“Irondequoit’s town campus has undergone many changes over the past several years. This effort to redesign the rear section of our campus will serve as a capstone to the recent improvements and will provide new amenities and a parklike setting for our residents to enjoy. I look forward to an extensive community-driven planning process as we move forward with the last phase of our campus redevelopment.”Dave Seeley - Irondequoit Supervisor
"What an exciting opportunity to re-imagine the Town Hall Campus after such a tragic event from 2016. A project such as this embodies the perseverance of our great town to take lemons and make them lemonade."Robert Kiley - Commissioner of Public Works & Superintendent of Highways
The Town of Irondequoit will repurpose land on its central municipal campus, the former home of the Town’s Department of Public Works (DPW), into a public space providing greenspace and recreational amenities. In 2016, a fire destroyed much of the former DPW facility and a third of the Town’s public works fleet. The Town now seeks to completely reimagine the site and fully incorporate the space into the rest of the municipal campus – home to the Town Hall, Library, Police Station and three recently-constructed ballfields.
The relocation of the DPW, while precipitated by a devastating event, has provided the Town with a unique opportunity. Unlike its neighboring communities, the Municipal campus is very compact. For generations, the Public Works facility, while necessary, created an industrial artery that ran right through the core of the campus. As such, only a small portion of the current campus is currently utilized by the public.
In the coming weeks, The Town will gather community stake holders and hold public input sessions to best determine what will be developed on the site. Stay tuned to the Town's website and social media platforms for more information on dates and times that these events will be held.
To submit an idea you have for the Backyard Project, fill out the form below or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The final Community Engagement session will be September 28, 2021 - 6:00 p.m. in the Broderick Room at Town Hall
|Krista Greer||Kimie Romeo - Town Councilmember|
|Thomas Polech||Greg Benoit - Library Director|
|Betsy Walther||Kerry Ivers - Director of Development|
|Genevieve Norris-Brown||Robert Kiley - Commissioner of Public Works & Superintendent of Highways|
|Nick Robertson||Erin Magee - Deputy Commissioner of Public Works|
|Noel France||EDR (Consultant)|
|Sarah Culp||Jane Rice|
|Michael DiGiovanni||Jane Nicholson|