Downtown and Waterfront Redevelopment

Throughout history, downtowns have been the heart of a community, providing economic and social gathering venues. Unfortunately, many downtowns have experienced a downturn in their viability. Elan Planning, Design & Landscape Architecture has assisted a number of communities to infuse their downtowns with increased investment and renewed vibrancy.

Elan works with towns, cities and villages at every phase of downtown revitalization, including grant writing and acquisition, strategic visioning, economic analysis and marketing studies, and detailed implementation plans to ensure sustainability and long-term success. Our downtown revitalization toolkit ranges from designing streetscapes and public gathering spaces to analyzing market position and crafting successful branding strategies.

Elan is adept at consensus building and public participation programs to support communities in developing their own visions for the revitalization of their downtown. This approach ensures a plan designed solely with that community in mind.


Featured Projects

  • Central Business Improvement District Market Assessment for the Development of Student and Faculty Housing | Albany, NY 
  • Downtown and Waterfront Revitalization Strategy | Catskill, NY
  • Waterfront Revitalization Plan | Mechanicville, NY
  • Central Corridor Linkage Study | Mechanicville, NY
  • Streetscape and Gateway Enhancement Plan | Ticonderoga, NY
  • Waterfront Revitalization Program & Feasibility Study |  Malone, NY
  • Intermunicipal Waterfront Revitalization Strategy High Peaks | Wilmington, NY
  • Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan | Wilmington, NY
  • Strategic Downtown Enhancement Plan | Canastota, NY
  • Seven Points Hub Design Report | Plattsburgh, NY
  • Mettowee Riverfront Revitalization Strategy | Granville, NY
  • Downtown Revitalization Strategy | Design Guidelines | Rouses Point, NY
  • Waterfront Revitalization Strategy | Comprehensive Plan | Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Waterfront Revitalization Strategy | Wappingers Falls, NY
  • Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan | Warrensburg, NY
  • Downtown Revitalization Strategy | Stamford, NY
  • Architectural & Site Development Design Guidelines | Menands, NY
  • Village Zoning Ordinance Update | Lake George, NY
  • Hudson River Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan | Counties of Warren and Saratoga, NY

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City of Utica Harbor Point Redevelopment Plan
City of Glens Falls Redevelopment and Connection Plan for Pruyn’s Island
Village of Catskill Hudson River Waterfront and Downtown Linkage Strategy Plan
Village of Catskill Hudson River Waterfront and Downtown Linkage Strategy Plan
City of Mechanicville study to reconnect the Hudson River to the downtown
Downtown Ticonderoga Main Street and Gateway Enhancement Plan
Town of Hague Town Dock and Downtown Parking Improvements
Ausable River and Adirondack High Peaks Waterfront Revitalization Strategy
Village of Canastota gateway enhancement utilizing existing railroad trestle
Design concept for the hub of Plattsburgh's downtown restaurant district
Outdoor cafe in downtown Plattsburgh's restaurant district
The Adirondack's Town of Lake Luzerne Waterfront Revitalization Strategy and Comprehensive Plan
Revitalization of the Rouses Point waterfront and business district
Historic Champlain canal locks
South Troy Brownfield Opportunity Area Nomination and Implementation Study
Milton Rock City Mill Redevelopment

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