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Get Involved with Local Planning Studies!

Coming Soon! Rensselaer Brownfield Opportunity Area Study


Click here to learn more about the BOA Program

Steering Committee


Linda VonDerheide, Senior Planner, Rensselaer County

Tracy Pitcher, Executive Director of St. Paul's Center
Anne Burton, Rensselaer Land Trust Board Member and 6th Ward Alderperson
David Ellis, Rensselaer Environmental Coalition and Zoning Board of Appeals Member

Nicholas Payton, Resident

Click links below for Steering Committee meeting notes:

May 04, 2022 - Steering Committee Kickoff Meeting Notes

Next public meeting: Spring 2023


Steering Committee


Joseph Kardash, Rensselaer City Schools
David Wells, Doane Stuart School
Fred Mastroianni, Local Engineer
Salena Dabbs, Planning Commission Member
Andrew Kretzschmar, 4th Ward Alderperson

Project website:


Contact the Planning Department to learn more about the Open Space Plan and how you can participate!


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