Ithaca’s Zoning Reform Initiative, a partnership among the City, Town of Ithaca, and a team of local planner and designers to update land use regulations to meet the goals and objectives of the City and Town’s comprehensive plans, will be giving a neighborhood presentation on Monday, February 16th at 7pm at the TC Action Building (701 Spencer Road). They have already held a few preliminary meetings with the public and key stakeholders, and are hoping to have the opportunity to meet with even more community members over the coming months.
The meeting will focus on their Form Ithaca project, funded by NYSERDA, which aims to create an updated zoning code for the city and the town. The idea is to create land-use regulations that support the new comprehensive plans and a community vision. Both the city and the town are looking at encouraging more walkable, mixed-use development. NYSERDA wants long-term reductions in carbon emissions. The code will be designed to meet those goals, but also tailored to the needs and wishes of citizens.
More information on the Zoning Reform Initiative can be found on their website: formithaca.com.