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EDR Presenting on Form-Based Zoning at the Onondaga County Planning Federation Symposium    

EDR Presenting on Form-Based Zoning at the Onondaga County Planning Federation Symposium

Jane Rice (EDR’s Director of Planning) and Christopher Eastman (NYS Department of State) are presenting “Form Based Zoning: A Creative Approach” at the 26th annual planning symposium of the Onondaga County Planning Federation.  The symposium is being held Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the Oncenter Convention Center from 8:00 am to 4:15 pm.  Jane’s presentation is part of a breakout session on form-based zoning, from 9:25 am-10:55 am.  Contact Jane at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to learn more about form-based zoning and how it applies to neighborhood planning and development! Details are as follows: Form-Based Zoning: A Creative Approach  Christopher Eastman, Manager, Local Government Training Program, New York State Department of State Jane E. Rice, JD, AICP, Director of Planning, Environmental Design & Research, Landscape…

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Director of EDR’s Environmental Division will be sharing expertise and insights on Wetlands and Permitting at the Environmental Breakfast Club of Central New York    

Director of EDR’s Environmental Division will be sharing expertise and insights on Wetlands and Permitting at the Environmental Breakfast Club of Central New York

Ben Brazell, the Director of EDR's Environmental Division, will be the featured speaker at the March meeting of the Environmental Breakfast Club of Central New York. We hope you will join us to take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about navigating the sometimes confusing regulations associated with wetland identification and permitting in New York.Details on this event are as follows: Wetlands: Mapped vs. Actual What You Don’t Know About Wetlands Could Hurt Your Project! Wednesday, March 5, 2014 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. (Note: breakfast will be served starting at 8:00 a.m.) Double Tree by Hilton Syracuse 6301 Route 298 (Off of Carrier Circle) East Syracuse, New York Program sponsored by Hancock & Estabrook, LLP.Please RSVP by February 28,…

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EDR Graphic Prominently Displayed Next to Governor Cuomo    

EDR Graphic Prominently Displayed Next to Governor Cuomo

EDR Graphic Prominently Displayed Next to Governor Cuomo Governor Cuomo was in Syracuse on Wednesday January 29, 2014 to highlight a local project that is proposed to receive $30 million as part of the Governor's 2014-2015 budget. On behalf of Onondaga County, EDR created a rendering of a proposed concert amphitheater/pavilion on the west shore of Onondaga Lake. EDR's illustration communicated this great opportunity to Governor Cuomo who then confirmed NYS funding for this project. Please see the following articles for additional information: $100 Million in NY, County Money for Onondaga Lake Project, Officials Say Governor Cuomo Unveils Details of Onondaga Lake Revitalization Program that will Create Economic Opportunity in Surrounding Communities Please also see the following video: Syracuse.com video…

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Historic district nomination prepared by EDR is recommended for State Register    

Historic district nomination prepared by EDR is recommended for State Register

On December 5th, the New York State Historic Preservation Office approved a nomination for the expansion of the South Salina Street Downtown Historic District in Syracuse, prepared by EDR on behalf of the Downtown Committee of Syracuse. The Downtown Syracuse Commercial Historic District is an expansion of the previously listed South Salina Street Downtown Historic District (2009), and comprises the commercial core of the City of Syracuse, New York during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The district highlights the buildings along streets that run parallel to, and radiate from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century commercial center of downtown, focused on the intersection of South Salina and East Fayette Streets, and includes buildings designed by some of…

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Tioga County Agricultural & Farmland Protection Plan    

Tioga County Agricultural & Farmland Protection Plan

EDR is working with the Tioga County Department of Economic Development & Planning to update the county’s Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan. EDR land use planners Andrew Obernesser and Dan Barbato recently kicked off the public outreach strategy in Tioga Center, where they were joined by a large group of local farmers to discuss the state of agriculture throughout the county. Meeting attendees engaged in a rapid assessment exercise known as a SWOT analysis, which the project team used to explore a range of issues including commerce and markets, land use and property values, regulations and policy, and workforce issues. In the coming months our team will continue to engage local farmers, residents, organizations and business owners as we assist…

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EDR's Success with the Ohio Power Siting Board Continues    

EDR's Success with the Ohio Power Siting Board Continues

EDR prepared an Application for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need for the Scioto Ridge Transmission Line and Point of Interconnect Substation (associated with the Scioto Ridge Wind Farm proposed to be located in Hardin and Logan Counties, Ohio).  The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) deemed this Application complete and ready for public distribution, which is a significant milestone for the project and our client, EverPower Wind Holdings.  This is the sixth Certificate Application prepared by EDR for a project in Ohio, all of which have been deemed complete following the initial submission.  We have an unmatched record for successfully preparing complete OPSB Applications, which allows our clients to maintain their development and OPSB-related scheduling goals.

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Certificate Application Prepared by EDR Deemed Complete by the Ohio Power Siting Board    

Certificate Application Prepared by EDR Deemed Complete by the Ohio Power Siting Board

On behalf of our client, EverPower Wind Holdings, EDR prepared an Application for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need for the Scioto Ridge Wind Farm proposed to be located in Hardin and Logan Counties, Ohio. After conducting a completeness review, the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) deemed this Application complete and ready for public distribution, which is a significant milestone for the project. This is the fifth Certificate Application prepared by EDR for a wind project in Ohio, all of which have been deemed complete following the initial submission. We have an unmatched record for successfully preparing complete OPSB Applications, which allows our clients to maintain their development and OPSB-related scheduling goals.

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edr Historic Resource Survey Project Featured on YNN News    

edr Historic Resource Survey Project Featured on YNN News

YNN (Your News Now) recently interviewed edr Cultural Resources Analyst Grant Johnson regarding the history of the former Village of Danforth for a segment of their "Your Hometown" series.

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edr welcomes Tom Dussing    

edr welcomes Tom Dussing

Thomas FJ Dussing, P.E. has joined edr Companies as a Vice President who is directing the Planning & Site Design Studio.

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State makes plans to remove Robert Moses Parkway    

State makes plans to remove Robert Moses Parkway

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation officials announced on February 19 that they intend to remove portions of the Robert Moses Parkway (RMP) located in Niagara Falls. 

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