The residential part of the project consists of fifteen building lots
distributed over three residential areas: the Station,
the Village and the Lakefront.
The site plan reflects the historical image of Sacandaga
Park as a pedestrian community with common spaces and walking paths.
The pedestrian emphasis is carried through by careful design of car
access points, car routing and designated parking/garage areas. The
integrity of the Terrace - the former railroad tracks - as a linear
semi-public path of historical significance, has been preserved; it
is the link between the three residential areas and the Station. Deed
restrictions and architectural support are used to maintain compatibility
with Sacandaga Park cottage vernacular. Suggested cottage designs
emphasize 4-season, low maintenance, energy-efficient structures of
modest size that work well for both recreational and permanent residence.
All lots include a package of amenities including the use of two boat
slips at the Association dock.
image for site plan
three residential areas
The five building lots in the Station area
(lots 1-5 on the site plan) are next to the "Circle". Suggested designs have
traditional architectural styles that blend graciously with the remaining
historic Park cottages (see below, left). A sampling of traditional
Sacandaga Park cottage styles can be found HERE.
The Village area is a gentle east-facing slope.
The seven lots in the Village area (lots 9-15) have a partial lake view
- some more than others. Lot sizes are smaller than the Station Lots
but this is made up by the amount of surrounding common (Association)
land. Car access to the Village is from RT30; pedestrian access is over the Terrace. The Village lots are shielded from
Rt30 by a large barn
that is a shared car & boat storage and community room for the Association.
A smaller (Lot 13) barn is located on the other side of the Rt30 access road. Suggested designs for the Village are contemporary open cottage designs
- see below, middle and right. Conceptual designs exist for all vacant Village lots . The three half-acre building lots on
the Lake front (lots 6 to 8) are offered as
vacant lots. These lakefront lots have a shared
car access from Rt30. They also have a pedestrian easement over the Terrace
to access the Station and McKinley Avenue.
All lots are in the Sacandaga Park Water
Districts. All water, sewer, storm water and road infrastructure for
the project was completed in 2013. The first four completed Village cottages in winter 2011.
THE STATION FLYER (1.3 MB in PDF format)
THE VILLAGE FLYER (304 KB in PDF format)
lot owners are members of the Sacandaga Station Lakefront Association
(SSLA). The association construct allows for the joint management of
common property such as open space, storage buildings and the boat
docks. The association construct is cost-efficient; it makes more
resources available to all the owners at a lower cost because property
taxes, insurance and permit fees are distributed over the membership.
It also allows some costs and volunteer labor to be shared. By including
the Terrace area of the lakefront and the 50-slip dock permit in the
common property, all owners can enjoy the privilege of one or more boat
slips within easy walking distance. Use of the tennis
courts, deeded use privileges for the Sacandaga Park beach and use
of the Station for
communal events, are packaged with Association membership. There is a usage fee for the Station and an annual fee for use of the tennis courts. The beach
and the golf course are a 5-minute walk.
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