Community Development

February 13, Design Open House for Cortland Gateway Project

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Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Place: Blue Frog Cafe, Marketplace Mall, 64 Main St., Cortland

This is an opportunity to ask questions and offer feedback on the conceptual plans, shown below, for the Northeast Gateway to the City of Cortland.

The City of Cortland has engaged in a project to develop conceptual designs and a design vocabulary for the Northeast Gateway to the City of Cortland (located adjacent to the Interstate 81/Exit 11 interchange) and the adjacent Clinton Avenue Corridor (also known as NYS Route 13) from the Tioughnioga River Bridge to the Downtown Historic District. The purpose of this project is to address a perceived unsightliness and lack of character of the area; the confusing intersection of Route 13, River Street, and Pomeroy Street; and the lack of visual cues to direct travelers from Interstate 81 toward the downtown.

A Steering Committee composed of local residents, along with the City’s design consultant (C&S Companies), has been working on the project for several months. In addition, a Public Design Workshop was conducted in the fall. The product of these efforts are the streetscape-level improvements shown below that will allow this area to serve as an appropriate gateway into the City, help to brand the City, and to entice traffic toward the downtown. This project will be used as the basis for future grant applications to implement recommendations.

If you have any suggestions regarding ways to improve this area, you are encouraged to email them to Mike Gridley of C & S Engineers at

Click to view full size versions of the design plans. (pdf files, about 1 mb each, will open in a new window)

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