Upcoming & Current Projects

Active Planning Board Projects

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Official Map of the Town of Ithaca

Consideration of a recommendation to the Town of Ithaca Town Board regarding proposed changes to the Official Map of the Town of Ithaca.

Application Material – Recommendation to Town Board (05/21/2024)

Cornell University Meinig Fieldhouse Indoor Sports and Recreational Facility, Tower Road

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) discussion for the proposed Cornell University Meinig Fieldhouse Indoor Sports and Recreational Facility located at Robison Alumni Fields on Tower Road on the Cornell University campus. The project involves replacing the Robison Alumni Fields with a 90,000+/- square foot, 56-foot-tall indoor fieldhouse building and a new synthetic outdoor multipurpose field along with new sidewalks and pedestrian connections, stormwater facilities, landscaping, lighting, and other site elements. The project will be largely located within the City of Ithaca with a portion in the Town of Ithaca. This is a Type I Action under the State Environmental Quality Review Act and is subject to environmental review. The City of Ithaca Planning and Development Board declared their intent to be the Lead Agency to coordinate the environmental review. The Town of Ithaca Planning Board concurred with the Lead Agency declaration on January 16, 2024. Cornell University, Owner; Kimberly Michaels, TWM, a Fisher Associates Landscape Architecture Studio, Applicant/Agent.

Application Material – SEQR Discussion (05/21/2024)

Application Material – SEQR Discussion (02/20/2024)

Application Material – Sketch Plan (01/16/2024)

Carrowmoor Large-Scale Community Solar Photovoltaic System, 1358 Mecklenburg Road (NYS Route 79)

Consideration of approval of a modification to the Site Plan for the proposed Carrowmoor large-scale community solar photovoltaic system project located at 1358 Mecklenburg Road. The Planning Board granted final site plan approval on November 7, 2023 for a 5MWac single-axis sun tracking solar array system on approximately 30-acres of land along with two inverter/transformer equipment pads, solar energy battery storage, new overhead utility poles, an eight-foot-tall perimeter fence, stormwater management facilities, access drive, and other site elements. The modification involves moving the medium voltage line so that it runs parallel along the Mecklenburg Road frontage instead of crossing through a farm field on the property. The Planning Board will also consider modifying condition “a” from Resolution No. 2023-03 related to the receipt of an Army Corps of Engineers Jurisdictional Letter. This is a Type I Action under the State Environmental Quality Review Act for which the Planning Board issued a negative declaration of environmental significance on September 5, 2023. Rancich Family Limited Partnership, Owner; Nexamp Solar, Applicant; Ryan McCune, Agent.

Application Material – Site Plan Modification (02/20/2024)

Application Material – Final Site Plan (11/07/2023)

Application Material – Preliminary Site Plan (9/05/2003)

Self-Storage Facility, 602 Elmira Road

Consideration of Preliminary Site Plan Approval for the proposed self-storage facility located at 602 Elmira Road (NYS Route 13) within the Light Industrial Zone and Inlet Valley Center Overlay District. The project involves construction of approximately 24,700 square feet of self-storage in six buildings. The project will be constructed in two phases and consist of indoor climate-controlled storage and  mini-storage units along with a small parking area, fence and entrance gate, stormwater management facilities, landscaping, and site lighting. This is an Unlisted Action under the State Environmental Quality Review Act and is subject to environmental review. Rudra Management, Owner/Applicant; Michael B. Lasell, P.E., LEED AP, MBL Engineering, PLLC, Agent.

Application Material – Preliminary Site Plan (02/20/2024)
Application Material – Sketch Plan (10/17/2023)

Comfort Inn Hotel, 635 Elmira Road

Consideration of Final Site Approval for the proposed Comfort Inn Hotel located at 635 Elmira Road (NYS Route 13) within the Neighborhood Commercial Zone and Inlet Valley Center Overlay District. The proposal involves demolishing the existing structures to allow for the construction of a 3-story, 37,000 +/- square foot hotel. The facility will include 67 hotel rooms, 67 parking spaces, stormwater facilities, outdoor lighting, landscaping, and other site improvements. The Planning Board granted final site plan approval for this project on March 7, 2017, but the approval expired because construction did not materially commence within 36 months of the approval. This is a Type I Action under the State Environmental Quality Review Act for which the Planning Board issued a negative declaration of environmental significance on October 3, 2023. Pratik Ahir, Ramji Hospitality, LLC, Owner/Applicant; Adam M. Fishel, PE, Marathon Engineering, Agent.
Application Material – Sketch Plan

Application Material – Preliminary Site Plan & Special Permit (09/19/2023)

Application Material – Final Site Plan (02/06/2024)

Mirabito Energy Products Re-Development

Consideration of a sketch plan for the proposed Mirabito convenience store, fuel canopy, and car wash, located at 301 Pine Tree Road. The project involves demolishing the existing Mirabito building and re-developing the site with a new 6,600+/- square foot Mirabito convenience store with fuel canopy and carwash, along with an adjoining fast-food restaurant with drive-thru. This is an Unlisted Action under the State Environmental Quality Review Act and is subject to environmental review. Cornell University, Owner; Mirabito Energy Products – Brett Hughes,Applicant/Agent.
Application Material – Preliminary Site Plan (07/18/2023)

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Committee level Discussion

Codes & Ordinances – draft changes to Chapter 234: Subdivision of Land regulations

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