Scope and Content Note

The series consists of microfilm of project files created and maintained by the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) as part of its function to review projects built within the Adirondack Park. The APA controls development of the land through the issuance of permits for regional projects.

The files filmed include correspondence, deeds, memoranda, maps, plans, permits, hearing transcripts, newspaper clippings, decisions and rulings of the APA, inspection reports, project review comments, and related records concerning the permit process (histories, applications, decision to issue or deny permit). Rolls 1 through 128 of the series are of files compiled for projects that were built during the period of 1973-1978. The final 15 rolls of the series pertain to projects for 1978-1979.

16573-98: Types of projects documented in this accretion include subdivision of property by joint tenants; construction of single and multi-family dwellings and residential subdivisions; construction and renovation of infrastructure for single and multi-family dwellings including storm sewers, sanitary sewers, paving, electrical and plumbing installations, and landscaping; and construction of barns and other outbuildings.

Types of municipal projects documented include construction of boat launches, walkways, parking areas, picnic areas, public restrooms, and beach changing facilities; shoreline improvements; and creation of passive recreation areas.

State agencies requesting project approvals include Transportation, Environmental Conservation, and New York State Police. Types of state agency projects include highway reconditioning and preservation; construction of highway maintenance facilities; relocations and replacements of bridges; creation and relocation of foot trails; and pond reclamations (a process whereby undesirable fish species are eliminated).

16573-99: This accretion documents a variety of proposed new projects, improvements, or alterations subject to APA approval. The accretion consists of approximately 7,500 photographs; 16 CD-ROMs; and 35 reels of 35 mm. microfilm. The bulk of the photographs are color snapshots. The CD-ROMs depict ca. 15,000 maps; some of these maps are duplicated on the microfilm. Filed among the photographs are ca. 12 audio cassette tapes and at least one VHS videocassette (contents unknown).