For the past 30 years the “City in the Country” has been the development concept for Saratoga Springs. This vision is one of a city with an intensively developed urban core with an economically vibrant central business district that is surrounded by an outlying rural area comprised of agriculture, natural ecosystems, open space, and low density development. The rural character area around the urban core is the “greenbelt.”
The Greenbelt functions to contain sprawl within the City limits. It is a part of the attractiveness of Saratoga Springs to tourists. The Greenbelt contains large area of wetlands and wildlife habitats that are ecologically critical. The wetlands also filter and improve the water quality of stormwater leaving the urban core before it reaches downstream lakes. Sustainable Saratoga has consistently advocated for the protection of our invaluable natural resources.
You can find out more about our City’s Greenbelt here.