The Broome County Planning Department is in the process of updating the 2011 Intermunicipal Waterfront Public Access Plan which includes the development of a Blueway Plan. The purpose of the plan is to establish strategies that improve public access and awareness of the county’s rivers. The plan will map and assess the existing conditions of the waterfront and explore new opportunities to enhance access and increase recreational use throughout the county. This project is a collaborative effort of the Broome County Planning Department and its municipal partners.
Last year, Broome County organized a series of public workshops to learn what types of riverfront improvements the community would like to see in the future. Broome County is continuing its public outreach efforts through a survey to solicit input for the Blueway Plan. The survey will collect information about how people utilize the river and which materials are most useful for their water recreation experience. In addition, survey participants will have the opportunity to review some of the proposed projects and provide additional feedback for the Waterfront Public Access Plan.
Input from the survey will be used to assure the Waterfront Public Access Plan and the Blueway Plan align with the community’s vision for the future of the waterfront. The survey only takes a few minutes to complete and can be accessed here: https://www.broomewaterfront.com/.
This project was made possible with financial and technical support provided through the NYS DOS Local Waterfront Revitalization Program.