Clayton Local Development Corporation, Clayton, New York
The small Village of Clayton, located in the Thousand Islands Region of New York, had made significant strides with recent planning efforts including investment in the Antique Boat Museum, associated streetscape improvements, and the acquisition of the Frink America property. Building on these successes, Saratoga Associates helped the community develop additional planning strategies to capitalize on its scenic riverfront location and tourism base.
Saratoga Associates worked with the Clayton Local Development Corporation to prepare a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program and Harbor Management Plan that seeks to unify the waterfront and commercial core and facilitate business development. The planning vision focused on making the waterfront and downtown pedestrian friendly and expanding public waterfront access. The plan also established strategies for streetscape revitalization in the downtown commercial core to improve community character.