Open Call for Community Input

The Village of Waverly is in the process of applying to receive a multi-million dollar award from New York State through NY Forward, a new program aimed at rejuvenating smaller and rural communities. The NY Forward investment would allow Waverly to develop a strategic investment plan and implement key catalytic projects that advance its vision for downtown revitalization. Projects selected for NY Forward funding will transform the downtown and support a vibrant local economy.

The Village of Waverly has issued an Open Call to hear from members of the community who have potential transformative project ideas that will provide economic and community benefits. Submissions can include capital/construction projects, business expansion or creation, renovation of existing buildings, and more.

Please note that the submission of a project idea does not guarantee its inclusion in the Village of Waverly's NY Forward application. Projects that are included in the NY Forward application are also not guaranteed to be selected for NY Forward funding.

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* 1. What is your first name?

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* 2. What is your last name?

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* 3. At what email address would you like to be contacted?

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Proposed NY Forward Boundary - V. Waverly

Proposed NY Forward Boundary - V. Waverly

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* 4. Are you a resident and/or business owner in the Waverly Downtown Planning Area?

Draft Vision for Waverly Downtown Planning Area
The Village of Waverly’s proactive approach to planning and demonstrated ability to leverage past and current investment, makes the Village well positioned to envision and further catalyze downtown revitalization. The Village's friendly, engaged community, strong leadership, abundance of quality local businesses, its top-notch educational system, and recreational gems such as the Waverly Glen Park, and Two Rivers State Park, epitomize the vibrancy of small town America, making Waverly an exceptional candidate for major investment.

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* 5. The NY Forward application needs to articulate a shared vision. Do you feel this draft vision articulates the ideal vision for downtown Waverly?

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* 6. If no, what words or phrases come to mind when you think of your ideal vision for downtown Waverly?

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* 7. Below is list of ideas and actions for Waverly Planning Area. Please rate each on the basis of how important you think each is for the revitalization of the downtown planning area (please answer for each row).*

1 = Most Important   5 = Least Important

  1 2 3 4 5
Create a new logo, marketing and branding strategy for downtown Waverly
Streetscape and pedestrian improvements within Waverly Planning Area (trees, lights, benches, sidewalks, crosswalks, etc.)
Improve connections to create a walkable community with physical and visual access to and along the waterfront for public use
Create a fund to help businesses make capital improvements (e.g. façade improvements, accessibility, energy efficiency)
The creation of Waverly Waterfront Access and Trail via River Road (e.g. walking/biking trail, benches, lighting, etc.)
Develop and improve Waverly Glen and Two Rivers State parks
Add kayak/canoe launch to waterfront access point (e.g., non-motorized launch providing downtown access)
Improvements to Village Parking lots
Multi-site program for the creation and expansion of local businesses
Adaptive reuse of prominent vacant buildings in downtown (e.g. LOOM, Waverly Opera House)
Implement a public arts and mural program in downtown Waverly
Redevelopment of mixed-use buildings anchored by upper story residential use with ground floor retail/commercial use

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* 8. If it was entirely up to you how would you invest $5 million dollars in downtown Waverly?

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* 9. Do you have a project that would like to submit for consideration to be included in the NY Forward application?

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* 10. If yes, please submit the following project information: 

- Project title
- Project sponsor (property owner, for-profit business, not-for-profit)
- Estimated total project cost
- Brief 1-2 sentence project description

Thank you for participating in this very important survey!

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