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ARAIYS DESIGN, L.A., P.C.

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS- Site Planners

RIVERSIDE MARITIME TRAIL PARK


Hamlet of Riverside, Town of Southampton
(Engage) (Embrace) (Revitalize) (Restore) (Protect) (Enjoy)

Goal

To develop a natural, inviting, and safe MARITIME TRAIL PARK accessible to


all ages of the community with passive recreational opportunities as well as a
revitalized natural environment which respects the unique historical, cultural,
and natural character of the site while promoting a more sustainable ecosystem.

“Embrace the Peconic Riverfront”

Meeting Objectives
• To review initial findings (Site Analysis)
• To solicit feedback from the community and project stakeholders
• Develop Park program elements important to the community
MEETING AGENDA
TIMEFRAME : 2 HOURS

• 7:00 - 7:45: INTRODUCTION & REVIEW OF CONTEXT AND INITIAL FINDINGS

• 7:45 - 8:00: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

• 8:00 - 8:45: CHARETTE - GROUP DIALOG AND PROGRAM ANALYSIS

• 8:45 - 9:00: SUMMARY AND REVIEW OF NEXT STEPS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 Project Background
2 Site Analysis & Assessment
3 Program Development
1 Project Background
1.1 Funding and Stakeholders

Flanders, Riverside & Northampton


Community Association

FUNDING AND STAKEHOLDERS


• Funded by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC), Environmental Justice and Community
Impact Grant Program
• Grant awarded to the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association, Inc. (FRNCA)
• Town of Southampton (TOS) is subcontractor to FRNCA
• Araiys Design Landscape Architecture is the Design Consultant
Town of Southampton

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1 Project Background
1.1 Funding and Stakeholders
“The park will provide a linkage between a new downtown Riverside and the River and as such will facilitate
the re-orientation of land use and community life toward the River”

HAMLET OF RIVERSIDE
HAMLET OF RIVERSIDE Town of Southampton
Town of Southampton

Riverside Revitalization Plan


Brownfield Opportunity Area Step II Nomination Study

Hamlet of Riverside, Town of Southampton, Suffolk County, New York

Riverside Overlay District


Section 330-400 to 330-420
Riverside Revitalization Action Plan JULY
2015

March 2016
TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON These documents were prepared for the Town of Southampton and the New York State Department of State in part
DEC
with funds provided through the Brownfield Opportunity Areas Program.
TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON 2015
PLACEMAKING & PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

• Riverside Revitalization Action Plan (RRAP) and the Riverside Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Plan adopted by the Town Board in December 2015 to promote the
environment and socially responsible redevelopment of the Hamlet of Riverside
• Engage community of Riverside with Crowdsourced, Place Making Approach
• Overwhelming expression for the provision of public access to the River
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1 Project Background
1.2 Site Context
INDIAN ISLAND GOLF COURSE

DOWNTOWN RIVERHEAD

LONG ISLAND AQUARIUM 105 CROSS RIVER BRIDGE

POTENTIAL FUTURE TO PECONIC BAY


PECONIC PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE TO IRON POINT
PECONIC RIVERFRONT PARK

RIVERSIDE PARKLAND
SITE RIVERSIDE PARKLAND BIRD SANCTUARY
RO-1
RPL RO-7
RO-6

RIVERSIDE HAMLET CENTER RO-6 1.6 MILE RIVERSIDE MARITIME


TRAIL IN PLANNING

RO-2

RIVERSIDE HAMLET NEIGHBORHOOD

FLANDERS RD
RO-7 (NYS BICYCLE ROUTE 24)

RIVERSIDE PARKLAND
(PINE BARRENS OPEN SPACE)

• 14 acres of vacant and unimproved County parkland located within the Peconic
Estuary and Peconic River Watershed
• Centrally located within the Riverside Overlay District (ROD)
• Cornerstone feature of the Riverside Revitalization Plan (RRAP)
• Easily accessible from Hamlet Center and surrounding Hamlet Neighborhood
• Key feature and destination on the planned 1.6 mile pedestrian walkway
RIVERSIDE PARKLAND RIVERSIDE OVERLAY DISTRICT BOUNDARY
• Acquired by Suffolk County in 2007 with funds from the New Suffolk County SITE BOUNDARY
Drinking Water Protection Program and preserved for passive recreational use RO-7 1.6 MILE RIVERSIDE MARITIME TRAIL IN PLANNING
FLANDERS RD (NYS BICYCLE ROUTE 24)
• Town of Southampton (TOS) negotiated an Inter-Municipal Agreement (IMA) RIVERSIDE HAMLET CENTER

with county that grants lease to improve and maintain the land for the benefit RIVERSIDE HAMLET NEIGHBORHOOD
1/4 MILE RADIUS (5 MIN WALK)
of the residents of Suffolk County 1/2 MILE RADIUS (10 MIN WALK)

