WHAT IS THE LOCAL PLANNING COMMITTEE (LPC)? 

Guidance for Troy's Riverwalk DRI process will be provided by a 20-member advisory group representing residents, businesses, property owners, local organizations and other stakeholders in the city. Local Planning Committee meetings are open to the public. Please check below for upcoming meeting dates and Zoom login information.

LOCAL PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS: 

  • Hon. Patrick Madden (Co-Chair) - Mayor, City of Troy

  • Dr. Roger A. Ramsammy (Co-Chair) - President, Hudson Valley Community College

  • Emily Menn - City Council Member, District 4, Troy City Council

  • Heidi Knoblauch - Entrepreneur in Residence/New Ventures Manager, SUNY Albany

  • Kate Manley - President, Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce

  • Geoff Brault - Executive Director, Downtown Troy Business Improvement District (BID)

  • Chuck Conroy - Resident, Osgood Neighborhood Group

  • Steve Flenory - Studio Head, WB Games 

  • Denise Figeroa - Executive Director, Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley (ILCHV)

  • Lee McElroy - Vice President and Athletic Director, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

  • Kim Fredericks - Dean and Professor, School of Management, The Sage Colleges

  • Ivan Mugerwa - General Manager, Franklin Square Inn

  • Tom Hulihan - Director of Planning and Program Development, Troy Housing Authority (THA)

  • Elizabeth Reiss - CEO, Arts Center of the Capital Region

  • W. Alejandro Griffin-Diaz - Owner, Jacob Alejandro

  • Rich Kiernan - Resident, City of Troy

  • Zack Metzger - President, Troy Waterfront Farmers Market

  • Mike McLaughlin - Resident, North Central neighborhood, City of Troy

  • Tabitha Dunn - Director, Domestic Violence Services, Unity House

  • Jerome Brown - Program Director, Albany 518 SNUG

LPC MEETINGS

 

LPC Meetings (In Person & Online via Zoom)

The LPC will meet once a month from February 2022 to July 2022. All LPC meetings are open to the public, with time reserved at the end of each meeting for a Public Comment Session. Please check back prior to each meeting for meeting location and other information. Zoom login will remain the same each month. Meeting notes, presentations and recordings will be made available here after each LPC meeting. 

July 2022

LPC Meeting #7: Final LPC Vote on Recommended DRI Projects

Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 5:00PM-5:30PM (Virtual Only)

LPC members voted online on the final slate of Troy DRI projects to recommend for State funding. Projects that were under consideration can be reviewed here.

To watch video at full screen size, press play then click on the icon on lower right hand side. 

June 2022

LPC Meeting #6: Final Project Evaluation Session

Thursday, June 23, 2022, 1:30PM-3:00PM (Virtual Only)

LPC members had a final online evaluation session on the Troy DRI project proposals. 

LPC Meeting #5: Project Evaluation (Ongoing)

Thursday, June 9, 2022, 5:00-7:00pm

At the fifth LPC meeting, LPC members discussed and evaluated Troy DRI project proposals. 

To watch video at full screen size, press play then click on the icon on lower right hand side. 

To watch video at full screen size, press play then click on the icon on lower right hand side. 

May 2022

LPC Meeting #4: Project Evaluation

Monday, May 16, 2022, 5:00-8:00pm

At the fourth LPC meeting, LPC members began to evaluate Troy DRI project proposals. A recording of the meeting and summary of project proposals can be reviewed below. The public provided input on these projects at an Open House on May 23, 2022. 

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April 2022

LPC Meeting #3: Initial Project Profile Review & Refinement

Thursday, April 14, 2022, 5:00-7:00pm

At the third LPC meeting, the LPC had the opportunity to learn and ask questions about the 24 Troy DRI project proposal submissions. 

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LPC Meeting #2: Project Assessment & Initial Project Discussion

March 2022

Thursday, March 10, 2022, 11:00am-1:00pm

At the second LPC meeting, held at the Bulmer Telecommunications Center, LPC members reviewed the initial set of potential projects and discussed ways to promote the Open Call for Projects to encourage additional project proposals. 

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LPC Meeting #1: Kickoff, Visioning & Discussion of Potential Projects

February 2022

Thursday, February 10, 2022, 5:00-7:00pm

At the kickoff meeting in early February, the LPC was introduced to the DRI program and provided input on the DRI vision, goals and potential project list.

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