Mixed-Use

Municipal Review

Traffic Impact Studies

Traffic Signal Design

Parking Impact Studies and Design

Round Lake Road Corridor Plan

South, Brown and South Division Streets Streetscape Design

Lake George Route 9 Gateway Plan

Dix Avenue Corridor Study

Mixed-Use

Adler Consulting provides transportation consulting services for many mixed-use projects.

Adler worked with the City of New Rochelle, NY to perform a traffic impact study for a 120,000-square foot residential tower containing 250 units now called Trump Plaza. A traffic study was also completed for LeCount Square, an 850,000 square foot complex containing retail, office, hotel and residential units as well as evaluating over 20 intersections, a parking sufficiency study for a new 2,600-square foot garage and design of a traffic signal for an intersection.

In addition, Adler consulted on the application and approval process for the development of a Stop and Shop supermarket in downtown White Plains. They also prepared a traffic impact study for The Container Store, a 24,000-square foot retail store in White Plains, NY.

Traffic engineering services for another mixed-use development consisted of approximately 522,000 square feet of office space in one building, and 200 residential units and a 192 room hotel in another building. The development also included construction of retail space, restaurant and parking area.

 

Municipal Review

Adler Consulting is currently serving as the Consulting Traffic Engineer providing Traffic Engineering and Transportation Planning Services to Rockland County, the City of Peekskill, the Towns of Orangetown, Clarkstown, Bedford, Cortlandt and Woodbury as well as the villages of Tarrytown, Elmsford and Nyack. Responsibilities include preparing Traffic Impact Studies for various municipal projects, preparing traffic signal plans, developing traffic calming schemes and identifying roadway where traffic calming may be implemented as appropriate. In addition, Adler Consulting also reviews Traffic Impact Studies prepared by others and provides municipalities with professional expertise. For citizen groups and associations, Adler Consulting has reviewed a Traffic Impact Study in the Upper East Side of Manhattan and reviewed the traffic portion of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed redevelopment of the Willets Point area of Queens.

Traffic Impact Studies

Adler Consulting has prepared hundreds Traffic Impact Studies for various developers located in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Sullivan, Bergen and Fairfield counties. Among other projects, Adler Consulting was responsible for evaluating the traffic needs of downtown White Plains to accommodate the City Center and Ritz-Carlton developments. Similarly, Adler Consulting determined the traffic needs of the Trump Plaza, New Roc City and LeCount Square developments in New Rochelle. Other projects for which Adler Consulting has prepared Traffic Impact Studies include the proposed expansion of the French American School in Mamaroneck, the re-development of the Lord & Taylor store in Stamford and the expansion of the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT.

Traffic Signal Design

Adler Consulting has prepared plans for the installation of traffic signals in Westchester County, Rockland County, Fairfield County and Orange County. In addition to preparing signal plans, Adler Consulting prepares estimates of equipment quantities and cost estimates, as well as signal pole and span wire analyses. All plans, estimates and specifications have been prepared in accordance with Conn DOT or NYSDOT specifications, depending upon the locations of the traffic signal installation.

Parking Impact Studies and Design

Adler Consulting prepares detailed Parking Impact Studies demonstrating the number of parking spaces needed by time of day for various development combinations based on the concept of Shared Parking as promulgated by the Urban Land Institute.

Adler Consulting prepares parking layouts which are code-compliant, functionally accessible and which maximize the number of spaces provided.

 

Round Lake Road Corridor Plan

Malta, NY

Saratoga County continues to be the fastest growing County in New York State. Much of this growth can be attributed to the area’s high quality of life and establishment of  the GLOBALFOUNDRIES chip fabrication plant. Increased traffic demand on local roadways has been problematic in some locations. One area of concern has been Interstate 87’s Exit 11 Round Lake Road corridor. Facing a 30% increase in traffic over the next decade, Malta asked Chazen to help prepare a complete streets plan for the corridor that would complement the area’s existing small-scale commercial and residential neighborhood characteristics.

Adopted as a comprehensive plan amendment, the Malta Round Lake Road Corridor Plan was added to the Capital District Transportation Committee’s (CDTC) Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP), which resulted in a $4.75M funding award. Portions of the project were also awarded $250,000 of Safe Routes to School funding. The plan included improved and expanded sidewalks, bike lanes (with access to the County’s Zim Smith Bike Trail), bus stops, planted medians, single lane roundabouts, controlled access and wayfinding signage.

South, Brown and South Division Streets Streetscape Design

Peekskill, NY

Chazen is currently working with the City preparing streetscape improvement plans for South, Brown and South Division Streets in downtown Peekskill. A detailed topographic and boundary survey was prepared and Chazen is currently producing final design plans for the streetscape corridors. The project will include new curbing, pedestrian sidewalks and decorative surface treatments, new crosswalks/bump-outs for traffic calming, new pedestrian scale lighting, pedestrian signal upgrades, street trees, signage and street furnishings.

Lake George Route 9 Gateway Plan

Lake George, NY

The Town of Lake George, with funding assistance from the Adirondack/Glens Falls Transportation Council, retained Chazen to assist in developing a new vision for US Route 9, the gateway to this tourist destination, with the goal of transforming a sea of pavement to a Complete Street. Chazen first prepared a Vision Plan identified traffic calming measures including a planted median, mid-block pedestrian signals/crossing, permeable pavements, native plantings and other green infrastructure techniques. The Plan was successful in securing community support and over $7M in design and construction funding.

Chazen subsequently prepared design documents and plans, specifications and estimates for various project elements. Green infrastructure practices included the use of tree boxes fitted with infiltration systems to capture and treat runoff from newly installed sidewalks. Tree grates also utilized non-conventional “flexi-pave”, a porous treatment. Landscape elements such as center islands utilizing native species were developed to aide in traffic calming and create a gateway affect. The design process was expedited by NYSDOT in order to secure/retain capital project funding and maintain an aggressive construction schedule. Subsequent Chazen services included environmental screening in support of the design document, public outreach/meeting facilitation, stormwater analysis, design and permitting (SWPPP), and landscape architecture services.

Dix Avenue Corridor Study

Glens Falls, Queensbury and Kingsbury, NY

The Adirondack/Glens Falls Transportation Council engaged Chazen to examine transportation and land use issues along the 3.6 mile Dix Avenue corridor. The section within the City limits includes curbs and sidewalks. In the Towns, the corridor transitions to suburban and rural land uses, lacking any pedestrian facilities. The study evaluated nine intersections and divided the study area into three segments based on similar characteristics. Transit, bicycle/pedestrian facilities and  pavement conditions were analyzed and an accident study was completed. The study made recommendations for improving pedestrian access at various intersections.