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1 Project Background
Rivserside Maritime Trail Park is located on the Lower Peconic River
1.3 Environmental Context
Peconic River Watershed Map
Includes reach and tributaries from Peconic Avenue east to the mouth of the river
• 6 contiguous tax parcels

• 2,200 linear feet of river frontage

• 1.3 acres of tidal and freshwater wetlands

• Tidal and freshwater wetlands

• Dredging of River and Nutrient laden fill for development

• Adverse impact on water quality

• Reclamation opportunities

Image Source: NY Department of Conservation, www.dec.ny.gov

Watershed awareness promotes an expanded sense of community and


stewardship of precious resources

• Water Type: Estuary Waters

• Class SC - suitable for general recreational use and support of aquatic life, but not
as shellfishing water or public bathing

• Recreational uses are also known to be stressed by nutrients, algal blooms, and
pathogens
• Type of Pollutants:
-Known: Low D.O./Oxygen Demand, Nutrients (nitrogen),
Algal plant growth (brown tide, rust tide)
• Source(s) of Pollutants:
-Known: Urban Storm Runoff, On Site / Septic Systems
-Suspected: Municipal Discharges (Riverhead STP),
Other sources (Waterfowl)
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2 Site Analysis & Assessment
2.1 Peconic Estuary
The proposed park is situated between the Peconic Estuary
and the Central Pine Barrens Area. Two unique ecosystems
with a rich diversity of plant and animal life

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JOINT PLANNING AND POLICY COMMISSION

Central Pine Barrens

• Occupying the central and eastern end of Long Island

• Contains more than 900 square miles of terrestrial and aquatic environments.

• The Peconic River headwaters and tributaries located within the CentralPine
View to west toward park View to east toward park Barrens
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2 Site Analysis & Assessment
The Peconic Estuary - one of the “last great places in the Western Hemisphere.” -The Nature Conservancy 2.1 Peconic Estuary
An estuary is a grouping of bays, sounds, harbors, and other semi-enclosed coastal waters that are connected to the sea and where fresh water from rivers,
streams, creeks, or ground water mixes with salt water.
They provide critical habitat for numerous birds, mammals, fish, shellfish, & other wildlife. They provide nursery & spawning areas for many marine
organisms including commercially and recreationally important fish and shellfish. And they are natural buffers that filter sediment and nutrients out of
Shallow Water Zone
water draining from land, absorb flood waters, and dissipate waves during storms protecting human property.
(Bortman & Niedowski, Characterization of The Living Resources of the Peconic Estuary, 1998)

• “Estuary of National Significance” - U.S. EPA in 1992

• One of 28 estuaries in the National Estuary Program (NEP)


Deep Water Zone
• Includes the Peconic River and the land areas that contribute
groundwater and stormwater runoff to the Estuary

• Reach from headwaters of the Peconic River west of the William


Floyd Parkway to the tips of the north and south forks

• The Peconic Estuary Program (PEP) is responsible for creating


and implementing a comprehensive management plan to Submerged Aquatic Zone
protect the estuary

• For more information please visit www.peconicestuary

PEP Initiatives for the western estuary include:


• Adoption of a nitrogen guideline and a point source nitrogen
freeze for the western estuary
• Development of a Nitrogen Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Terrestial Zone
for selected water bodies
• “Living Shoreline” restoration projects

Image Source: www.peconicestuary.org/

Peconic River Wetland Tidal Flat Salt Marsh Sandy Beach

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2 Site Analysis & Assessment
2.4 Soil Analysis
Soil Description:
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Fd - Fill land, dredged material
Fd is made up of areas that have been filled with material from hydraulic or
mechanical dredging operations. Drought, low fertility, and high salt content
severely limit the establishment of lawns and other landscape plantings.
At - Atsion sand

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filled for nonfarm uses. Texture is dominantly loamy fine sand or coarser
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and pavements. Examination and identification of the soils in these areas are
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S.C.T.M. # 900 - 118 - 2 - 20.1 Date
05/22/18
COOK BLVD.

THIS PLAN HAS BEEN PREPARED FROM A


SURVEY PREPARED BY YOUNG & YOUNG Scale
VAIL AVE.

PLANNING, ENGINEERING, LAND SURVEYING & 1" = 40' SOIL TEST HOLE DATA PREPARED
ARCHITECTURE - RIVERHEAD N.Y. & BY:(enter company and date of soil test,
Drn. By
ZONE: RPL (RO-7) - RIVERSIDE PARKLAND E.S. etc.)

