Planning Board Recap: Collegetown, Farmer’s Market projects plod forward

ITHACA, N.Y. — It was a relatively short pre-holiday meeting for the city of Ithaca Planning and Development Board this month, but nevertheless necessary, as one plan received final approval, two more continued forward in their reviews, and a new Collegetown proposal was presented to the board and planning staff.

As always, the Voice is happy to give you a rundown of what went down. For those who like to glance at the agenda during their read-throughs, a link to that 90-page PDF is here. McKenzie Jones has decided to return to the Planning Board as Vice-Chair, which made her acting chair last night as Chair Robert Lewis and board member Garrick Blalock were absent.

Site Plan Review

Since there weren’t any Subdivision Reviews or Special Orders of Business this month, after public comment the Planning Board jump right into what is the usual bulk of the agenda, the Site Plan Review (SPR). Site Plan Review is the part of the meeting the review of new and updated building proposals happens. In the interest of not going into exhaustive detail every month, if you want a detailed description of the steps in the project approval process, the “Site Plan Review Primer” can be found here.

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