CLA SITE collaborated with a team of consultants, the City of Rome, and NYS Canal Corporation to transform the City’s Barge Canal waterfront into a new public destination for the City and the surrounding region. Located on the National Landmark Barge Canal and Old Erie Canal, CLA SITE provided master planning, design development and construction documentation for the new park which features a new public waterfront marina and promenade, Kayak Launch, renovated Canalway Trail, highlighted by a rewatered Old Erie Canal.

The rediscovery of the original Erie Canal will connect the urban fabric of Rome’s downtown to the Barge Canal and provide a new recreational feature for the community. Funding and support for conceptual and final design were provided by NYS Department of State and the Rome Downtown Brownfield Opportunity Area.