Sackets Harbor, New York
EDR was retained along with Joel Russell, Esq. to assist the Village of Sackets Harbor in rewriting their zoning regulations to foster the village’s growth with a sensitivity towards its cultural resources and its traditional village core and rural edge. EDR completed a community buildout visualization to help residents assess the impact of existing zoning regulations on the village’s potential for future growth and development. The potential loss of natural and cultural resources prompted the village to undertake the development of a new hybrid zoning code that applies a form-based structure. The new zoning law provides development regulations that address site layout, architectural treatments, and landscape standards that preserve the natural resources within the community, and improves clarity and readability through tabular and graphic representations of design concepts.