Planning Department

The Village of Saranac Lake has a professional planning department to help property owners get the most out of their property while still following the land use and zoning regulations within the Village of Saranac Lake.

About

 

The Planning Department is entrusted with guiding development by reviewing projects for land use and zoning issues in the Village of Saranac Lake. The Planning Department is usually the first stop in building or establishing a development in the Village.

 

 

Planning & Zoning Services

 

  • Preparation of land use ordinances and regulations
  • Assistance to property owners with zoning questions



Development Board Meetings

 

The next Development Board meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 5:00pm in the Village Board Room. The meeting agenda will be available here no later than the Thursday before the meeting. All previous meeting agendas and approved meeting minutes are available on the 'Documents and Forms' page.

 

 

 

 

The Development Board meets in the Village Board Room. To enter the building, use the single door entrance at the front of the Town of Harrietstown Town Hall, in between the UPS drop box and Rice Furniture. The Village Board Room is located on the second floor of the building. Meeting time is 5:00pm.

 

 

Development Board

 

The Community Development Department provides plan review, technical assistance and support for the Development Board. The Development Board is a group of professionals in related fields that come together monthly to review larger or more complex residential and commercial projects. Each proposal is different and may or may not require Development Board review.

 

 

Board Member Term Expiration
Allie Pelletieri, Chair 4/2024
Meg Cantwell-Jackson 4/2026
Dan Reilly 4/2028
Rick Weber 4/2024
Bill Domenico 4/2026
Kt Stiles, First Alternate 4/2025
Tim Jackson, Second Alternate 4/2025

 

 

The Development Board has the following powers and duties:

  • Reviews and makes determinations on site plan and special use permit applications.
  • Hears and determines requests for variances and appeals of orders, requirements, decisions, interpretations or determinations.
  • Approves all plats showing any streets or highways within the Village.
  • Prepares, reviews and recommends changes to the Zoning Map and the Village of Saranac Lake Development Code.

 

 

Contact the Village offices today to introduce your upcoming project to the Community Development Department. Village of Saranac Lake, ATTN: Community Development Department, 39 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY 12983, call (518)891-4150 ext. 235 or email Katrina Glynn, Community Development Director at comdev@saranaclakeny.gov

 

 

 

Development Board Calendar

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The Development Board Meets the FIRST TUESDAY of every month starting at 5:00pm in the Village Board Room, located at 39 Main St., Suite 9, Saranac Lake, NY 12983. View the 2024 Development Board Meeting Dates

Development Board Meeting Documents

Recently Approved Projects

Pendragon Theatre, Area Variance for front, rear, and side setbacks, 56 Woodruff St.

 

Zacharia Peltier and Daniel Woodruff, Site Plan Review, 28 Broadway

 

Aubuchon Realty Co. Inc., Area Variance for parking in the front yard along Cedar St., 258 Broadway 

 

Sled and Spoke, LLC, Special Use Permit Amendment, 255 Broadway

 

Sara-Placid Sled & Spoke, LLC, Special Use Permit to operate a retail sales use, 255 Broadway

 

Colleen Gowan, Minor two-lot subdivision, 9 Ridge Way

 

Aubuchon Realty Co., Inc., Area Variance for front yard setback along Cedar St., and the request for the waiver of §106-48.D, 258 Broadway

 

Aubuchon, Area Variance, 258 Broadway

 

CED, Special Use Permit, 23 Adirondack St.

 

North Country Roots, Inc., Special Use Permit, 622 Lake Flower Ave., Suite 7

 

Stiles, Area Variance, 27 Broadway

 

Alpine Agronomy, Special Use Permit, 245 Broadway, Suites 1 & 2

 

Alpine Agronomy, Area Variance, 245 Broadway, Suites 1 & 2

 

High Peaks Church, Site Plan Review, 97 Will Rogers Dr.

 

Allott, Area Variance with Site Plan Review, 644 Lake Flower Ave.

 

Ferruzza, Site Plan Review, 11 Woodruff St.

 

Button, Minor Subdivision, 33 Petrova Ave.

 

Cure Cottage Development, LLC, Amendment to Special Use Permit, 486 Park Ave

 

Cure Cottage Development, Site Plan Review, 545 AMA Way

 

Holmes/Clark, Area Variance, 92 Riverside Drive

 

Ross Manny, Mindful Mountain Properties, LLC, Special Use at 211 Broadway

 

Parkview Development, Site Plan Review for Mixed Use and Residential buildings at 120 Broadway

 

McEneany, Minor two lot Subdivision at 28 Glenwood Dr.

 

Schwartzberg/Black Mountain Architecture, Site Plan Review for office space at 16 Academy

 

Saranac Lake Brewing Company, LLC, Site Plan Amendment for a brewpub at 79 Woodruff St.

 

HES Ventures, Minor two lot Subdivision at 33 Depot St.