About the Committee Plan Update
The city’s current comprehensive plan was adopted in 2001. The updated plan will establish a framework to guide the city’s long-term vision and will include community feedback regarding the existing community vision, issues, opportunities and action items that can achieve the desired vision. “The City of Saratoga Springs has experienced much success in recent years and is truly a destination in the Capital Region to live, work and play. It is critical to evaluate and update our current comprehensive plan to ensure continued success while maintaining the unique character that is Saratoga,” stated Mayor Scott Johnson.
The update process will be guided by the City Council-appointed Comprehensive Plan Committee (CPC). The volunteer CPC is tasked with guiding the community-driven update process and providing a draft updated comprehensive plan to the City Council for consideration. Long-time City Planning Board Chair Clifford Van Wagner will chair the CPC.
Plan Update Assistance
The City Council selected M.J. Engineering and Land Surveying, P.C. (MJ) of Clifton Park to facilitate the process and assist the city in updating the current plan. The project team also includes River Street Planning and Development of Troy and Cardinal Direction of Saratoga Springs. “We are excited to be a part of this dynamic, community-driven process and look forward to working with the community, City staff and CPC,” stated Jaclyn Hakes, AICP, project manager and director of planning services at MJ.
The Comprehensive Plan Committee is continuing to accept public comment on the draft plan. To ensure the committee has adequate time to review your thoughts and comments prior to the December 18th meeting, please send them via email to City Planner Kate Maynard or stop by the City Planning Department by noon on Monday, December 15. All comments received after this time will be forwarded directly to the City Council.