This weekend on In Focus, we're hosting a conversation on connecting upstate New York communities with underutilized waterfronts. JoDee Kenney was joined by Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan to talk about a proposal to reimagine I-787, where an elevated section of the highway divides the city from a roughly two-mile stretch of Hudson Riverfront. The mayor said funding was secured for the state to begin a feasibility study and take public input. Beyond economic development, changing the landscape, Sheehan said, should also factor in climate change resiliency. The mayor called it a “once in a generation opportunity” to reshape Albany’s shoreline, and must balance residential, business, and public spaces. Sheehan said she sees her role in the process as connecting state and federal agencies with groups on the ground working to make sure delivering for the people of Albany remains the priority in any project.
You can watch the full interview with Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan in the video player above. And be sure to tune in for a look inside the biggest issues impacting upstate New York on In Focus with JoDee Kenney — every Sunday on Spectrum News 1.