The Northern Hamlet Master Plan
Bridging Our Futures Together
The Town of Skaneateles is undertaking the Northern Hamlet Master Plan to develop a roadmap for the communities of Mottville and Skaneateles Falls. The plan offers a unique opportunity to plan for growth while protecting our most valued natural and cultural resources. Through a community-driven process, the resulting plan will reflect a unified vision that provides a path forward now and in the future.
Located in northern Town of Skaneateles, the Hamlets of Mottville and Skaneateles Falls are a hidden gem that maintains a quaint character and a unique sense of place. The Hamlets have largely been defined by the presence of HillRom (formerly Welch Allyn) as a regional employer, and continue to evolve with neighborhood uses such as the Skaneateles Brewery, Willow Glen Café, and the Mottville Consignment & Emporium.
The timing for the development of the hamlet plan is intentional. The Town of Skaneateles has identified the northern hamlets as a top priority to explore future growth opportunities that leverage the community’s unique location, proximity to a growing regional employer, and its wealth of open space resources. This planning process will lead to the first Town plan solely focused on the hamlets, utilizing updated data to identify trends that have occurred over the past decade. The community will be integral to the process, providing critical feedback on the vision, goals, and strategies, as well as the approach to future land use considerations, policies, and the highest and best uses for our public spaces. This will ultimately help guide future decision-making, capital investments, and programmatic initiatives for the Town of Skaneateles.
The Northern Hamlet Master Plan will investigate traditional and innovative tools and strategies to address town-wide issues and opportunities, such as:
Parks, Trails, and Recreation
Housing and Residential Growth
Transportation and Infrastructure
Message from Janet Aaron, Town Supervisor:
“The Town of Skaneateles is excited to undertake the first Northern Hamlet Master Plan for the hamlets of Mottville and Skaneateles Falls! This process presents an opportunity to assess how and where growth will occur while protecting our most critical assets. We look forward to engaging the residents to identify new ideas and creative approaches to planning for the hamlets that respect their history, character, and community. On behalf of the Town of Skaneateles Town Board, we sincerely appreciate your feedback and look forward to working with you through this process.”