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Featured Project Experience
Based in New York State, Planning4Places has urban and regional planning project experience throughout the Northeast and across the country. Below are some examples of our current and previous projects:
Complete Streets Concept Plan – Glenville, NY
Planning4Places is leading a team to create a Complete Streets Concept Plan for the Freemans Bridge Road corridor in the Town of Glenville. The Plan will detail a Complete Street design that provides safe, convenient, and comfortable travel options for all users and abilities. The project website can be found here.
Complete Streets Training
Planning4Places led a team to provide training to the Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) member communities on Complete Streets best practices, policies, and implementation. Workshops were held for the Town of Niskayuna, the City of Troy, the Town of Malta, and a county-wide workshop held in the City of Albany for the Albany County Health Department and Albany County communities.
Route 4 Zoning Changes and Design Standards – Stillwater, NY
Planning4Places led the effort to work with the Town and Village of Stillwater to develop zoning regulations and design standards for the Route 4 Corridor. The project implements the recommendations from the LWRP and the Updated Comprehensive Plan for the Village (described below). The project includes the following documents: the Town of Stillwater Route 4 Corridor Form-Based Code, the Village of Stillwater Form-Based Code, and a companion Design Guidelines document for the entire Route 4 Corridor. Both the Town and Village codes and design guidelines were adopted in the Summer of 2017.
LWRP and Comprehensive Plan – Stillwater, NY
Planning4Places was part of a team assisting the Town and Village of Stillwater with developing a multi-municipal Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP). The project also included updating the Village of Stillwater’s Comprehensive Plan. P4P led the effort to update the Village’s Comprehensive Plan while work on the LWRP included development of the existing conditions analysis and economic analysis, additional plan development, and public meeting and Committee meeting support.
The Plans focus on the Hudson River waterfront as a unique and underutilized asset. Key goals include creating river-based businesses and trail connections, strengthening the existing village mixed-use core, and protecting the existing heritage-based historic fabric of the community.
Planning4Places, as part of a team, reviewed and updated the City of Corning, NY’s residential zoning districts to address their housing needs. The project included stakeholder interviews and meetings, creation of a diagnostic report on recommendations for zoning changes, and included updates to the residential zoning districts within the City.
Building a Better Broadway – Kingston, NY
Planning4Places was part of a team that worked with UCTC and the City of Kingston to evaluate potential improvements along the almost one mile Broadway Corridor. This effort focused on improving safety, traffic flow, and bicycle, pedestrian, and streetscape infrastructure. P4P’s work on the project included public meeting logistics, outreach, review of project deliverables, and Final Plan development assistance. The document can be found here.
NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program – Fulton and Blenheim, NY
Planning4Places was part of a team working on the NY Rising Community Reconstruction Plan for the Towns of Fulton and Blenheim. P4P’s work included project management, plan development, and public outreach and Committee meeting development and implementation. The NYRCR Plan can be found here.
Pennsylvania Land Trust Association (PALTA)
The ConservationTools.org website provides users with resources on a variety of topics related to guiding growth, protecting resources, and improving community design. Planning4Places developed educational and technical guidance on street and sidewalk design and the development of sign ordinances for PALTA. Click here for the Street and Sidewalk Design Tool and Sign Ordinance Tool.