Results of Cortland, Homer, Cortlandville Gateway Study to Be Presented Tonight
After four months of review, the authors of a gateway study aimed improving Route 11 between Homer and Cortland are set to present their findings and recommendations.
Coming up at 7 o’clock tonight representatives from Thoma Development will present the results of a $10 thousand dollar gateway study. The study which was funded by the Town of Cortlandville, the Village of Homer, and the City of Cortland is aimed at bringing new life to the historic Route 11 corridor which runs through all three municipalities.
After decades of decline, recent developments along the highway such as the new CNY Living History Center, Brockway, and Tractors of yesteryear museums; have prompted local leaders to look at reshaping the corridor and make it more appealing for visitors.
All three municipalities chipped in $3500 on a the study, which could be used to recommend zoning changes, improvements in signage and streetscape work, private property buyouts, and enhancements along the Tioughnioga River which also runs along the corridor.
The study authors defined the corridor as running from the Cortland Regional Medical Center, in Cortland to the Interstate 81 Overpass in Homer.
The City of Cortland is also looking at possible improvements to the Northeastern gateway to attract more visitors off the Interstate in to downtown Cortland.
Tonight’s presentation is at 7 o’clock at the CNY Living History Center.