The Village Board of Trustees adopted the Village of Saranac Lake Housing Plan on January 10, 2022. The plan proposes concrete, viable solutions to housing issues (some of them long-standing) that undermine the Village of Saranac Lake’s commitment to building a sustainable community with a wide range of housing options. The process of drafting a final plan included the following public outreach activities:
- An online survey for collecting public feedback on the plan was open to the public for a total of five months.
- The Housing Work Group worked to collect pubilc comments on the draft plan throughout Fall 2021 with public forums and stakeholder input sessions.
- Comments were emailed to the Village Clerk and the Community Development Director
Housing Task Force
On April 25, 2022 the Village Board of Trustees established the Housing Task Force to track progress, assist with completion of action items, and study best practices and successful strategies for housing development. The village issued a call for candidates representing housing organizations, finance, realtors, construction trades, major employers, or those with a passion for addressing housing needs. The board appointed the following individuals for a two-year term:
Melinda Little, Coordinator
Matt Scollin, Ex-Officio
The Housing Task Force is meeting one time per month while they establish priorities and create a work plan. Trustee Scollin provides quarterly updates at village board meetings.
Short-Term Rental Update
A report on existing short-term rentals and recent trends was compiled using data from the Rentalscape subscription platform. Click here to view the report which was completed on October 7, 2021.
FINAL Housing Plan adopted by Board of Trustees at January 10, 2022 meeting. View HERE
FINAL Housing Plan (January 2022)
STR Report (October 2021)
DRAFT Housing Strategic Plan (June 2021)
Proposed STR Permit Requirments (April 2021)
Resolution to Establish Housing Work Group (12/10/18)