Lake Placid/North Elba Community Development Commission

Recent Events: Development Director, Land Use Code, & Main Street Construction

Recent Events: Development Director, Land Use Code, & Main Street Construction

Development Director Hire:

February 10, 2021 – A sub-committee of the Development Commission finalized the hiring of a new Community Development Director in January of 2021. Haley Breen began work February 10. She is a soon-to-be graduate of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs with a concentration in environmental policy and a focus in community engagement. She will be the first Development Director for the Town and Village.

She can be contacted at

Main Street Construction Begins:

April 5, 2021 – The Development Commission and the Main Street Project group held their second public information session for the Main Street Upgrade Project on March 18 and construction began April 5.

This spring’s anticipated work includes regrading the ramp in the central main Street parking lot, sidewalk and curb work from the Summit Hotel to the High peaks Hotel, water main and service work the length of Main Street, and the establishment of a stormwater infiltration basin in main Street Park. During construction, Main Street will continue to be a one-way, going north and parking will be limited in areas where this is active work, but available on most of the street. The said, all businesses are open and accessible.

More information on the Main Street Project can be found on the Village of Lake Placid Main Street Upgrade page, here. Users can sign up for a daily construction forecast email as well, and questions can be sent to

Land Use Code Review:

April 8, 2021 – After nine months of work, the Land Use Code Steering Committee completed the initial recommendations for changes to the Town and Village Land Use Code. On April 8, the Town of North Elba and Village of Lake Placid Boards held a joint meeting to review these recommendations, presented by Dean Dietrich. With the permission of the Boards, the Committee will move forward with public feedback in May and June of this year.

After external review processes have been completed, the Committee will make adjustments and write up a draft. The goal is to have the changes adopted by late 2021 to early 2022.

A copy of the presentation can be found on below.