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City of Watertown Downtown Revitalization Initiative Public Design Review

http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/news03/public-design-review-held-for-dri-projects-20171201

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The University at Buffalo Breaks Ground on New Fieldhouse

In a continued march forward in its competitive athletic competiveness, the University of Buffalo held a groundbreaking event for its on-campus Fieldhouse. Elan Planning, Design and Landscape Architecture is providing professional site planning and design services. This site work is being led by Jere Tatich, founding principal of Elan. Jere has over 25 years of experience in landscape architecture with several college and university sports facilities to his credit. The 92,000 square-foot fieldhouse will house a full-size football field, 6,000 foot track, and in-door field and track venues. UB has envisioned adding a fieldhouse since joining Division I athletics in 1998. Elan’s focus on meeting client specific needs, is assisting in bringing this vision closer to its fall 2019 reality.

UB Fieldhouse

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Elan is looking for talented people to join our team.

Position: Site Design Project Manager: Landscape Architect, Civil Engineer or other

About Elan Planning, Design, and Landscape Architecture, PLLC:
Elan Planning, Design & Landscape Architecture, PLLC is a multi-faceted firm providing individualized services to public and private sector clients. Elan provides these services from our Saratoga Springs, NY studio. Elan’s experienced team is committed to collaborating with our clients to cultivate the essence of each project because we are passionate about understanding the spirit of place, planning the experience, and sculpting our client’s goals into reality. As such, Elan is seeking new members for our team to expand our capabilities to provide the highest quality of services.

Position Description:
Elan Planning, Design & Landscape Architecture, PLLC while based Saratoga Springs, NY provides services throughout the country to a broad client base. Elan is strategically expanding our Landscape Architecture practice and as such is seeking experienced practitioners who are passionate about their work in the area of technical site planning and construction phase services. The successful candidate will work directly with our clients and all members of Elan. The complexities of our projects mandate strong verbal and written communication skills, the ability to anticipate needs, initiate action and have sound judgment in making decisions.

Experience:
This is an advanced level position requiring more than six years of experience in a professional setting inclusive of overseeing the direct implementation of construction projects. Professional licensed status is a plus, but not required.

Role and Responsibilities:
• Plans, organizes, and manages the work of the project team via the establishment of a Work Plan.
• Responsible for managing project budget, work plan, consultants and schedule.
• Manages project team for overall adherence to design intent and/or planning focus.
• Exercises authority over day-to-day activity of assigned projects.
• Communicates key deliverable dates to project team.
• Provides on-going communication through team meetings, minutes, and update memos.
• Responsible for maintaining client relationships throughout project.
• Fosters and maintains a collaborative professional working relationship with the project team (i.e. Project Designer, Project Planner, and Principal in Charge).
• Communicates with consultants, contractors, sub-consultants and other disciplines to ensure project deliverable quality expectations and delivery dates are
achieved.
• Ensures project documentation, complies contract intent and requirements.
• Identifies new business opportunities while developing current client relationships.
• Participates in selected marketing and business development opportunities.
• Provides advice to solve project complexities.

Skills:
• Efficient written and oral communication skills
• Self-organized
• Strong listener
• Perceptive of client goals
• Buys into project process
• Anticipates next steps and initiates action to advance the project
• Identifies potential issues and proposes options to resolve them
• Strives for client confidence and interaction to advance the project;
• Adds value in client meetings
• Presents ideas in a consensus building fashion to team members and client
• Proficiency with AutoCAD Civil 3-D 2014 Version
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office

Teamwork Understanding:
• Contributes in our firm’s studio work setting
• Willing to assist other team members
• Enjoys a collaborative environment
• Requests assistance when needed
• Encourages and assists others in the firm to expand Elan’s skill set
• Seeks to learn new expertise
• Plans and follows through on work

Personal characteristics:
Passion, integrity, commitment to the profession, inquisitiveness and multiple project organization capabilities.

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Landscape Architecture or Civil Engineering from an accredited program, or, other experience that qualifies one for this position.

Salary:
Comprehensive benefits and compensation package is commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates are asked to email or mail a supporting package of qualifications to:

Jere Tatich, RLA
Elan Planning, Design & Landscape Architecture, PLLC
18 Division Street, Studio 304
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
www.elanpd.com
info@elanpd.com

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Elan is looking for talented people to join our team.

Position: Associate Community Planner

About Elan Planning, Design, and Landscape Architecture, PLLC:
Elan Planning, Design & Landscape Architecture, PLLC is a multi-faceted firm providing individualized services to public and private sector clients. Elan provides these services from our Saratoga Springs, NY studio. Elan’s experienced team is committed to collaborating with our clients to cultivate the essence of each project because we are passionate about understanding the spirit of place, planning the experience, and sculpting our client’s goals into reality. As such, Elan is seeking new members for our team to expand our capabilities to provide the highest quality of services.

