Saratoga Springs Adopts Complete Streets Plan

The City Saratoga Springs adopted the Complete Streets Plan, a CDTC Linkage Study, on December 20th. The Complete Streets Plan was established as an important goal within the City's Complete Streets Policy and is the guiding document for the development of a safe network of pedestrian, bicycle and transit routes linking activity centers and neighborhoods within the City, as well as to a larger regional network. The network will develop in phases over time, with identified “Bronze, Silver and Gold” levels of quality that are linked to established national benchmarks. These improvements will make walking, bicycling and riding transit more viable modes of transportation, helping the City meet sustainability goals and contributing to the unique quality of life in the City. Click here for news coverage in the Saratogian.

Westmere Corridor Study Adopted by Town of Guilderland

Over the last year and half, CDTC has assisted the Town of Guilderland on the development of the Westmere Corridor Study. The study intended to develop a neighborhood plan for the area along Western Avenue between Chruch Street on the east and State Farm Road and New Karner Road on the west, building on the recommendations included in the 2000 Guilderland Comprehensive Plan.

Improvements to transportation are a central element of the study, which also makes recommendations for land use, access management and streetscape improvements, pedestrian-bicycle facilities, and transit improvements.

The draft report is available here and the Guilderland Town Board adopted the plan on November, 15, 2016.

Click here for a Times Union article on the study posted on December 2, 2016.

Town of Colonie Comprehensive Plan Update

The Town of Colonie Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC) is sponsoring a series of Community Workshops at locations around Town in November and December. The Town is beginning the process of updating its 2005 Comprehensive Plan. The updated plan will establish the community’s vision for the future through the discussion of topics such as residential growth, economic development, land use, infrastructure, and community character.

The purpose of these initial Community Workshops is to introduce the public to the Comprehensive Plan process. Attendees will also work together to define the Town’s strengths and identify issues and concerns that should be addressed through this planning process. Residents, property owners, business owners, and all others who are interested in the future of the Town are encouraged to participate in any one of these workshops.

The CPAC was established by the Town to prepare the comprehensive plan update. The Committee’s recommendations will ultimately be forwarded to the Town Board for adoption. To learn more click here.

2017-18 Linkage Program Solicitation Issued

CDTC is soliciting for planning projects for funding through its 2017-2018 Linkage Program. Approximately $100,000 has been set aside to support consultant efforts for up to three planning initiatives. For all the details related to the solicitation go to Applications are due on Friday, December 16, 2016.

City of Schenectady Seeks a Junior Civil Engineer

The City of Schenectady has one (1) opening for a provisional Junior Civil Engineer. The annual salary is $41,157-$49,683 commensurate with experience. Click here for the detailed job description and minimum qualifications. Applicants must be residents of the City of Schenectady and remain residents throughout employment.


All interested parties should submit completed City of Schenectady Applications or resumes to:

Tiffany White
Personnel & Benefits Administrator
City Hall, Room 105
Schenectady NY 12305

Resumes can also be emailed to

Completed applications/resumes need to be received in the Personnel & Benefits Administrator's Office (City Hall, Room 105) by 5:00 PM on November 15, 2016.

Applications not received in the proper office by the specified time limit WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED