A public information meeting will be held by the Greene County Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Planning and Elan Planning, Design & Landscape Architecture on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the Catskill Senior Center at 15 Academy Street from 6 – 7PM (prior to the Village of Catskill Board meeting) to discuss planned pedestrian improvements for the Greene County portion of the Hudson River Skywalk project and to solicit public input on the schematic design.
The project includes design and construction of an approximately 1,600 foot section of a pedestrian walkway to be located on the south side of NYS State Route 23 connecting the Rip Van Winkle Bridge to the Thomas Cole National Historic Site within the Village of Catskill. The project will incorporate a handicapped accessible walkway, retaining walls, way-finding signage and landscaping. The walkway will be located primarily on lands owned by the NYS Bridge Authority. In addition, a short section of the walkway will be located on lands of the Temple Israel of Catskill and the Thomas Cole National Historic Site.
The project will provide access to the Rip Van Winkle Bridge providing majestic views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains, and is part of the planned improvements to connect the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Greene County and the Olana State Historic Site in Columbia County. The project is a partnership between Greene County, NYS Department of State, NYS Bridge Authority, Village of Catskill, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, and Temple Israel of Catskill.
An Economic Impact Analysis and Tourism Market Study have been completed for the Skywalk which is expected to enhance the local tourism industry by attracting new visitors and increasing visitor spending and job creation. VIEW ANALYSIS & STUDY HERE
Questions or comments regarding the project should be directed to the Greene County Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Planning, 411 Main Street, Catskill, NY 12414. 518-719-3290