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 Draft Generic Environmental
Impact Statement (DGEIS) 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 comment period on the DGEIS was held from March 27, 2014 through May 5, 2014, with a public hearing held on April 22, 2014 at the Ithaca Town Hall. Following the public comment period, a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement (FGEIS) was prepared. This document includes Town’s responses to the comments on the DGEIS, as well as copies or summaries of the comments received. The Town Board accepted the Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement (FGEIS) at their meeting on August 11, 2014. On September 8, 2014, the Comprehensive Plan was officially adopted by a unanimous vote of the Town Board.
APPENDIX B: EXISTING CONDITIONS