PROJECT TEAM

The City has retained the services of River Street Planning & Development to assist with project management and community engagement. Technical services for Component II will be coordinated by a team of professionals led by PLACE Alliance that includes engineers, community designers, hydrologists, and cultural resource specialists. Key staff from the City, River Street, and PLACE Alliance are identified below. You may see some members of our team performing fieldwork throughout the Stockade neighborhood area during the design process over the next several months. If you have any questions about the Stockade Flood Mitigation Project please email us at stockaderesilience@gmail.com or leave your contact information and a message via this site (Contact Us).

KEY STAFF

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City of Schenectady | Mayor Gary R. McCarthy
Key City Staff on Project
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Kristin Diotte

Director of Development

City of Schenectady

Department of Development

518.382.5147 (office)

KDiotte@schenectadyny.gov

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Christine S. Primiano

Principal Planner

City of Schenectady

Department of Development

518.382.5147 (office)

CPrimiano@schenectadyny.gov

Matthew Smith, AICP

Homeownership Coordinator

City of Schenectady

Department of Development

518.382.5199 ext. 5393 (office)

msmith@schenectadyny.gov

www.CallSchenectadyHome.com

Christopher Wallin

City Engineer

City of Schenectady

Engineering Department

518.382.5082 (office)

cwallin@schenectadyny.gov

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River Street Planning & Development, LLC
Project Manager
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Margaret Irwin 

Principal Planner

River Street Planning & Development

518.441.1496

stockaderesilience@gmail.com

River Street Planning & Development is a professional planning company that focuses on consensus and capacity building, comprehensive planning, community and economic development and resilience. River Street will assist the City of Schenectady in managing the Stockade flood mitigation project and will conduct comprehensive public outreach to ensure extensive community feedback is gathered and heard. 

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PLACE Alliance
Component Two Technical Team 

PLACE Alliance, a respected multi-firm urban design consortium that specializes in design and visioning for communities, will lead the study of preferred alternatives for the Stockade flood mitigation project.  

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Ian Law

Principal

PLACE Alliance

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Andrew Bohne

Principal - Director of Ecological Design

Place Alliance

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Michael Fredericks

Project Designer

PLACE Alliance

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Jeff Dawson

Ecological Designer

PLACE Alliance

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Kim Case

Project Designer

PLACE Alliance

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Sara Lawler

Ecological Designer

PLACE Alliance

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Josiah Simpson

Ecological Designer

PLACE Alliance

 
Technical Team Specialists
 

PLACE Alliance will coordinate a technical team that includes the following engineers, community designers, hydrologists, and cultural resource specialists: 

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Rick Woidt

Hydrological Engineer

Shumaker Engineering

& Land Surveying

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James Woidt

Hydrological Engineer

Shumaker Engineering

& Land Surveying

Component One Technical Team

The Component I Technical Team was led by  the historic preservation, architecture and planning firm of Mesick, Cohen, Wilson & Baker Architects (MCWB) and included the following specialists: 

  • PLACE Alliance: Urban Design
  • Shumaker Engineering & Land Surveying: Water Resource Engineering & Ice Jam Consultant 
  • Griffiths Engineering, LLC: Civil & Structural Engineering 
  • Haley & Aldrich, Inc.: Geotechnical Engineering
  • Hartgen Archeological Associates, Inc.: Archaeology & Cultural Resource
  • Stracher Roth Gilmore Architects: Architecture & Planning
  • Ecological Analysis, LLC: Environmental Consultant