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The Village of Saranac Lake Housing Work Group presented the Draft Housing Strategic Plan to the Village Board on June 14, 2021 and the Village of Saranac Lake Housing Plan was adopted by the Board of Trustees on January 10, 2022. The plan proposes concrete, viable solutions to housing issues (some of them long-standing) that undermine the Village of Saranac Lake’s commitment to building a sustainable community with a wide range of housing options. The process of drafting a final plan included outreach by the Village's Community Development Department alongside the Housing Work Group, including: 


  • An online survey for collecting public feedback on the plan was open to the public for a total of five months.
  • The Housing Work Group worked to collect pubilc comments on the draft plan throughout Fall 2021 with public forums and stakeholder input sessions. 
  • Comments were emailed to the Village Clerk and the Community Development Director


The Village Board of Trustees created the Housing Work Group in December of 2018 for the purpose of identifying specific strategies to achieve the housing goals outlined in local plans and to leverage both public and private investment in housing within Saranac Lake. Community input received during the Village’s NYS-funded Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) catalyzed the formation of a Housing Work Group, which is composed of various local residents with experience in housing. Over the past several years, including a pause due to effects of the pandemic, the Housing Work Group has utilized a variety of means to analyze the housing issues in Saranac Lake and explored strategies for addressing those issues. The findings and recommendations from the Work Group are presented in the Village of Saranac Lake Housing Plan.



Short-Term Rental Update

A report on existing short-term rentals and recent trends was compiled using data from the Rentalscape subscription platform. Click here to view the report which was completed on October 7, 2021.




Proposed Short-Term Rental Permits

The Village of Saranac Lake paused public input sessions on proposed permit requirements for short-term rentals in order to re-focus on the Village of Saranac Lake Housing Plan. There is a report made available based on September 2021 short-term rental trends and data, view the Short Term Rental Report.

Public comments related to short-term rentals can continue to be submitted to the Village Board via the Clerk via email






Jamie Konkoski, Community Development Director




Village of Saranac Lake is seeking members for Housing Task Force.  Interested candidates should email a letter of interest to by April 10, 2022.  Read the press release HERE


FINAL Housing Plan adopted by Board of Trustees at January 10, 2022 Regular Meeting. HERE




FINAL Housing Plan (January 2022)


STR Report (October 2021)


DRAFT Housing Strategic Plan (June 2021)


Proposed STR Permit Requirments (April 2021)


Resolution to Establish Housing Work Group (12/10/18)