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 Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) 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.




Concept Plan: https://ecode360.com/documents/FA6731/public/738733790.pdf

Please share your thoughts on the project: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HTVJ2P8Plans – 2023.09.08



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.