Public workshop planned on redevelopment of Southeast Cortland

The site of the former Buckbee-Mears plant on Kellogg Road in southeast Cortland. After the company closed the facility, the property was purchased by local realtor David Yaman (Yaman Commercial Industrial Real Estate)

Editor's Note: The following is a press release from Joy Kuebler Landscape Architect, of Tonawanda, N.Y.

CORTLAND, N.Y. — The City of Cortland, with Thoma Development Consultants, invite area residents and stakeholders to participate in a public workshop for the Southeast Cortland Redevelopment Strategy Project.

As part of this plan, and in order to ensure that the local community is given a voice in the redevelopment planning for the Study Area, the Project Team, led by Thoma Development Consultants, is extending an open invitation to community members and leaders, residents, business owners, and stakeholders to participate in a public workshop on Wednesday. May 23, 2018, from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Port Watson Mini-Conference Center, at 131 Port Watson Street.

This public workshop seeks to gather input from our community to develop and implement plans that support the goals of the NYS Brownfield Opportunity Area Program by reshaping the community in ways that foster the expansion of cultural, educational, recreational, entertainment, and residential uses, and to tap specific regional opportunities and growth trends.

This Public Outreach event will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to collaboratively address challenges and constraints of the identified sites and to creatively re-envision the area as an integral part of the community.

This workshop will be open house style so that participants may join us for as long as you are able.

Refreshments will be served. All are welcome to participate!

For additional information or to RSVP, please contact Crystal Surdyk at (716) 695-1987 or csurdyk@jklastudio.com.