Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation and Sustainable Saratoga Host Event Addressing Building Heights

[JK: I received an email from the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation and Sustainable Saratoga with information about a presentation regarding standards for building heights in downtown Saratoga Springs.

Modern urban planning acknowledges that the proportions between building height and the width of related streets and sidewalks are key to creating an environment that attracts people on foot.  The canyon effect of having large buildings sandwiching narrow streets creates a sunless dead zone.

This  presentation comes at a time when the city’s land use boards are reviewing two  proposals for six story buildings  in the city’s  core. It should be an interesting event.]

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A Closer Look at Building Heights

Retaining Saratoga Springs’ Character & Charm

Tuesday January 30, 2018 7:00PM ​Empire State College | 2 Union Avenue | Room 126

Come attend a presentation about building heights in downtown Saratoga Springs. Planner George Jacquemart of BFJ Planning will offer perspectives on how people react to building heights. Following the presentation, there will be a panel discussion with local developer Sonny Bonacio of Bonacio Construction Inc.; local architect Matt Hurff of Frost Hurff Architects; Doug Kerr, Chair of SSPF Advocacy Committee; and Kate Maynard, Principal Planner for the City of Saratoga Springs. Free and open to the public.​

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