Nyack, Nov 27 — You can park for free if you know where to go in Nyack between now and Jan 2. Nyack’s Village Board, working with the Chamber of Commerce of the Nyacks and ACADA have declared a parking holiday for the municipal lot on Artopee Way behind the Riverspace building by Main Street through the rest of 2012.
Nyack, Dec 30 — If a picture can conjure a thousands words, here are some of the more memorable photos, illustrations and graphics in 2011. Without further ado and the thousand words, here’s our look back at 2011.
by Carlo Pellegrini
Dear Mayor Kavesh:
At the August 31 Chamber of Commerce/Friends of The Nyacks sponsored candidates forum, the matter of an $11 million grant from the federal government to alleviate parking congestion being rejected by the Village of Nyack was brought to our attention. As I am sure you can understand, some of our members were left with the impression that in your capacity as mayor you led the effort to reject these funds.
Nyack, August 31 — Nyack’s two mayoral candidates met last night in the Nyack Center answering questions from the 100+ people in the audience covering issues including the health of downtown businesses, the village’s sometimes raucous night life and proposed Superblock redevelopment. The evening included one dramatic moment when Nyack Mayor Richard Kavesh told the audience that in 2010 he had turned down an $11 million federal transportation grant for the village from Congressman Eliot Engel.
Nyack, August 16 — Nyack is studying two different proposals to develop the space now occupied by Riverspace, the strip mall on Main Street and the adjacent parking lots. The plans are in response to Request for an Expression of Interest (RFEI) released in June.
by Jake Layton
The new sidewalks have come to Nyack.
They’re very nice, these new sidewalks. Very clean, pleasing to the eye, but in the end, they are but a path. The question is, to where does this path lead?
Nyack, June 16 — Nyack’s Village Board is expected to approve a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) at a special meeting tonight at 7p in Village Hall. The document seeks developers and their ideas for recasting the parcel of land that contains Riverspace, its adjacent strip mall, the M&T bank building and the parking lot bordered by these buildings.
Here’s a quick who, what, when, how, where…and why…about the Superblock from the RFEI.
Main Street in Nyack will undergo a block by block facelift this summer beginning in June. Sidewalks, crosswalks, overhead lighting and trash receptacles will all get a new look complemented by a new road surface in October.
Nyack’s Village Board will hold a workshop meeting on Thursday 4/21 at 7p to discuss a draft “memorandum of understanding” (MOU) designating Riverspace as the village’s partner in creating a redevelopment plan for a Superblock in downtown Nyack. The agreement requires Riverspace to contribute $200,000 to pre-development costs for the planned construction of a performing arts cultural center to be subsidized by commercial, residential and retail revenues. As part of the agreement, Riverspace will take responsibility for launching a capital campaign with a minimum of $2 milllion in pledges to subsidize operation of an arts center not covered by revenue from the income producing properties.
(updated) Lead consultant HR&A will present the Superblock Feasibility findings to the public at a meeting on Tues 11/30 at 7p in the Nyack Center.
A pro forma business plan for each of five possible scenarios will be presented with suggested private and government “gap funding” to make up shortfalls.
Parking options will be discussed.