Zoning & Land Use

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DOT Plans for Congress St. (Route 2) Improvements

The NYS Department of Transportation plan drawings were created by the Laberge Group. The prints are dated 9/10/2004. The proposed work will begin slightly west of 11th Street to slightly east of the Stuarts Shop at Pawling Avenue. The plans contain a large amount of information as to who owns (or owned in 2004) the buildings and land along Congress Street.

  • The entire area is getting new sidewalks except where the bluestone sidewalks are being repaired.
  • In all areas the plan includes drop cubs at pedestrian crosswalks and brick laid in a herringbone pattern outside the “walking area” of the sidewalks.
  • It also features on street and off street parking. From 11th Street to 14th Street the road is divided into two equal lanes with parking lanes along most of both sides of the street. The parking is delineated by the shape of the curbs.
  • In many areas the sidewalk is widened.
  • At Christie Street a parking lot is shown and this street is closed to through traffic between 13th Street and Congress Street.
  • It also shows 13th Street being one way with slanted parking spots along the street. This also adds a large amount of sidewalk at the corner of 13th Street.
  • The intersection of Marshall Street, Cypress Street and 14th Street is made narrower and becomes a one way headed NE.
  • There is a large amount of sidewalk added between Cypress and Marshall streets.
  • On the east side of the street between 14th and 15th the drawing states that, “Repair bluestone sidewalk using acceptable materials from within the project limits.” There is some infill with herringbone patterned brick.
  • The stairs leading up the hill to the houses west of Brunswick Avenue are being replaced.
  • There is a new retaining wall shown where the bank has fallen away.
  • The iron fence at the cliff area is called out to be repaired and a guiderail added.
  • A new curb cut is shown for “Jerry Hart Auto Service”.

 

 

 

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