0-FEIS – March 2014
Notice of Completion 4-1-14
A PDF of the Draft Downtown Gateway to the Waterfront Phase II Implementation Plan Powerpoint Presentation is available below.
FINAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN
On December 22, 2009 former Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi and the Glen Cove City Council took a major step toward advancing smart growth principles through the passage of a Visual Simulation Ordinance, making Glen Cove one of the first municipalities in the nation to require “visual simulations” or 3-D digital animations for proposed large scale developments to enable viewers to literally see how these projects would impact the community. The idea for a Visual Simulation Ordinance was originally conceived by former Mayor Suozzi during the first term of his administration, in May 2006, as a way of providing the public with a visual conceptual plan for any new developments that would impact the community and surrounding neighborhood. The new requirements enable the applicant/developer, the public and decision-makers/boards to walk through the animation in a real neighborhood accurate in measurement and scale, as opposed to a flat conceptual rendering or model. A project can be viewed from any perspective, and viewers will be able to see the ways the proposal would affect neighborhood changes such as the casting of shadows, walkability, land use, open space and more. The ordinance will give everyone the means to experience the project as contemplated, allowing for a richer and more intelligent discussion which will result in meaningful feedback on these proposals.
The City of Glen Cove is undertaking the Western Gateway Climate Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Strategies, a planning and environmental study for the south side of Glen Cove Creek. The objective of the project is the development of a plan to enhance resilience to climate change on the south side of the Creek. Click here for a map of the project area—which serves as a gateway to downtown Glen Cove and the waterfront.
The Western Gateway Climate Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Strategies will include an evaluation of existing conditions in the Western Gateway area, and an assessment of the area’s vulnerability to climate change; solicitation of input from the public and stakeholders, via a public meeting/open house; and development of climate adaptation strategies and strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Western Gateway area.
The City of Glen Cove has received funding for the Western Gateway Climate Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Strategies through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Climate Smart Communities (CSC) Grant Program.
Please direct questions and comments on the project to the Glen Cove Community Development Agency (phone: 516-676-1625).
The City of Glen Cove is undertaking a pedestrian improvement project in the Downtown Business Improvement District (BID). The project includes planning, design, and construction of pedestrian improvements in downtown Glen Cove, specifically the replacement of 28 curb ramps and upgrades to 16 crosswalks on Bridge, Glen, and School Streets. The project also includes the addition of a new crosswalk and curb ramps on School Street in a location where there is not presently a crosswalk and curb ramps.
The project will enhance the visibility and durability of crosswalks, bring curb ramps into compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, fix ramps that are currently in a state of disrepair, and improve pedestrian safety in downtown Glen Cove.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has awarded funding for the project to the City of Glen Cove, with funding administered by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT).
A Public Information Meeting regarding the project was held on March 20, 2019 at Glen Cove City Hall. Click hereto view a display board from the meeting showing the locations of proposed improvements. Click here to view an example of proposed intersection improvements.
Construction of the project is scheduled to occur in spring 2021.
Please direct questions and comments regarding the pedestrian improvements for the Glen Cove Downtown BID project to the City of Glen Cove Public Works Department (phone: 516-676-4402) or Glen Cove Community Development Agency (phone: 516-676-1625).
The City of Glen Cove is carrying out a project to rehabilitate the East Island Bridge Tidal Gates and construct green infrastructure to improve the water quality of Dosoris Pond, a tidal estuary located in northern Glen Cove. The project includes engineering and construction of these improvements, which will include the refurbishment of existing tidal gate structures, replacement of deteriorated tidal gate hardware, repairs to the bridge piers and walls, and different types of native plantings at locations on the north side of Dosoris Pond.
This project will put the three sets of tidal gates below the East Island Bridge back into service, restoring the flow between Dosoris Pond and the Long Island Sound. Wetland plantings, rain gardens, shoreline restoration plantings, and permeable pavement will be installed. This green infrastructure will complement the ecological benefits of improved water flow between Dosoris Pond and Long Island Sound by filtering stormwater runoff that causes pollution in the pond and stabilizing shoreline. The project is currently in the Detailed Design phase, with the goal of having bidding documents by the end of 2019.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has awarded funding under its Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) program to the City for this project.
Please direct questions regarding this project to the City of Glen Cove Department of Public Works (phone: 516-676-4402) or Glen Cove Community Development Agency (516-676-1625).
The Master Plan is available for public viewing at the Glen Cove Public Library and City Clerk’s Office.
Click on the links below for more information regarding the Master Plan
- DGEIS for Proposed Master Plan
- FGEIS for Proposed Master Plan
- FGEIS Appendix
- Master Plan Final Version Intro and Executive Summary
- Master Plan Final Version Chapter 1
- Master Plan Final Version Chapter 2
- Master Plan Final Version Chapter 3
- Master Plan Final Version Chapter 4
- Master Plan Final Version Chapter 5
- Master Plan Final Version Chapter 6
- Phase 1 Code Amendments
The development of the Waterfront has continued to gain momentum. The Mayor’s Office, the Planning Board, CDA and IDA along with many professionals from a wide-variety of disciplines, have worked cooperatively with RXR Glen Isle Partners to modify their plans to ensure that the waterfront reflects the character of our community while providing significant and lasting economic benefits.
For more information, click here.