Position Description:
Elan Planning, Design & Landscape Architecture is seeking a dynamic and innovative planning professional who will assist Senior Planners and Project Managers with activities related to preparing and implementing Brownfield Revitalization Plans, downtown and waterfront revitalization strategies, municipal land use controls, and grant writing. This position will require the ability to work on multiple projects. Effective writing, communication, and research skills are critical to success in the position. The selected candidate is expected to take initiative with assigned projects and have the ability to work independently when necessary.

Experience:
Five years of community planning and economic development experience

Role and Responsibilities:
• Compile and analyze data on economic, social, and physical  settings of the community study areas.
• Preparation of graphic and narrative reports.
• Seek out innovative approaches related to community revitalization.
• Apply land use regulations including zoning and  environmental reviews to individual projects.
• Provides on-going communication at team meetings with project minutes, and update memos.
• Responsible for assisting with client relationships throughout project.
• Keeps client apprised of project progress on regular basis.
• Fosters and maintains a collaborative professional working relationship with the project leadership team (i.e. Project Designer, Project Planner, and Principal in
Charge).
• Communicates with consultants, contractors, sub-consultants and other disciplines to ensure project details are carried out, including technical issues and project
information.
• Ensures project documentation complies with client contract.
• Identifies new business opportunities while developing current client relationships.
• Participates in selected marketing and business development opportunities.
• Provides advice to solve project complexities.

Skills:
• Effective speaking and communication skills
• Ability to work individually and in a team setting
• Strong listener
• Perceptive of client goals
• Buys into project process
• Anticipates next steps and initiates action to advance the project
• Identifies potential issues and proposes options to resolve them
• Strives for client confidence and interaction to advance the project
• Adds value in client meetings
• Presents ideas in a consensus building fashion to team members and client

Teamwork Understanding:
• Contributes in our firm’s studio work setting
• Willing to assist other team members
• Enjoys a collaborative environment
• Requests assistance when needed
• Encourages and assists others in the firm to expand Elan’s skill set
• Seeks to learn new expertise
• Plans and follows through on work

Personal characteristics:
Passion, integrity, commitment to the profession, inquisitiveness and multiple project organization capabilities.

Education:
A Bachelor or Master’s degree in Planning, Economics, Landscape Architecture or other applicable practice sector.

Salary:
Comprehensive benefits and compensation package is commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates are asked to email or mail a supporting package of qualifications to:

Lisa Nagle, AICP, Planner, RLA
Elan Planning, Design & Landscape Architecture, PLLC
18 Division Street, Studio 304
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
www.elanpd.com
info@elanpd.com

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Watertown Launches $10 Million Downtown Revitalization Initiative

On October 26, 2017, the City of Watertown launched the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) when it convened a Local Planning Committee chaired by Mayor Butler of the City of Watertown and Kylie Kylie S. Peck, President & CEO of the Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce. The Committee is made up of 20 members including city officials, business and community leaders. Elan Planning and Design was selected to assist the City prepare the Strategic Investment Plan that will be based on extensive public input. The DRI is an initiative of Governor Andrew Cuomo with technical assistance from the NYS Department of State and NYS Homes and Community Renewal.

The finalized plan will include the projects to be completed with the $10 million grant. The Watertown Daily Times published an article about the kick-off of the Watertown DRI grant, which can be found at the following link:

http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/news03/officials-met-about-watertowns-10-million-downtown-grant-20171027

Elan will return to Watertown on November 16, 2017 to guide the next steps in the DRI project planning process.

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Verso Paper Mill Site (Bucksport, ME) Receives Funding for Redevelopment Planning

The Eastern Maine Development Corp. (EMDC) received a Brownfields Area-Wide Planning grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency for redevelopment planning of the former Paper Mill that is now a brownfield site. Elan Planning and Design specializes in brownfield redevelopment planning and is working with the Town of Bucksport and Eastern Maine communities on the planning process. The Eastern Maine newspaper, The Ellsworth American published an in-depth article on the planning project which can be found at this link.

https://www.ellsworthamerican.com/maine-news/consultant-launches-planning-process-verso-site

Elan has already met with community leaders to kick-off the planning, and in October an open house was held to gather community input regarding the redevelopment of the former paper mill and adjacent properties. As a follow-up to the open house, in November, the community will be surveyed to collect additional information toward reuse of the property.

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Nicolette Wagoner presented on two panels at the American Planning Association

Nicolette Wagoner presented on two panels at the American Planning Association – New York Upstate Chapter Annual Conference on September 29, 2016. She joined clients Rick Hauser, Mayor of Perry and Jason Molino, Batavia City Manager, for a morning panel “An Upstate of Mind – Emerging Approaches to Revitalization and Brownfield Redevelopment in Upstate NY Communities.” She then presented with planners from Binghamton and Ithaca on “The State of Sustainability & Our Green Energy Future: Why Planning, Measurement and Community Engagement Matter.” Nicolette’s work with the APA Pilot Communities Program on Sustainable Comprehensive Plans while developing the Village of Savona’s Comprehensive Plan in 2014 was the subject of her second presentation.

 

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