Economic and Downtown Development
As part of his planning responsibilities Mr. Lynch often advocates for sound planning, works closely with outside agencies to meet time and budgetary commitments and secure financing, and provide design recommendations for new development and redevelopment. The projects shown above – F Sharp Restaurant and Music Hall, Peekskill Marketplace (formerly La Placita), the Peekskill Art Lofts (phase 2), and the Beach Shopping Center – are good examples of projects where these skills or knowledge were used. He believes that most private-sector impulses can be reconciled with public and community interests. He is known for maintaining and contributing to an open and fair-minded dialog between those with differing viewpoints. He specifically advocates for the re-use of formerly disturbed sites and the revitalization of development centers. He understands that decisions made today affect the options and economic vitality afforded to future generations.