A sign welcoming travelers to the Village of Wayland, the “Gateway to the Southern Tier” is next on the list for the Wayland Area Revitalization committee. The sign is a part of the plans WAR has for the Point.

A sign welcoming travelers to the Village of Wayland, the “Gateway to the Southern Tier” is next on the list for the Wayland Area Revitalization committee. The sign is a part of the plans WAR has for the Point.


The Point, the plot of land that sits between N. Main Street and N. Lackawanna Street, has been vacant since the demolition of the gas station in 2011.



The WAR committee plans to beautify the busy intersection to grab travellers attention when they are entering Wayland.


The plan, which is still in the early stages of discussion, would transform the Point into a park welcoming commuters into the village.



“We want to enhance what we have here,” said WAR president Marian Crawford.


WAR member Barbara Cowley said the strategic location of Wayland, which is situated between I-390 and Route 15, will help attract travelers.



By beautifying the Point, WAR hopes travelers will be encouraged to take the road less traveled through Wayland.


The outlined plan also includes ideas showcasing Wayland’s history as well as its future. Benches, flowers, trees and a flagpole are also included in the current plan.



WAR is only in the early stages of planning but they are anticipating approval from the Village Board in the near future. Once the committee gets the OK, they intend to work with the board, community members and local businesses to transform the Point.


“The current plan is open for modifications,” said Crawford. “We want the community’s input.”



The WAR committee welcomes anyone with input to join them at their next meeting to discuss modifications. The committee will meet July 17 at 7 p.m. at the Wayland American Legion.