TIDAL WETLANDS BOUNDARY, WAS Chkd. By


TAR
DELINEATED BY FREUDENTHAL & ELKOWITZ ZONE: RWB - RESORT AND WATERFRONT BUSINESS
CONSULTING GROUP INC, & SURVEYED BY Drawing No.
YOUNG & YOUNG, NOVEMBER
THIS PLAN HAS BEEN PREPARED FOR SITE PLAN

SA-1
APPROVAL ONLY. THIS PLAN IS NOT TO BE
USED FOR CONSTRUCTION PURPOSES.

AREA = 14.000 ACRES


AREA = 000,000 S.F.
0.000 ACRES
OWNER: TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON

30 x 42 SHEET

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2 Site Analysis & Assessment
2.5 Vegetative Analysis

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Tidal Wetlands
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groundsel, oak,
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Oak Forest

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Liriope No. Date
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Wisteria 1 -/-/- -

Switchgrass Pitch Pine


COOK BLVD.

Japanese Knotweed

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S.C.T.M. # 900 - 118 - 2 - 17 Job No.
S.C.T.M. # 900 - 118 - 2 - 18 180522
S.C.T.M. # 900 - 118 - 2 - 20.1 Date
05/22/18
THIS PLAN HAS BEEN PREPARED FROM A
SURVEY PREPARED BY YOUNG & YOUNG Scale
SCALE: 1"=40'-0" PLANNING, ENGINEERING, LAND SURVEYING & 1" = 40' SOIL TEST HOLE DATA PREPARED
ARCHITECTURE - RIVERHEAD N.Y. & BY:(enter company and date of soil test,
Drn. By
ZONE: RPL (RO-7) - RIVERSIDE PARKLAND E.S. etc.)

TIDAL WETLANDS BOUNDARY, WAS Chkd. By


TAR
DELINEATED BY FREUDENTHAL & ELKOWITZ ZONE: RWB - RESORT AND WATERFRONT BUSINESS
CONSULTING GROUP INC, & SURVEYED BY Drawing No.
YOUNG & YOUNG, NOVEMBER
THIS PLAN HAS BEEN PREPARED FOR SITE PLAN

VC-1 ARAIYS DESIGN DATE: 09/10/18


APPROVAL ONLY. THIS PLAN IS NOT TO BE
USED FOR CONSTRUCTION PURPOSES.

AREA = 14.000 ACRES


AREA = 000,000 S.F.
0.000 ACRES
OWNER: TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON
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2.6 Slope Analysis

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2.7 Surface Hydrology Analysis

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Surface Runoff N 74°35'55" W

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2.8 Composite Site Analysis

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PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

• The program is the list of desired elements, features, and uses for the park.
• It will evolve from the site inventory and analysis phase, community input & feedback,
and the community health survey

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3 Program Development
3.1 Objectives
Maritime trail park with passive recreation
Create natural trails, public access to the river

Environmental revitalization
Restore natural wetland system with wetland buffer and native plantings

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3.2 Precedent Project
Avalon Park Preserve
Stony Brook, NY
• Located in Stony Brook Harbor on Mill Pond
• Park provides walking trails, wildlife observation, community events
• 8 acre park once a residential site abandoned sometime in the early 1900’s
• Years of neglect allowed non-native species of vines and shrubs to invade and dominate the
landscape choking out large trees
• Park design concept was to create a series of woodland gardens and paths celebrating native flora
of Long Island
• Park programming includes walking paths, wildlife observation overlooks, labyrinth, trails
• Community events include star gazing, nature programming, stewardship projects, yoga and
meditation

Family’s enjoying the labyrinth

Art sculpture in clearing Children exploring labyrinth Signage describing park feature Art celebrating nature Yarn Bombing tree at park
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3.2 Precedent Project

Havre de Grace, Maryland


Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway Trail
Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway Trail is a 4.8
mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located
near Havre de Grace, Maryland that features a river and
is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity
options and is accessible year-round.

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3.3 Pilot Projects within the Peconic Estuary
Shoreline restoration component of park includes:

• Wetland restoration within 75 feet of the shoreline with an additional 25 foot buffer
• Removal of dredge spoil within 75 feet of the shoreline
• Removal of non-indigenous plants within 75 feet of the shoreline
• Base line natural resources and plant inventory
• Long term vegetation management plan
• Removal and control of invasive vegetation in upland areas
• Environmental remediation in upland areas
• Enhancement of public access and vistas to the River
• Conservation and management measures aimed at restoring water quality

Current restoration efforts within the Peconic Estuary provide solid precedent for scientifically
sound, local best management practices

1. Peconic Land Trust’s Widows Hole Preserve Proposed Shoreline Restoration Plan
2. Shinnecock Coastal Resiliency and Habitat Restoration Project

Both projects utilizing “Living Shoreline” methods for invasive plant removal and shoreline and
wetland restoration to be considered for the Riverside Maritime Park

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3.3 Pilot Projects within the Peconic Estuary
Living Shorelines
Shoreline techniques that incorporate natural living features alone or in combination with structural components such
as rock, wood, fiber rolls, bagged shell, and concrete shellfish substrate.

