Clearpath for Veterans Masterplan
Chittenango, New York
Clear Path for Veterans a non‐profit organization, is Upstate New York’s Veteran Resource Center. Clear Path’s outreach extends to a 23-county catchment area. The current 12,000 sf CPV facility is located on a 76-acre property that sits atop a prominent ridge in Chittenango, NY. Their community of staff and volunteers are dedicated to serve all Veterans and their families of all eras by providing a welcoming place to call home where they can focus on restoring, reconnecting and integrating. Clear Path collaborates with various partners to offer diverse programs, services and events to military members and their families.
With the spectacular views throughout the site, our vision was to use the surrounding environment to create a decompression effect as you enter the site, transitioning from external tensions to an oasis of tranquility. Starting at the site entry point on Salt Springs Road, vehicular traffic was redirected to take advantage of the scenic wooded landscape and provide the opportunity for guests to experience more of the campus before reaching their arrival point at the expanded Lodge Facility. The motor court outside of the Lodge provides a drop off point for guests and will serve as a large outdoor venue for events.