Hamlets 3 Phase Two in Long Lake


The Town of Long Lake announces, on Saturday, September 28, 2013, from 9am – Noon, “HAMLETS 3 PHASE 2:TRAINING & IMPLEMENTATION WORKSHOP” at Long Lake Central School.

Long Lake is one of five Adirondack hamlets selected to participate in this Hamlets 3 Phase 2 project. Alternative design plans with an emphasis on Jennings Park Pond and the Highway Garage Site will be presented for community discussion and feedback. Public presentations will be held in each community outlining Adirondack smart growth planning principles with specific references to individual projects within each community. display panels and a a workshop agenda will engage community participants in this hands on session. Workshop activities will include question and response interaction, idea sketching and choosing among alternatives. The feedback and suggestions will be recorded and incorporated into the final document for the project to be posted on line.


Roger Trancik, FASLA
Urban Design Consultants
Ithaca, New York

Long Lake Central School
Saturday, September 28, 2013
9am – Noon.

Open to the public.

Friday, September 27th 10am – 1pm, Indian Lake Town Hall, Indian Lake. Discussion about extending the T intersection, housing development and new Adirondack Lake Public Beach.
Friday, September 27th, 3pm – 6pm, Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake, NY. Discussion about Adirondack Museum Hotel.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation through its Smart Growth Initiative provided funds for the Hamlets 3 project.

In February 2013 after a public forum in the Hamlet of Long Lake the following vision statement was developed as a work in progress through the Hamlets 3 process.

Here is a link to the results of the 2013 Community Vision Survey for the Town of Long Lake. This is a google document.

Results of the 2013 Community Vision Survey for the Town of Long Lake

In fifteen years the hamlet of Long Lake will retain its character as a close knit community with emphasis on independence, pride, and place. The waterways and mountains around Long Lake create a unique scenic landscape as a unique place to visit, work, live and play. The quality of life will encompass healthy living, open spaces, and have a broad multigenerational appeal. The town will promote educational and work opportunities through its public school and high speed broadband. It will maintain sustainable infrastructure and modern amenities to benefit the year-round resident and will attract and retain new residents and visitors. The town will focus on the enhancing of its great recreational assets and open spaces to promote itself as a year-round recreational destination while retaining the small-town character. Core expansion will be geared towards the established business districts (uptown near Hoss’s Corner and downtown at the Town Beach), bridging the gap between the two by improving its curbside appeal and walkability. The town will promote technological advances to support entrepreneurial businesses and the self-employed, encourage beautifying existing businesses and structures, and improve the quality of infrastructure, such as water services, medical care and senior support. In brief, the town will offer a community of tidy business districts, support recreational activities such as hiking, paddling, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, jogging, biking, paddling, x-c skiing, snowshoeing, while retaining the quiet quality of life and uncomplicated lifestyle, that have always made it an attractive place.

Long Lake