Benefits
• Control or reduce shoreline erosion while maintaining
benefits comparable to the natural shoreline such as
allowing for natural sediment movement;
• Use the minimum amount of structural components
necessary for hybrid techniques to obtain project
goals
• Improve, restore, or maintain the connection between
the upland and water habitats; Incorporate habitat
enhancement and natural elements ex: native revegetation,
establishment of new vegetation
Source: Tidal Wetlands Document, Living Shoreline
Techniques in the Marine District of New York State

Example of Living Shoreline technique for eroded shoreline

Image Source: Tidal Wetlands Document, DEC

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3.3 Pilot Projects within the Peconic Estuary

Peconic Land Trust’s Widows Hole Preserve


Proposed Shoreline Restoration Plan

Project Overview:
Shoreline Restoration
• Located at the former Greenport Terminal
• Degraded shoreline due to historic use
• Includes 0.4 acres of shoreline and adjacent upland
• Goal is to increase the resiliency of the shoreline to erosion and
• Restoration plan will rebuild the shore with clean
the overall habitat value and aesthetics of the property
sand fill to allow for the planting of smooth cordgrass
(Spartina alterniflora)

• Spartina is an intertidal plant that spends approximately


half of each day immersed in salt water and ranges from
mean sea level (MSL) to mean high water (MHW).

• The MSL became the bottom boundary of the spartina


planting

• Addition of fill will restore this section of shoreline to a


grade comparable to pre-commercial use of the site

• Result in a wider intertidal area which will allow for


the natural expansion of cordgrass and expanded
forage area for shore birds

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3 Program Development
3.3 Pilot Projects within the Peconic Estuary
Shinnecock Coastal Resiliency and Habitat Restoration Project

Project Goals:
• Beach nourishment and restoration
• Nourish American Oyster Habitat
• Eelgrass meadow restoration
• Salt marsh plantings
• Restore upland plant community
• Restore tidal flow to existing marshes

• 3,000 Linear Feet of shoreline restoration heavily impacted by super storm Sandy

• Restore a natural resilience and ecological diversity

• Increase in the carrying capacity of the local waters for important species of fish and wildlife and there will be
greater protection of the reservation through wave attenuation and sediment trapping

• Tidal flushing in two wetland systems that are being invaded by Phragmites and serving as sources of significant
nuisance mosquito populations
• Increasing the tidal flow of these marshes there will be an improvement in the ecological carrying capacity, an
increase in species diversity, and will reduce, if not eliminate, a significant mosquito issue.
Source: Cornell Cooperative Extension, http://ccesuffolk.org/marine/habitat/coastal-habitat-restoration-project-shinnecock-indian-reservation

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3.4 Program Opportunities
Community Participatory Public Health Survey
• Population based household survey of 500 consenting residents aged 18 years and above

• Findings will guide and inform the preparation of the plan for the park

Park Elements to be considered in Survey:


• Wooden platform/Catwalk (not bulk headed) (wheelchair and stroller friendly)
• Walking trail (paths in the woods)
• Displays about waterfront ecosystem and history of the river
• Fishing platform
• Picnic tables and benches
• Kayak/canoe launch
• Group fitness classes (Zumba, karate)
• Outdoor yoga and meditation
• Open Green space
• Fitness Trail (guided circuit of exercises)
• Comfort/rest station
• Organized wildlife watching (birds, butterflies, other wildlife) and interpretive
education
• Displays and information accessible to people with cognitive, visual and hearing
impairments
• Social Media/Meet Up Group Activities
• Game tables (chess, checkers, backgammon)
• Children’s trail (nature education, music, sensory experiences)
• Coin operated binoculars for viewing
• Fenced-in dog park
• Bike path
• Wildlife conservation efforts

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Walking trails

Trails

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Displays and information accessible to people with cognitive, visual and hearing
impairments / Handicapped accessible trails

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At grade/ Elevated boardwalk

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Fitness trail

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Bike path

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Children’s trail, sensory experiences

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Water platform, overlooks, fishing platform

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Kayak launch area

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Open green space, meet up group activities

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Organized wildlife education / Wildlife observation

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Habitat gardens

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Community gardens

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Group fitness

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Fenced-in dog space

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Art displays

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Rest stations, park amenities (picnic tables, wood benches, kiosks)

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Game Tables (chess, checkers, backgammon)

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Safety features: lighting & railing

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Educational displays

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On site parking

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Rain gardens, bioswale, native planting, permeable paver

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Thank you

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