Community Planning and Flood Mitigation

Community & Regional Planning has been utilized by civilizations throughout time to build communities of lasting value. A planner fosters visions for the community's future, helps identify issues, and presents options for community betterment. The role of the planner is to assist in developing communities that are safe and offer residents more choices of where and how to work, live, and have fun.

Elan Planning, Design & Landscape Architecture is skilled at consensus building and vision development to assist communities with the articulation of their goals. We believe community and regional planning must reflect the desires and goals of that particular community in a purposeful way, and the involvement of the community in this planning process is a viable way to get results.  We strive for authenticity of a place as the framework for community enhancements.

As the process of community planning evolves, Elan continues to work with communities to create a clear vision, a mission statement, and a plan of action. It's through this process that Elan has successfully completed comprehensive plans that promote a sense of place while preserving the natural and cultural resources of the setting.

Featured Projects

  • NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program | Tioga and Ultster Counties, NY
  • Long Term Recovery Strategies for Towns of Nichols | Tioga | Tioga County 
  • Route 50 Southern Gateway Study | Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Agricultural & Farmland Protection Plan | Town of Ballston, NY
  • Comprehensive Town Plan | Sand Lake, NY
  • Design Guidelines | Rouses Point, NY
  • Comprehensive Plan | Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Comprehensive Town Plan, SEQR, Zoning Update, 9W Corridor Secondary | New Baltimore, NY
  • Pedestrian Connectivity Enhancements | Conklin, NY
  • Community Design Guidelines | Menands, NY
  • Zoning Ordinance Update | Village of Lake George, NY
  • Zoning Ordinance Update | Wilmington, NY
  • Five-Way Intersection Study | Hamilton, NY
  • Zoning and Planning Services | Copake, NY
  • Downtown Enhancement Plan | Hague, NY
  • Planning and Zoning Workshop | Horicon, NY
  • City Zoning Ordinance Update | Plattsburgh, NY
  • Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Update | Bolton, NY
  • Architectural & Site Development Design Guidelines | Menands, NY

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Long Term Recovery Strategy, Village of Owego, NY
New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program, Tioga and Ulster Counties, NY
Long Term Community Recovery Strategy, Village of Nichols, NY
Long Term Community Recovery Strategy, Town of Tioga, NY
NYS Route 50 corridor redesign to address pedestrian routing, vehicular flow and gateway embellishment, Saratoga Springs, NY
Town of Conklin open space conservation plan and pedestrian safe routing study
Village of Hamilton Five-Way Intersection Study to enhance ease of pedestrian movement and bolster business activity
Comprehensive Plan Update, Generic Environmental Impact Statement and Zoning Update, Sand Lake, NY
Colgate University is a key stakeholder in the Village of Hamilton's Five-Way Intersection Study
Waterfront and downtown revitalization strategy visioning and public participation workshop, Catskill, NY
Town of Bolton Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance Update within the Lake George Watershed Coalition
Every project follows a specified scope of work.  The steps for the process are reflected in this chart (modified for each project's tasks).
Five Way Intersection Study, Village of Hamilton, NY

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