Expert Architect Charette Coming to Schoharie County on March 12th

Public-Private-People Partnership Expert Coming to Schoharie County on March 12th

Elected officials and commercial property owners are encouraged to attend this FREE session to hear about successful partnerships led by In. Site Architecture, award winning firm that facilitates community entrepreneurism

The Schoharie Economic Enterprise Corporation (SEEC) is pleased to announce an event for Schoharie County Main Street stakeholders: a charette and public talk led by esteemed architect and Village of Perry, NY Mayor, Rick Hauser, representing his Downtown Studio of In. Site: Architecture. Scheduled for March 12th to meet at 287 Main this half-day series is integral of SEEC’s Placemaking: Curb Appeal Grant Program that promises to engage and inspire Schoharie County community leadership and investors. Attendees will enter a drawing to win five hours of free design consultation from the In. Site Downtown Studio.

In. Site: Architecture, originator of the Main Street LLC concept, is renowned for its innovative design solutions and dedication to community enrichment. As Mayor and InSite principle, Hauser has led the Village of Perry efforts to secure the NYS Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) $10 million dollar award, coordinated hundreds of thousands from New York Main Street grant programs in addition to leveraged Historic Tax Credits to make small community and individual building projects viable. Hauser will guide Schoharie County participants through an interactive experience aimed at shaping future Main Street transformations. From 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm, join SEEC for a walk-about charette where stakeholders, elected officials, and SEEC Associates will explore Schoharie County’s unique historic districts, gathering insights crucial for informed design and decision-making.

The highlight of the day arrives at 7:00 pm, as In. Site: Architecture will present a compelling talk on the significance of “Public-Private-People Partnerships” in community development. Discover how placemaking can transform spaces into vibrant hubs that reflect shared values and aspirations. “I am pleased to return to Schoharie County to share my lessons learned over the last decade transforming Villages across New York State,” remarked Hauser. “The SEEC Curb Appeal Program is a unique offering, it’s uncommon to have a local not-for-profit willing to co-invest directly with property owners,” he added.

This talk will not only educate but also empower attendees, offering a platform for questions and discussions. At the end of the session, SEEC will select the winner to earn five hours of free consultation from In. Site Architecture to be used on things like:

  • Virtual consultations with Curb Appeal Program applicants to guide scope of work
  • Facade sketches to support a Curb Appeal Program application
  • Community guidance on developing strategies and tactics that will attract public and private investment tailored to its unique community assets and challenges

“We invite all Main Street stakeholders to join us at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, March 12th, at 287 Main” said Julie Pacatte, Executive Director at SEEC. “Together, we can listen, learn and lean-into the steps necessary to celebrate and create more desirable places to play, live and work for generations to come.”

“Public-Private-People Partnerships” Community Talk by In. Site Architecture at 287 Main, March 12th at 7:00 PM.

For further information and to RSVP for the walk-about charette and public talk on March 12th, please contact: Trish Bergan, SEEC Program Administrator,, (518)-517-1700.


About In. Site: Architecture: With a focus on placemaking and sustainable development, In. Site: Architecture aims to create environments that inspire and enrich the lives of individuals and communities alike. In. Site Architecture developed a unique model for Community Entrepreneurism in small towns. This model is especially useful for anchor projects exceeding the capacity of an individual investor. Principle Rick Hauser, also Village of Perry, NY Mayor (pop 3,945), has written and spoken nationally about this model and applied it successfully in communities nation-wide.

About 287 Main: This multifaceted Main Street Schoharie venue not only fosters economic growth in Schoharie County but also serves as a cultural hub for art enthusiasts and local entrepreneurship. The home office of SEEC, 287 Main integrates coworking spaces, office and special event rental, pop-up retail opportunities and a local art gallery, all while providing business resources to the community.

About Schoharie Economic Enterprise Corp (SEEC): Established by the private sector, Schoharie Economic Enterprise Corporation, also known as “SEEC,” is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening Schoharie County through economic growth. SEEC acts as a liaison among local municipalities and institutional leaders, fostering entrepreneurship, and enhancing local business capabilities. Guided by social, environmental, and financial principles, SEEC aims to accelerate community growth and sustainability through collaboration and a thriving business ecosystem.

Press Contact:
Gabrielle Pacatte, Marketing Consultant
Schoharie Economic Enterprise Corporation (SEEC)
(518) 517-1700 or

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