The Town of New Scotland in Albany County, New York has received a grant from the Capital District Transportation Committee’s (CDTC) Linkage Program. Grant monies will be used to hire professional planning consultants to guide CDTC, town officials and residents through a public participatory process resulting in a concept master plan design for the Hamlet of New Scotland.
Beginning on March 7, 2011, planning consultants will convene with a Study Advisory Committee (SAC) consisting of representatives from CDTC, Capital District Regional Planning Commission (CDRPC), New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA), and Albany County Planning Board (ACPB), in addition to local representatives from New Scotland’s Town and Planning Boards and stakeholders such as business owners and residents living in The Hamlet.
SAC meetings will be held in the evening at New Scotland Town Hall; they are working meetings open to the public and will be announced on this website and the town’s website (www.townofnewscotland.com). Planning consultants will also conduct two public workshops during which time feedback on the draft master plan will be collected and incorporated.
The three main goals of the New Scotland Hamlet Study are:
1. to design a concept master plan for the Hamlet of New Scotland including the town’s main commercial corridor, 2. to procure and review examples of recommended zoning code language capable of producing the plan New Scotlanders envision, 3. to provide examples of design guidelines/standards that have been successfully implemented in similar communities elsewhere