Preview: Village to discuss power-producing park

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON FILE PHOTO | Tonight's Greenport Village Board work session is at 6 p.m.
JENNIFER GUSTAVSON FILE PHOTO | Tonight’s Greenport Village board meeting is at 6 p.m.

Greenport officials are set to discuss the possibility of transforming Clark’s Beach on Long Island Sound into an eco-friendly energy park during tonight’s regular Village Board meeting at the Third Street firehouse starting at 6 p.m.

The 8.9 Soundfront acres off Sound Avenue in Greenport could potentially be home to a two- to four-megawatt electric generating facility utilizing solar, wind and tidal energy.

A preliminary proposal suggests the project could make the village energy independent, and even help prevent future increases to resident’s electric bills.

Officials have said the waterfront property could also be developed as a public park, educational facility and conference center.

The full agenda for tonight’s meeting is available below. Scroll down to view the Clark’s Beach proposal.

Greenport Village board meeting, March 25, 2013.

Greenport Village’s Eco Energy Park presentation, March 25, 2013

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