Delaware Avenue Hamlet Enhancement Study Advisory Committee members
||Dianne Barber Kansas
Town of Bethlehem Representatives
Michael Morelli, Asst. Director Economic Development and Planning
Robert Leslie, AICP, Senior Planner
Deborah Kitchen, Administrative Aide
Contact information for Town Staff, Department of Economic Development & Planning
Ext. 1189 - Michael Morelli, Asst. Director Economic Development and Planning
Ext. 1157 - Robert Leslie, Senior Planner
Background/Mission: The Town’s
Comprehensive Plan recognizes that the Delaware Avenue Hamlet area, as well as
the Town’s other hamlets, helps to define a “sense of place” in the Town.
One of the stated goals stated in the Comp Plan is to “encourage
compact, mixed use commercial and residential development/redevelopment in
identified neighborhood commercial centers and hamlet centers throughout the
town. Appropriate scale, design,
and character, attention to the pedestrian environment, and connections to
adjacent neighborhoods are critical to the success of such centers”.
The Town was successful in securing a grant through the
Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) to select a consultant to
assist in developing this study. River
Street Planning & Development LLC, located in Troy, NY has been selected as
the consultant. They specialize in
community and land use planning, public process facilitation, and economic
development. Joining River Street
on this effort will be Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates who specialize in
transportation planning for livable communities and CLA SITE Landscape
Architecture Engineering & Planning whose work includes municipal
streetscape improvements and restoration.
Term of Appointment: The Delaware Avenue Hamlet Enhancement SAC will
be active for the duration of the study period. All members will serve at the pleasure of the Town Board.
There will be no compensation for the committee members.
Meeting Schedule: The study will commence during the summer of 2008.
There will be approximately one committee meeting per month, which could include
2 - 3 public meetings or workshops held during the study period.
Potential Tasks: The SAC will be responsible for providing general
guidance for the study, and reviewing interim and final work products and
reports. It is envisioned that the
members of the SAC will provide a sounding board and community perspective on
study related issues, potential solutions and alternatives.
- Design guidelines/standards including building scale, massing, design
- Streetscape guidelines including a typical street cross section
- Parking and circulation for vehicles and bicycles
- Transportation improvements
- Access Management
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December 1, 2008 Public Meeting Presentation
Delaware Avenue Hamlet Area Profile Draft - October 7, 2008
http://www.townofbethlehem.org/pages/agenda/showAdvisoryDocs.asp#DelAve for meeting summaries)