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New Neighborhood Code

The 2014 Town of Ithaca Comprehensive Plan envisions compact, walkable mixed use neighborhoods near major employers and the City of Ithaca boundary.  Now the Town is taking the next step, and writing the development regulations that will help bring the community's vision to life. 

That's where the New Neighborhood Code comes in.  It will be the framework for planning and building great new neighborhoods -- places with a wide variety of housing choices; networks of pedestrian-friendly streets; main streets with shops, restaurants, and services; and parks and gathering places a short walk away from where people live.  

The New Neighborhood Code offers an alternative to the Town's current development regulations, with tools that are better suited to building new complete neighborhoods.  The current zoning code isn't going away, and existing zoning won't change when the Town adopts the New Neighborhood Code.