture PC, outlines plans to redevelop the two avenues with mixed-used residential and commercial structures, small parks, and public areas with art displays. The redeveloped area would connect to the new Lincoln Depot Plaza and the Peekskill Landing park, both of which are now in construction. The plans are chockfull of great ideas, from new museums to green walls to pedestrian-friendly streetscapes. Let's hope it all actually happens.
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