Chain Works District

Upcoming SRNA Meetings

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The South Hill Civic Association and the Spencer Road Neighborhood Association will be having a joint meeting Saturday, February 4th at 9:30am. It will be held at the South Hill Elementary School at 520 Hudson St in Ithaca.  (Please go to the front door of the school and ring the bell to be let in – the door will be closed.)  At the meeting, we will be discussing the Chainworks District, and traffic/sidewalk issues (including the approved plan to dead-end Spencer Rd at the Spencer Rd/Stone Quarry Rd intersection).

The Spencer Road Neighborhood Association will be holding a meeting Sunday, March 19th at 10:00am at Panera (748 South Meadow St in Ithaca) to plan for our spring neighborhood clean-up (tentatively scheduled for May).

For More Information About the Chainworks District Project

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If anyone is interested in getting more information about the Chainworks District project on South Hill, they have a way to sign  up to receive email updates on their website.

You can also follow their Facebook page or their Twitter for updates.

Upcoming Chain Works Events May 7th

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Neighbors are invited to the May 7, 2016 South Hill Civic Association (SHCA) meeting for a discussion on the Chain Works District project. The meeting will be from 9am to 11am at the Chain Works District project office on the Ithaca Commons (133 East State St).

Also, later in the afternoon from 1:00pm to 2:30pm, Vicki Taylor Brous will lead the Jane’s Walk to the Chain Works District project site. The Chain Works District project office on the Ithaca Commons will also be the meeting location for this interesting walk. More information at: http://janeswalk.org/united-states/ithaca/chain-works-district/

Reminder: Chain Works Public Hearing Tonight!

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A Public Hearing will be held tonight from 4pm to 9pm at Cinemapolis to discuss the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) submitted to the City of Ithaca for the Chain Works District. The presentation will begin at 5:30pm and continue for approximately one hour. Public comments and questions will be recorded as part of this meeting. The Chain Works website has been updated to include the DGEIS and information regarding the process at: http://www.chainworksdistrict.com/geis/

South Hill Civic Association September Meeting

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Residents of the Spencer Road area have been invited to the September South Hill Civic Association Meeting, which will take place Saturday, September 5, 2015 from 9:30AM to 11AM in the South Hill Elementary School Cafeteria (520 Hudson St).

Agenda will depend on who shows…
Topics could include:
1- Voting at South Hill Elementary School
2- Policing on South Hill
3- Chain Works Project
4- Welcome Back Student BBQ
5- Spencer Road Neighborhood Association Report

Upcoming Meetings About Chain Works District Project

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From the City memo:

On August 5, 2014, the City of Ithaca will hold a Public Information Session regarding an application from UnChained Properties, LLC for a Planned Unit Development (PUD). The Public Information Session will begin at 5:30 PM, in the Cinemapolis movie theatre, 120 E. Green Street, Ithaca. In accordance with the City of Ithaca PUD Application Process, the applicant and project team will present information about the project and will answer questions from the public. The purpose of this memo is to provide information regarding this proposal.

The proposed Chain Works District seeks to redevelop and rehabilitate the +/-800,000 SF former Morse Chain/Emerson Power Transmission facility, located on a 95-acre parcel traversing the City and Town of Ithaca’s municipal boundary. The PUD would allow the site to be developed into a mixed-use district, which includes residential, commercial, office, and manufacturing.

The site’s redevelopment would bridge South Hill and Downtown Ithaca, the Town and the City of Ithaca, by providing multiple intermodal access routes, including a highly-desired trail connection. The project will be completed in multiple phases over a period of several years, with the initial phases of the project involving some demolition in addition to the redevelopment of the existing structures. Using the existing structures ― residential, commercial, studio workspaces, and office development are proposed to be predominantly within the City of Ithaca, while manufacturing will be within both the Town and City of Ithaca. The interior of the existing complex will be retrofitted to meet code requirements for particular uses, while the intent is to rehabilitate the exterior to maintain the existing character to celebrate the complex’s industrial history.

The completed PUD application and supporting documentation can be found here.

A Public Hearing will be held at the August 13, 2014, meeting of the Planning and Economic Development Committee, and the Committee will consider endorsing this proposal at that meeting. Your comments on this proposal are respectfully requested by August 7, 2014. If you have questions or require additional information, please feel free to contact Jennifer Kusznir at jenniferk@cityofithaca.org.