River Street Planning & Development

Visioning

Canal Square Redevelopment Plan

River Street Planning & Development was a part of a multi-discipline team which developed a site master plan for the redevelopment of ‘Canal Square’ located in Schenectady’s historic downtown. River Street conducted the community outreach and public process for the planning effort which was widely regarded as one of the most effective outreach efforts in recent city history. The process was designed to incorporate opinions from a wide variety of community members and included open meetings for the general public, individual interviews with key city stakeholders and targeted workshops with small groups of community leaders including professionals working in real estate development, real estate sales, business and government, community development, education, and arts & culture as well as representatives from the Metroplex Board and neighborhood residents.