The village has introduced a $7 million proposal to reconstruct West Main Street and upgrade its water plant during the next three years.
About 30 property owners on West Main Street would be affected by the reconstruction project, which would run from the intersection of North Broad Street to the street’s western end at the Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site; sections of Hill, Ray and Ambrose streets also would be rebuilt. Water and sewer lines about 120 years old would be replaced under the plan, which also calls for the installation of sidewalks, granite curbing, LED street lighting and an 1,800-foot stormwater drainage system and planting of trees.
To enhance the aesthetics of the downtown area, the village also plans to apply for funding from National Grid to bury a 1,700-foot section of aerial electric, telephone and television wires.
In addition, a historic recreational area named Market Square Park would be developed in front of the Sackets Harbor Visitors Center off the street. A gateway to the battlefield would be built at the western end of the street, with the goal of attracting visitors to the Pickering-Beach Museum and other historic buildings inside the park. [Read more...]