JAMESTOWN – City officials are hoping the state will help support a project that could brighten the Greater Jamestown Riverwalk and make it an enjoyable destination even after the sun goes down.
On Monday night Jamestown City Development Director Vince DeJoy shared with the Jamestown City Council details of the Illumination of the Jamestown Riverwalk Project.
According to DeJoy, the purpose of the project is to use light as art to create a safer and more vibrant riverfront attraction in downtown Jamestown. The project is being developed by Volt Vision, which is owned and operated by Steve French, in partnership with the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation, city of Jamestown, Jamestown Board of Public Utilities, National Comedy Center, Gebbie Foundation and the Johnson Foundation.
If the project can secure $400,000 project, nine different areas of the Riverwalk would be selected and “lite up” with the use of special LED lights from Volt Vision that could change color and also feature various designs.
The project would be patterned after other Volt Vision projects that have been featured at the Dykeman Young Gallery, Night Lights at the Heron, and the Buffalo Botanical Garden.
The city is hoping half the project can be founded with state funding through the consolidated funding application grant process. The other half would be covered by Gebbie and Johnson Foundation donations to fund the project. Maintenance for the project will be funded by the JRC.
The application for funding will be submitted by the end of this month.