Tusten 2.0: Pedestrian friendly, energy efficient
NARROWSBURG, NY — At a public hearing at the Tusten Town Hall on April 7, the Narrowsburg Master Plan was presented. The plan is comprehensive and long range, intended to guide growth and development in Narrowsburg. The Town of Tusten invited architect Buck Moorhead to assist the town with a conceptual development and redevelopment design plan for the hamlet of Narrowsburg. For the past year and a half, Moorehead and a committee worked to conceptualize the master plan, which they say is a “long-term vision” for Narrowsburg. Below are highlights from the plan. To view the entire plan, go to www.tusten.org and click on “Hamlet of Narrowsburg Master Plan.”
New Observation Deck, enhancement of Tusten Veterans’ Memorial Park and pedestrian link along Delaware River
Former bus garage
The property owner has created a garden behind her property and has proposed the possibility of creating a pedestrian trail connecting that garden to the community garden behind the library.
The municipal parking area is one of the few public parking areas currently located within the hamlet. The intention, long term, is to negotiate easements with adjacent property owners in an effort to maximize the parking capacity of the hamlet, especially when Main Street is closed for events.
Opportunity to create a civic center/town square. Use the space behind the library for additional parking, as well as put a rooftop garden on the library.
Town of Tusten to encourage potential future uses including multi-purpose business incubator center, hotel, or senior housing. Town to negotiate municipal use of parking facility. Encourage use of building that is a positive contribution to the local economy.
Downtown business expansion
Development of this area provides an opportunity to reinforce a pedestrian link between the two existing business areas of the town: Main Street and the Peck’s shopping area.
DeMauro pedestrian link
Create a safe, enhanced pedestrian path connecting Main Street to campground area as well as a safe path from the campground to Bridge Street and Main Street.
Proposed actions include maintain ballfield to south, use the field for large-event parking with a shuttle and install solar power.
Flats river access
Create a public river access on the Flats. Consider promoting Ten Mile River as town swimming beach.