ITHACA, N.Y.— The City of Ithaca will be holding an information session in early December regarding the proposed planned unit development zone for the Collegetown Innovation District, the long-rumored housing and commercial project that was introduced earlier in November.

As it is currently proposed, the project would include 440 housing units, 73,424 square feet of commercial office space and 33,212 square feet of retail space, with more space for industrial and community uses. It is slated to cost $145 million in total for local development firm Novarr-Mackesey. Due to Collegetown zoning restrictions, the project will need a planned unit development approval, which normally allow projects to violate zoning if they bring enough community benefit to the local area to outweigh the zoning concerns.

The public will be able to hear more about the project at the information session on Monday, Dec. 7, scheduled at 5:30 p.m. The link for more information about the livestream, which will be hosted on the City of Ithaca’s YouTube page, is available here.

The full PUD application is available here.

Matt Butler

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