Recent investments in the downtown Riverwalk have enhanced
Much of the most underutilized space in downtown is located between Third Street & the Chadakoin River, primarily along First & Second Streets. Reuse and redevelopment of key parcels along these streets could contribute significantly to expanding downtown as a setting for both residential, office, recreation and the arts. The rail corridor currently separates this area from the river and the emerging medical complex on the former Ames store site in Brooklyn Square.
The area's potential could be greatly enhanced by improving connections to the river and Brooklyn Square, which would help overcome its isolation from the rest of downtown. Such connections would significantly enhance the attractiveness of the former industrial properties that line First Street, making them candidates for reuse as waterfront residential development either through reuse of existing structures or new construction.
|Underutilized properties along First Street
could be recast as riverfront locations.
|With redevelopment of the former Ames store as a riverfront medical complex and recent improvements in the Riverwalk, new linkages to the river could enhance the attractiveness of these properties.|