Thursday, February 19, 2009

Reservoir preservation looking better

From the Daily News:

City Controller William Thompson has signed off on the first phase of work at the Ridgewood Reservoir.

The Parks Department can move ahead on a design contract for benches, lighting, fences and steps on the perimeter of the site, Thompson said Wednesday.

The revamped agreement also calls for three conceptual plans for the reservoir area. One of those must be dedicated to passive recreation. And all work must be reviewed by community members and advocates.

"Under this new agreement, we have ensured that the public will have a say in the ongoing design and construction process of the rest of the reservoir each step of the way," Thompson said.


Anonymous said...

Just how solid is this?

Remembering the condition of city parks a few decades ago, it is not difficult to accept that they will not return to that condition if the economic crisis is as bad as they say it will be.

Anonymous said...

If Thompson is seeking Queens votes, his support for the reservoir is a step in the right direction.