Beacon mayor reveals plans on revitalization

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Newly elected Beacon Mayor Lee Kyriacou shared his plans to fix the city’s parking and development issues.

Although revitalization efforts have been positive, Kyriacou believes it may be “too much.”

"Our development right now is kind of coming a little too fast, a little too high, a little too much,” he says.

Over the past decades, Beacon has turned into a destination spot. Adding a contemporary arts museum, trendy restaurants and breweries has attracted visitors from New York City and beyond.

Problems with parking, traffic, and development have arisen, and the mayor apparently has multiple plans to fix it.

News 12 is told he already implemented rezoning within the city and that he is updating their zoning table. News 12 is also told he created a committee of people to address issues including parking and access on Main Street and established community forums at which residents can voice their concerns and propose solutions.

"For those who are willing to think through, why are we having Main Street development? Why is it important for the success of our Main Street businesses to have people, if not living on, but close to Main Street? Once you get past that, it's about how do we manage this better? How do we preserve our views? How do we get the next buildings right? That is a great conversation that we can make a lot of progress on together," says Kyriacou.

The forums will take place on Feb. 20 and Feb. 29.

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