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Cazenovia Preservation Foundation

EDR’s Jane Rice and Andy Obernesser were recently invited to speak at the Cazenovia Preservation Foundation’s annual meeting.  The presentation on the many roles and benefits of sound municipal planning was greeted with much support from a crowd of residents, business owners, and public officials.  It was a great honor to present to such dedicated […]

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EDR Environmental Staff Completes Wetlands Training

EDR Environmental Analysts Jacob Runner and Vernon Zoeckler recently completed a 38 Hour Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Training Program. The course was taught by Richard Chin Environmental Training, Inc. and certified by the Society of Wetland Scientists Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) Professional Certification Program. Congratulations Jake and Vernon on the completion of this […]

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Welcome, Walt Kalina and Carin LeFevre!

EDR is very pleased to welcome Walt Kalina (left) and Carin Lefevre (right) to our Syracuse, NY office! Walt Kalina, AICP has joined EDR as a Senior Project Manager in our Planning Division.  Walt has 35 years of professional consulting experience in land use planning, environmental permitting, and regulatory compliance projects. Prior to joining EDR, […]

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Honoring the Hotel Syracuse

The Onondaga Historical Association presented its annual OHA Medal Award to developer Ed Riley in recognition of his remarkable transformation of the Hotel Syracuse – an iconic local landmark whose preservation and restoration are symbolic of the revitalization of downtown Syracuse.  EDR’s landscape architecture and cultural resources staff are working with Mr. Riley to design […]

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ReZone Syracuse Save the Date

ReZone Syracuse

EDR’s Planning staff have been working with the City of Syracuse, the Syracuse-Onondaga County Planning Agency, and Clarion Associates on ReZone Syracuse – the first comprehensive revision of the city’s zoning ordinance.  This is an exciting challenge for the project team, and a great opportunity for residents and business owners in the City of Syracuse […]

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2016 Earth Day Cleanup

EDR’s Syracuse staff participated in our local 2016 Earth Day Cleanup, organized by the Downtown Committee of Syracuse.  This is always a great event, and it continues to grow every year – a testament to both the spirit of our community and to the commitment of the Downtown Committee staff, who do such an excellent […]

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Elevating Erie

EDR’s Planning staff has been working with the Town of DeWitt and City of Syracuse on a coordinated effort to collect public input for the Elevating Erie Ideas Competition, which solicited proposals from around the world in an effort to re-think development patterns and transportation infrastructure along the Erie Boulevard East corridor.  The ideas submitted […]

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Visualizing Wind Power in Southern Vermont

The Stiles Brook Wind Farm is a proposed wind energy project under development by Iberdrola Renewables in the communities of Windham and Grafton in southern Vermont.  EDR Principals John Hecklau and Patrick Heaton recently supported Iberdrola’s project team at open houses to engage in dialogue with community members about the proposed project.  EDR’s viewshed analysis […]

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