TROY, N.Y. — The City of Troy has taken a community-driven approach when it comes to redeveloping One Monument Square.
This week, a series of workshops were held as urban designers and planners heard from the community on what they want to see at One Monument Square.
River Street Planning & Development was hired by the city to solicit ideas from residents and business owners. On Thursday, a rough draft was unveiled on how people envisioned the site.
"Community gathering spaces, civic spaces, recreation, outdoor and indoor activities, places that brought the community together were very important," said Margaret Irwin, the princpal of River Street Planning & Development.
In addition, Irwin says people also wanted direct waterfront engagement and some kind of market hall. The very early design also features two levels of parking below the plaza.
Mayor Patrick Madden emphasized while a lot of ideas were put on paper, it's not a project yet.