How Much are the Lowe Park and Chautauqua Avenue Projects Going to Cost the Village of Lakewood?

An in depth analysis of the the Chautauqua Avenue and Lowe Park Stormwater projects shows that the Village of Lakewood, NY will cost less to village taxpayers than not doing the projects, By accepting the grants, a state-of-the-art, attractive Chautauqua Avenue and business district, and a new useable green space at Lowe Park will benefit our community — while striving to ensure the health of Chautauqua Lake

Relevant points regarding Chautauqua Avenue and the proposed grant funding for the Chautauqua Avenue Green Street program: Continue reading “How Much are the Lowe Park and Chautauqua Avenue Projects Going to Cost the Village of Lakewood?”

What Are the Facts about the Chautauqua Avenue Green Street Grant?

The Chautauqua Avenue Green Retrofit Project will update Chautauqua Avenue into a state-of-the-art main street with long-last permeable pavement, allow for a shady tree-lined avenue, and help enhance the health of Chautauqua Lake.

The Village of Lakewood Board of Trustees  voted to  accept a grant for $695,000 for Chautauqua Avenue Green Street Improvements, January 28, 2019. Here are the facts about the grant: Continue reading “What Are the Facts about the Chautauqua Avenue Green Street Grant?”

Lowe Park Stormwater Project

Lowe Park right now is a vacant lot with a big drainage pipe under it that

Drain pipe at the end of Lowe Park with sediment plume
Sediment build-up in Chautauqua Lake at the end of the drain pipe in Lowe Park

drains directly into Chautauqua Lake. The Lowe Park Stream Daylighting/Sediment Capture Project will transform the park into an inviting park from which to enjoy the lake, while simultaneously sediments and nutrients will be removed before they can enter the lake. Continue reading “Lowe Park Stormwater Project”

Stormwater Management: Key to Chautauqua Lake’s Health

It is no surprise to anyone that Chautauqua Lake is classified as an impaired waterbody by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The lake water has excessive nutrients that stimulate weed and algal growth. These eutrophic conditions in the lake have contributed to the weed problem for decades, and harmful algal blooms are becoming more common. Continue reading “Stormwater Management: Key to Chautauqua Lake’s Health”

Lakewood & Busti Awarded 1.493 Million Dollars in Grants

The Village of Lakewood and the Town of Busti have been notified that they have been awarded $1,493,921.00 dollars from various state agencies through this years Consolidated Funding Application process as part of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative for 2018. Continue reading “Lakewood & Busti Awarded 1.493 Million Dollars in Grants”