CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Redevelopment Commission approved allocation of up to $58,500 for work by the firm Butler Fairman Seufert on a master plan for a citywide bike and hike trail.
Existing facilities such as the Erie-Lackawanna bike trail, which runs along the west side of the city, would be mapped in the plan, along with other points of interest defined during the planning process.
Members of the public would be invited to define areas they'd like to see included on the trail, said Josh Dammarell, with Butler Fairman Seufert.
Open house meetings will be scheduled for public input. Schools, parks and recreational areas typically are points defined by the public for inclusion, Dammarell said.
Creating the master plan would take about six months.
An agreement between the city and Butler Fairman Seufert for the work is subject to approval by the city's Board of Public Works and Safety before work can begin.