South Hill Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND)

The Town of Ithaca is teaming up with B&A Planning Group and STREAM Collaborative to create a regulating plan — a master zoning and development plan — to shape how the area around the intersection of Danby Road and King Road East/West will grow in the coming years.

The 2014 Town of Ithaca Comprehensive Plan envisions traditional neighborhood development (TND) — compact, human scaled, mixed use neighborhoods where residential, commercial and civic spaces are within walking distance of each other — in emerging growth areas close to major employers and centers of activity, like the Danby/King crossroads.

On October 25, 26, and 27 (Monday through Wednesday), we'll be holding a charrette — a collaborative design process that includes public participation — to draft a concept for a regulating plan for the Danby/King area. The regulating plan will build on the vision of the Comprehensive Plan, and the feedback we get throughout the charrette process, to paint a clear picture of the area's future form and character. This includes the location of new zoning districts that allow certain types of buildings and uses, streets and sidewalks, parks and trails, and other neighborhood features.

This will be the first project under the New Neighborhood Code, the Town’s framework for designing and building comfortable, walkable, and sustainable new neighborhoods.

Any questions or ideas?  Take a closer look at the information in this section of the Town's Web site, call the Town of Ithaca Planning Department at 607-273-1747, or send an email to dtasman @ town . ithaca . ny . us.