The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council is pleased to announce the Route 59 Area Transportation & Land Use Study.

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Overview

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC), is pleased to announce the Route 59 Area Transportation & Land Use Study. The Route 59 Study is made possible through federal funds and a partnership between NYMTC, the New York State Department of Transportation, Rockland County, the Town of Ramapo, and the Villages of Airmont and Spring Valley.

As growth in both population and economic development in the area have greatly increased, so have rush hour travel and congestion, creating a need to plan for improvements. The Route 59 Study will consider conditions and make suggestions for improvements in four focal communities along the Study Area.

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NYMTC invites those who use Route 59, those who live in and around the corridor, property, business owners, community groups, elected officials, and other organizations to cooperatively develop the future vision of Route 59, through four community planning workshops. Would you like to see improvements like bike lanes, sidewalks, trees and other landscaping? What do you envision as the desired future for this roadway and its surrounding area? We want to hear from you.

 

The Study Area

The Route 59 Study Area is a 4.5-mile stretch of Route 59 that starts on the western end at Airmont Road and Route 59 in the Village of Airmont, running east through the Town of Ramapo ending at South Pascack Road and Route 59 in the Village of Spring Valley.

The area surrounding Route 59 includes a mix of land uses, with large retail centers as well as commercial and residential sites and a significant pedestrian presence. The travel markets that move within and through the area are complex, being a mixture of regional and local person and goods movement and modes including truck, bus, car, pedestrian and bicycle. The Route 59 Area Transportation & Land Use Study will identify and evaluate transportation and development issues and future scenarios in the Route 59 corridor.

 

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Community Planning Workshops

Your voice counts! Four community planning workshops are being held across the Study Area. Each workshop aims to generate your ideas for improvement to the Study Area. Additionally, the Route 59 Study team is hosting pop-up booths at community events across the Study Area to solicit your valuable input and ideas.

Thanks to your valuable participation at the first meeting, we’ll build on key issues identified through interviews, community outreach, and the previous public workshop. The upcoming workshop will explore land use, streetscape, and transportation precedents and how you envision how these might be applied in the Route 59 corridor. Please watch for future announcements and check back for additional information.

Watch for future announcements and check back for additional information.

 Community Planning Workshop Overview

Community Planning Workshop #3 – Community Visioning

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Finkelstein Memorial Library

24 Chestnut St, Spring Valley, NY 10977

This workshop will focus on key areas identified by the community and brainstorm ideas that will form potential recommendations.

Community Planning Workshop #4 - Summary of Initial Findings

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Spring Valley High School – Cafeteria

361 NY-RT 59, Spring Valley, NY 10977

This workshop will share the initial findings and recommendations for the corridor based on community input submitted from the previous workshops and discovered during community outreach efforts.

Past Workshops

Community Planning Workshop #1 – Existing Conditions

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Village of Airmont

Community Room

Airmont, NY

Workshop #1 Meeting Notice Workshop #1 Presentation Workshop #1 Summary

Community Planning Workshop #2 – Focal Areas

Monday, April 29, 2019

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ramapo Town Hall

237 NY-RT 59, Airmont, NY 10901

Workshop #2 Meeting Notice Workshop #2 Presentation Workshop #2 Summary Maps – User Suggestions

About the Process

The Route 59 Area Transportation & Land Use Study will provide a framework for possible future development and the Study will be completed over 15-18 months. Divided into three phases, the Study will run from March 2019 with the goal of having a final draft report ready in the Spring of 2020. There will be opportunities for community input and comment at each milestone.

Stage One

Community Input

January – August 2019

Your input is not only important, but vital to the planning process. To generate as much public comment and participation in the Route 59 Study as possible, the Study team will host a series of four Community Planning Workshops held across the Study Area, and a series of four community pop-up booths at local events. The Study Team will also work one-on-one with community leaders, elected officials, and members of the general public to generate improvement ideas that can be integrated into the Draft Study Report.

Stage Two

Draft Study Report

Fall 2019

A Draft Study Report formalizes the ideas and recommendations by NYMTC, the Study team, and others that were generated during public meetings, community planning workshops, and during other meetings with residents, community leaders, and local organizations. Since this is a draft, the community will be able to continue to review and comment on the Draft Study Report prior to moving to the Final Draft stage of the Study.

Stage Three

Final Study Report

Spring 2020

The Final Study Report will be published and made available to the general public, local community, and stakeholders. The final report will provide a foundation for the future development of the Study Area by NYSDOT, the Town of Ramapo, and Villages of Airmont and Spring Valley.

Join the Conversation

The Route 59 Area Transportation & Land Use Study.

NYMTC is creating the Route 59 Area Transportation & Land Use Study and we need your help! We invite you to join the conversation and help guide the future of planning, land use, and traffic improvements along the Study corridor.

What is the Future of

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Your input is essential! There are several ways to share your valuable thoughts and ideas that will help shape the future of the Route 59 corridor:

Participate 

Upcoming Community Workshops

Workshops are currently being planned for April, June, and July at locations throughout the three communities. Please watch for future announcements and check back for additional information.

Workshop #3 – Community Visioning
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Finkelstein Memorial Library
24 Chestnut St, Spring Valley, NY 10977

Workshop #4 – Summary of Initial Findings
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Spring Valley High School – Cafeteria
361 NY-RT 59, Spring Valley, NY 10977

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and federal Limited English Proficiency guidelines. If you need accommodation to participate in these meetings, or translation services into Spanish, French-Creole, Yiddish, or American Sign Language, please contact Andrea.Miles-Cole@dot.ny.gov at least 72 HOURS PRIOR TO THE MEETING.

Submit Your Comments

Contact Us

Email

You can email any questions or
comments on the Study, the area, or the process. We look forward to hearing your welcomed ideas to help improve the corridor. Email us at Comments@Route59Study.org.

Mail

Use the U.S. Postal Service to mail any questions or comments on the Study, the area, or process to:

New York Metropolitan Transportation Council – Mid-Hudson South TCC
Route 59 Area Transportation & Land Use Study
Attn: Ali Mohseni
4 Burnett Boulevard
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

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