This PACE University Land Use Study lays the groundwork for the eventual smart growth redevelopment and restoration of the historic Hamlet of Pleasant Valley.
About the Report
Supervisor Mark Figliozzi commissioned this significant analysis and thanks to consistent representation at various Dutchess County meetings, where he sought to advocate for the future development of the Town of Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County officials recognized Supervisor Figliozzi’s efforts on behalf of the Town by funding this vital first step toward creating a community vision for the future. This document encompasses the socio-economic data, community characteristics, goals to create a more walkable community, future infrastructure needs, design parameters, housing evaluation, services, businesses needed and a host of additional observations and recommendations. The Town hopes to move as quickly as possible on developing the Hamlet Plan and utilizing the recommendations to obtain State grant funds to pay for implementation of the goals established in future community visioning sessions.
“We are most fortunate to have this study and I am grateful to Dutchess County in providing the funding for this professional and comprehensive study. It is most valuable in laying the foundation for planning enhancements to the Hamlet of Pleasant Valley,” Supervisor Figliozzi said.
The existing G-Line was built in the 1930’s. The purpose of the rebuild project is to replace deteriorated electric transmission infrastructure which has reached the end of its useful life in order to provide enhanced storm hardening and reliability. The rebuild will take place within the existing 150 foot wide right-of-way, and the right-of-way will not be widened. The location of the line, which is presently located 25 feet from the western boundary of the right-of-way, will be moved 25 feet in an easterly direction to be 50 feet from the western boundary to lessen risk of storm damage to the line and risk of outages.