Fairport OCED – Thomas Creek Wetlands Entrance Project

Family standing on overlook at Thomas Creek Wetlands in Fairport NY

Fairport OCED – Thomas Creek Wetlands Entrance Project

The Fairport Industrial Development Agency continues to invest in this unique urban wetlands which provides ecological benefits as well as a passive recreational space along the Erie Canal and the NYS Empire Trail.  This project proposes to make improvements to the entrance which will result in a more accessible, functional, user-friendly and aesthetically appealing experience for residents and visitors.



View Thomas Creek Wetlands Webcam


NOTICE TO BIDDERS & PLANS:  https://ecode360.com/documents/FA6731/public/738733790.pdf

SURVEY RESULTS:  Thomas Creek Survey Responses


April 15, 2024 – The Fairport Industrial Development Agency Board awarded the bid for the Thomas Creek Wetlands Entrance Project that will enhance our community and provide safety improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists. Construction to begin shortly. The project was awarded to Wayside Contractors. The $109,445 cost of the project will be offset by a generous $50,000 grant from our partners the New York State Canal Corporation.

February 20, 2024 – Board voted to put the project out to bid. Bids will be due March 8th, to be reviewed by the Board at the March 18, 2024 meeting. Should the project be awarded, anticipating a construction start date of April 1st to ensure the project is completed by May 31, 2024.

January 25, 2024 – “Open House” conversation with the community. An informal presentation and question & answer session was held at Junction 361. Highlights included making connections to the trail system, educational opportunities, and volunteer opportunities.

November 9, 2023 NYS/Empire State Development Grant Award Letter
NYS/Empire State Development Awards Announced including $50,000 from NYS Canal Corporation for the project.

July 31, 2023
NYS/Empire State Development Grant application filed.

July 19, 2023
Board opens Public Input Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HTVJ2P8

June 19, 2023MINUTES
Board approves a contract with LaBella Associates to prepare NYS/Empire State Development Grant application.

May 15, 2023MINUTES
Board approves contract with GPI Inc. to develop preliminary designs.

April 12, 2023MINUTES
Board identifies improvements to the entrance area as a priority.