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The Chaumont River Corridor is an area reflective of nature, history, and agriculture. Located in Jefferson County New York, the corridor is shaped by Lake Ontario, Chaumont
Bay, and the Chaumont River.
In a proactive approach to preserve natural resources, leverage the waterfront as a regional community asset, and revitalize the Hamlet of LaFargeville, the Hamlet of Depauville and the Village of Chaumont along the Chaumont River, the Town of Clayton secured funding from the New York State Department of State, under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund, to develop the Chaumont River Corridor Waterfront Revitalization Strategy. This strategy will tie together other regional planning efforts including the Town of Clayton LWRP. The Town and local stakeholders are fully committed to revitalizing the waterfront. In its strategy it included: a public process for developing a community-based vision for use of its waterfront, a community profile, and prioritized projects with an implementation matrix.
The Revitalization Strategy will help to preserve natural resources, foster private investment and position the River corridor to become a premier destination by addressing several critical issues. Such critical issues include the rehabilitation of buildings in the Village and the hamlet business areas, trails and recreation, scenic quality preservation, natural resource protection, public access to the water, transportation / complete streets for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists, and appropriate land uses that take full advantage of the water while adding jobs and improving the tax base. All these topics have been considered while focusing on sustainability, which balances the social, economic and environmental characteristics of the community.
Download the full document here: Chaumont River Corridor WRS