MAYVILLE - The public is invited to attend an informational and public input session where Pashek Associates will present their recommendations regarding the feasibility of a potential multi-use trail connecting Lake Erie at Barcelona Harbor to Chautauqua Lake at the Chautauqua Institution. The meeting will be held on Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Webb's Year-Round Resort, 115 West Lake Road, Mayville.
The proposed trail would create a greenway in the vicinity of the historic Portage Trail, likely using existing rails-to-trails pathways to connect Barcelona and the villages of Westfield and Mayville to the Chautauqua Institution.
This project was identified as one of the top priority projects in the Chautauqua County Greenway Plan, which was financed by the County and managed by the County Department of Planning & Economic Development (CCPED), and completed in April 2012.
The economic and quality of life benefits of trails are well established. Trails increase the value of property adjacent to them. They provide health and fitness opportunities, and provide economic development opportunities by bringing visitors and their wallets to our communities. They spin off new business opportunities such as bike rentals, trailside restaurants, and lodging. They are an incentive that attracts new residents and encourage companies to locate within the region.
Pashek Associates will review the planning process and present their findings on the feasibility of developing the proposed trail. We encourage private land owners along the corridor and the general public to attend and provide input, share their thoughts and suggestions regarding the proposed recommendations. Input given at this meeting will guide Pashek Associates in finalizing the feasibility study.
This meeting is the second of two public meetings. Over 60 people attended the first public meeting in May and provided our planning team with excellent input and feedback.
The meeting is sponsored by the Chautauqua County Department of Planning & Economic Development, and the Westfield Development Corporation. Refreshments will be served.
For more information contact Trail Planning Committee Chair Aaron Resnick at firstname.lastname@example.org (716) 326-2200.