Mixed-Use and Neighborhood Development

Mixed-use neighborhoods balance residential development with transit-friendly designs and an integration of commercial areas.  When designed well, a mixed-use neighborhood can provide a well proportioned configuration that brings vibrancy to the community. 

A core philosophy of Elan Planning, Design & Landscape Architecture is the practice of environmentally and socially sustainable development techniques, especially in the design of mixed-use neighborhoods. Elan believes that the conservation of a site’s heritage enhances the character and quality of the development. Be it open space, characteristic woodlands and waters or a history of farming or industry, we believe that staying true to these aspects of a site give it depth and an inherent value.

With these principles in mind, Elan facilitates  the evaluation and updating of zoning codes, GIS-based feasibility studies, and adherence to design and site development guidelines. Elan offers private entities management of the design and approval process, site planning, agency permitting, and consultant coordination.

Featured Projects

  • Ohioville Acres Conservation Subdivision (140 lots) | Gardiner, NY
  • Saratoga Polo Mixed Use Development | Greenfield, NY
  • Wing Road Farm Conservation Subdivision (13 lots) | Greenfield, NY
  • Conservation Subdivision Plan | Towns of Bethlehem & New Scotland, NY
  • Louden Road Conservation Subdivision Plan | Town of Wilton, NY
  • Ten Springs Woods | Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Slade Creek Subdivision Concept Refinement & Sketch Application | Saratoga Springs, NY 
  • Stevens & Thompson Mill Redevelopment on the Battenkill River | Greenwich, NY
  • Lancaster Construction Headquarters | Lancaster, NY
  • Adaptive Reuse of a Paper Mill into Residental and Commercial Setting | Rock City Falls, NY

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Saratoga Polo Retreat -  A residential, lodging, and equestrian sporting venue, Upstate New York
Residential site design is knitted into a setting of historical and environmental sensitivity
Commercial building enhancement, an element of the comprehensive downtown business improvement plan, Rouses Point, NY
Adaptive reuse of a paper mill into residential and commercial setting, Rock City Falls, NY
School No. 28 adaptive reuse into offices situated in a historical district, Saratoga Springs, NY
Lancaster Construction Headquarters, Schoharie County, NY
Loudon Ridge Neighborhood; LEED certified homes in a landscape setting with 60% greenspace conservation
Loudon Ridge Neighborhood; LEED certified homes in a landscape setting with 60% greenspace conservation
City of Glens Falls downtown infill concept study to increase business density
Ten Springs Woods is the adaptive reuse of a former bottling plant in Saratoga Springs, NY
Wing Road Farm project utilizing residential development to sustain family farm business, Upstate New York
Stevens and Thompson Mill Redevelopment on the Battenkill River Greenwich, NY
Catskill, NY
Saratoga Polo Retreat Lodge Upstate, NY

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