Troy is looking for bids on construction at historic Powers Park, The Record reports.
The works include installation of new sidewalks and curbing on the east and south sides of the park where none currently exist, as well as replacement of older sidewalks and curbing along 2nd Avenue and 110th Street.
“For nearly 130 years, Powers Park has been a fundamental piece of the Lansingburgh landscape,” Troy Mayor Patrick Madden said in a statement. “Providing public access to outdoor spaces is at the core of my administration’s mission to enhance quality of life in Troy’s diverse neighborhoods.
“With significant financial investment from New York State and with the support of Senator Breslin, we will enhance access to this historic park space and preserve an important piece of Lansingburgh history for future generations to enjoy.”
The work also involves the installation of a new ground hydrant on the park grounds. If funding is available, street trees will be added around the perimeter of the park.
There will be a second, separate bid for repairs to the park’s iron park fence.
It involves repairs to existing fence and the fabrication and installation of duplicate sections to replace missing lengths. Funding for the entire project comes from a State and Municipal Facilities Program (SAM) grant administered through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) sponsored by State Sen. Neil Breslin, the newspaper reported.
The project is being coordinated with the Capital District Transportation Authority’s (CDTA) River Corridor Bus Rapid Transit route, “Blue Line”, connecting downtown Albany, Troy, Watervliet, Cohoes and Waterford, which is under construction.