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Welcome to the Town of Ithaca Comprehensive Plan website.  The proposed draft Plan, a revision of the Town’s 1993 Comprehensive Plan, offers a framework for guiding future growth and development in the Town over the next 10 to 20 years. It was developed using input from Town residents and stakeholders gathered from a survey and numerous meetings held over the last several years. The draft Plan maintains the Town’s priority for ensuring protection of farmland and open space while also ensuring the quality and livability of the Town’s business and residential neighborhoods.

Below is the online version of the proposed Town of Ithaca 2014 Comprehensive Plan. You can view the entire document, or choose an individual chapter to review. Residents can review a printed copy of the document at the Ithaca Town Hall (215 N. Tioga Street), Town of Ithaca Public Works Facility (106 Seven Mile Drive), or the Tompkins County Public Library.

Also, immediately below, are documents prepared in accordance with the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act.  This includes the recently completed Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Comprehensive Plan.  This document examines potential environmental impacts and benefits that could be associated with adoption of the proposed Plan.   It examines and compares potential outcomes of the proposed Plan’s policies and recommendations to potential outcomes if the policies of the Town’s 1993 Plan were continued.

A public hearing on the DGEIS was held on April 22, 2014 at the Ithaca Town Hall.  Written comments on the DGEIS are currently being accepted through May 5, 2014.  Information on submitting comments can be found at the bottom of this page.


   

Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement

Scoping Document



ENTIRE DOCUMENT:

Complete Draft Comprehensive Plan (revised draft date March 2014) 24 MB 

Table of Contents

INDIVIDUAL CHAPTERS:

         CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION

         CHAPTER 2: GOALS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

         CHAPTER 3: FUTURE LAND USE PLAN

                    Future Land Use Map

         CHAPTER 4: PLAN IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY

APPENDICES:

          APPENDIX A: IMPLEMENTING BEST PRACTICES

          APPENDIX B: EXISTING CONDITIONS/SUPPORTING INFORMATION

                   Demographic Profile

                   Land Use

                   Housing

                   Natural Resources and Environment

                   Energy and Climate Protection

                   Agricultural Resources

                   Recreational Resources

                   Historical Resources

                   Transportation

                   Municipal Services & Infrastructure

                   Community Services

                   Economic Development 

            APPENDIX C: RESIDENTS SURVEY

    APPENDIX D: PUBLIC AND FOCUS GROUP MEETING SUMMARIES

            APPENDIX E: POPULATION AND HOUSING PROJECTIONS

            APPENDIX F: GLOSSARY

            APPENDIX G: BIBLIOGRAPHY

            APPENDIX H: AGRICULTURE

            APPENDIX I: SCENIC RESOURCES INVENTORY


Written comments on the DGEIS can be submitted to the Susan Ritter,Director of Planning, 215 N. Tioga Street, Ithaca, NY 14850. 

Questions concerning the DGEIS or the Comprehensive Plan can be directed to Susan Ritter or Dan Tasman, SeniorPlanner; 607-273-1747. 



Additional Information:

- Town’s Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee

  - 1993 Town of Ithaca Comprehensive Plan