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Central Park Conservancy, restoration of the Shoreline of the lake at 72nd Street

WHEREAS, The Central Park Conservancy has proposed to restore the Central Park Lake shoreline and landscaping; and

WHEREAS, This project will address the deteriorated condition of the Lake edge and adjacent landscape through reconstruction of the shoreline and the surrounding pedestrian paths in their existing configurations; and

WHEREAS, The four general project goals are to improve water quality, enhance landscape character, promote wildlife habitat, and restore historic architectural structures; and

WHEREAS, The project will be phased over a five-year period and carefully managed to minimize impact on the Park and its users; and

WHEREAS, The first construction phase, proposed to begin in summer 2006 with substantial completion in winter 2007, will restore the northwest cove known as Bank Rock Bay and its surrounding landscape; and

WHEREAS, Subsequent phases will be scheduled as the work progresses and as funds become available; and

WHEREAS, Since the five-year duration of the Lake project requires a level of community outreach not typically associated with a single capital project, The Central Park Conservancy will provide periodic updates on the progress and proposed phasing via the surrounding Community Boards; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application to restore the Central Park Lake shoreline and landscaping.

The above resolution passed with a vote of 37 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstention. 

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