Grant funds study on re­lo­cat­ing build­ings

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - COMMUNITY -

The Catskill Wa­ter­shed Corp. board has au­tho­rized a $20,000 grant for the town to ex­plore op­tions to re­lo­cate a por­tion of the ham­let of Lex­ing­ton out of a flood plain.

The grant un­der the Sus­tain­able Com­mu­ni­ties pro­gram was au­tho­rized Nov. 1. The Lex­ing­ton Ham­let Re­vi­tal­iza­tion Project will pro­vide res­i­dents and busi­nesses an op­por­tu­nity to share their vi­sion for the fu­ture of the ham­let, which was badly dam­aged by flood­ing in 2011. The project will help res­i­dents and lo­cal of­fi­cials vi­su­al­ize where re­lo­ca­tions may be pos­si­ble, how lo­cal codes can be mod­i­fied to fa­cil­i­tate re­lo­ca­tions, and en­cour­age com­mer­cial and busi­ness in­vest­ments.

A Lo­cal Flood Anal­y­sis com­pleted in May iden­ti­fied sev­eral flood mit­i­ga­tion mea­sures, in­clud­ing re­lo­ca­tion of flood-prone struc­tures along the Schoharie Creek on the south side of the High­way 42 bridge.

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