MARCY, N.Y. — The New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) recognized Mohawk Valley EDGE and Environmental Design and Research (EDR) with a best practice award for the Marcy Tech Barn project.
The Tech Barn is a planned mixed-use, live-work environment featuring market-rate loft apartments, flexible commercial space, office space, and research and development opportunities. It will act as a gateway to the Marcy Nanocenter campus and SUNY Polytechnic Institute, as well as Wolfspeed’s Mohawk Valley Fab facility. The Tech Barn is also just 3 miles from downtown Utica.
Mohawk Valley EDGE sought public input, provided conceptual masterplans, and fostered outreach incentives to inform various parties of the project’s progress. Christian Mercurio, VP of planning and development and one of MV EDGE’s project leads, worked closely with members of the ERD team to collaboratively enact milestones.
“The Tech Barn represents a visionary approach to the development process, underpinned by strong guiding principles,” Mercurio said in a release. “The EDR team helped MV EDGE to explore and develop a foundation for future design that responds to the surrounding context and agricultural history, project site constraints, and community concerns.”
The New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association’s mission is to serve and support the professional, student, and citizen-planning communities across the state and improve quality of life using planning.