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.



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, April 16, 2024 at 5:00pm in the Village Board Room. The meeting agenda is available here. All previous meeting agendas and approved meeting minutes are available on the 'Documents and Forms' page.


Upcoming Project:



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




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

Aubuchon Realty Co. Inc., Special Use Permit and Site Plan Review, 258 Broadway


Kelsey and Wyatt Cassidy, Minor Subdivision and Area Varianaces, (Lot 1 and Lot 2) 32.279-2-15.000 11 Duprey St.


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.