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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.

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The 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 & Sewer 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.



Organizational Structure
All 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.

Consultants for the site plan are The LA Group.

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