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Dobbs Ferry Mayor Offers Fall Update On Waterfront, Train Station Projects

Hartley S. Connett
Hartley S. Connett Photo Credit: File

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- Dobbs Ferry Mayor Hartley S. Connett is sharing information and updates on the waterfront and train station projects. 

Dear Residents, Here is a quick fall update to report on recent actions by the Board of Trustees, new projects and ongoing initiatives, and some dates and reminders for village events coming up.

Work on the Waterfront Park has made significant process in the past month. The southern portion of the park at Willow Point is probably the most notable in terms of progress; you can now get a sense for how beautiful and impressive the park will look when completed; most of the pathways have been completed; the sail has been installed above the new permanent outdoor theatre stage; extensive new grading and landscaping and green grass is evident throughout the entire park; new topsoil has been laid on the Great Lawn at the northern end.

The fishing pier is almost completely finished and work on the new boat dock extending from Willow Point will begin soon. The current timeline will keep the park closed for the remainder of the year with a re-opening dedication to be planned for next spring (2015).

The village will be reaching out to some of the existing ad hoc committees – like Beautification, Youth Services, and Recreation – to seek volunteers to help support the long-term plan. If you want to get involved please let us know and we will help direct you. Regarding the Train Station, this too is close to completion, although the process has been slow (as we have explained in past). Importantly, delays caused by the utilities are mostly now behind; water and power connections to the village’s train station building are almost completed; this work has also coincided with the laying of new irrigation and power lines stretching across the parking lot to the park. The operators of the new train station business ‘Hudson Social’ are hoping to open sometime in November. 

The board is continuing review and consideration for a new project which would open a significant new view shed on village property bounded by High Street, Station Plaza and Palisade Street. 

Mayor Hartley S. Connett

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