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herkimer ratified a master plan intended to position themselves for the future. newschannel 2's kirk tupaj brings us a more in- depth look at what that plan is intended to do. the village of herkimer now has a master plan. what that plan does is get the residents, the businesses, and the gornmentll working toward the same vision. the via first used survey toobtain one major goal. sot: brion carroll, village of herkimer planning board chairman we are the retail center of herkimer county. we generate about 60% of the retail revenue of the county, and yet we never really positioned ourselves as that. now the village is working on re-zoning areas to enhance the business structure in existence, and promote new business into the area. sot: brion carroll, chairman herkimer planning board what you're trying to do is develop something that would be visible from the passerby, or visible to those in the community, so we came up with what we call a retail corridor. that retail corridor targetsthe and north main street. sot: brion carroll, chairman herkimer planning board you should be able to pick up a map that says this is where the retail corridor is. it shld obous when you're going down those roads that that's what you're going to find is retail opportunity, whether it's dining, whether it's shopping, whether its entertainment, and it should be pretty obvious. sot: kirk tupaj carroll says the master plan basically follows the research already performed by major companies like wal-mart and mcdonald's, and that research points to herkimer asp. sot: brion carroll, chairman herkimer planning board it reinforces the fact that we are already seen by the business community as a retail center, and therefore, if you take that, ane have, it kind of lays out the facttha where they already said the retail corridor was. the master plan also establishes new zoning, incentive programs for north main street businesses, and a marketing plan. the plan is designed to improve the entire area, but some residents may not be too happy with some of the details. we'll tell you about those details tonight at six. in herkimer, i'm kirk tupaj reporting for newschannel 2. here's what you can find on wktv.com right now! police need help finding a woman