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NEWS
Final Day to Register for CDRPC's Grant Workshop
On April 12, 2017, the CDRPC, in partnership with a variety of agencies and organizations, will hold a day-long grant workshop at Hudson Valley Community College. The workshop’s objective is to help attendees prepare to apply for competitive grant programs. The workshop will feature general sessions on grant writing and grants management using case study examples. For more information click here.
$2.5 Billion for Water/Sewer Projects
The recently adopted NYS Budget includes $2.5 billion for water/ sewer infrastructure improvements.  Citing the success of the intermunicipal Albany Pool Communities CSO Long-term Control Plan, Assemblymembers Patricia Fahy and John McDonald fought to include resources that would encourage more shared services projects for water infrastructure. Because of these efforts, the budget includes a $150 million dollar allocation for intermunicipal water/sewer projects as a component of the overall $2.5 billion total. Members Fahy and McDonald were joined by Green Island Mayor Ellen McNulty-Ryan, Troy Mayor Patrick Madden, City of Albany's Department of Water Commissioner Joseph Coffey, and CDRPC Executive Director, Mark Castiglione at a March 17th press event to announce legislation that would support resources for intermunicpal water/ sewer projects. Read More here
Sean Maguire Named One of the Albany Business Review's 40 Under 40
The CDRPC's Director of Economic Development, Sean Maguire, was named one of the Albany Business Review's 2017 40 Under 40. This is a recognition that goes to young professionals that are making great strides to shape our Community's future. To check out the Albany Business Review's Class of 2017, 40 Under 40 click here. Photo Credit: Albany Business Review
City of Cohoes: Early Adopter of Clean Fleets
The City of Cohoes is pursuing a NYSERDA Clean Energy Communities designation, starting with documentation of its Clean Fleets initiative. The City has purchased two hybrid-electric code enforcement vehicles using funds that accompanied a consent order. For more information click here.
Capital District Data
Spring Capital District Data Features Farming
The Spring 2017 issue of Capital District Data is now available from the Capital District Regional Planning Commission. This issue tackles the related topics of the regional agricultural output, and updates readers on drought conditions. In the first article of the issue, the CDRPC reviewed the agricultural output of the 11-County Region in conjunction with Capital Roots’ Greater Capital Region Food System Assessment program. The second article provides an update on the Region’s drought conditions which shows improvement since the relatively dry winter of 2015 and summer of 2016. Click Here for the full issue of Capital District Data. Photo used with permission from Times Union: 
PLANNING TRENDS
Form-based Code in the works for Route 4 Corridor in Stillwater
The Town and Village of Stillwater are working collaboratively to update their zoning and develop design standards for the Route 4 corridor. The project is a great example of intermunicipal cooperation and will establish consistent regulatory and design standards to maintain and enhance the historic mixed-use, walkable area along Route 4. Click Here for more information. Photo Credit: Planning4Places; The Chazen Companies
UPCOMING EVENTS
April 12, 2017 - CDRPC Grant Funding Workshop
April 20, 2017 - Stormwater Training Course: All in a Row (Offered through the Eastern NY Regional Stormwater Training Center).
April 27, 2017 - Hudson River on the Rise: Waterfront Planning for Communities and Nature
May 8, 2017 - Join Global NY for and Export Finance Roundtable 
May 24, 2017 - Stormwater Training Course: Constructed Wetlands for Stormwater Management (Offered through the Eastern NY Regional Stormwater Training Center).
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