Chautauqua County Greenways Plan

The Chautauqua County Department of Planning and Economic Development is working on a plan to create county-wide greenways and trails as well as to preserve open spaces for recreation, leisure and eco-tourism based economic development.

During the Chautauqua County Comprehensive Plan process, area residents communicated an overwhelming desire to conserve the County’s natural resources and to connect the county’s natural, recreational, and cultural amenities.

The next step in the process is to hear from area tourism businesses and local residents. Public meetings are being held in the following locations:

* Tuesday, September 20, 2011 from 6:30 – 8:30: Dunkirk Clarion Hotel, Lighthouse Ballroom

* Wednesday, September 21, 2011 from 6:30 – 8:30: JCC South, Student Activity Center

The Chautauqua County Department of Planning and the consultant (Pashek & Associates) will discuss/present the following:

What are Greenways?

Results of the Greenways Survey

Vision for County Greenway & Process of evaluating, analyzing, and identifying potential corridors – Discussion/Q&A

Potential Natural System Corridors

Potential Recreation & Transportation Corridors

Potential demonstration projects – What are your priorities?

Next Steps/Q&A

For additional information about the Greenways Plan or public meetings, contact the County Planning Department at 716-661-8912.

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