The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) is working with the Towns of Camillus and Geddes, regional planning experts, and the community to develop a conceptual plan for additional recreational opportunities in the community that could connect to the Loop the Lake Trail and the Erie Canal Trail. The plan will encompass up to 10 percent of 660 acres of former industrial property off of Airport and Armstrong Roads.
A community survey was an important first step in the planning process. The survey results are being combined with community priorities identified in the 2012 Town of Camillus Parks and Recreation 5-year Master Plan. Other community projects are being evaluated to see how they could link to this property.
The Syracuse-Onondaga County Planning Agency, the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board, town representatives and community volunteers are part of a committee formed to oversee this process. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Honeywell serve as advisors to the committee.
Meetings are being held to review the survey results. At the conclusion of the community planning process, a report will be generated for public review. The towns will maintain a vital role in helping to determine a plan that seeks to improve the quality of life for the Central New York community.