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APPROVAL PROCESS

The Project Team for the Chain Works District project submitted the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) to the City of Ithaca Planning Board as the Lead Agency on January 5, 2016.  On March 8, 2016, the DGEIS was deemed Adequate by the Lead Agency.

LATEST: PUBLIC HEARING PRESENTATION
A Public Hearing was held on March 29th at Cinemapolis movie theater on Green Street in downtown Ithaca. Here is the presentation from that session: CWD DGEIS Public Hearing FINAL 03-29-2016 A video recording of the entire public hearing will be available shortly.

PROJECT DOCUMENTATION

The DGEIS is now available for Public Review and Comment.  Due to large file sizes, sections of the submitted documents may be downloaded here:

Chain Works District Full Draft GEIS 

DGEIS Cover, Table of Contents and Executive Summary

DGEIS Chapters 1-4

DGEIS Chapter 5 (pp 1-150)

DGEIS Chapter 5 (pp 151-279)

DGEIS Chapters 6-13

The following Appendices contain multiple PDFs:

Appendix A Materials, Correspondence, and Comments 

Appendix B Project Drawings

Appendix C PUD / PDZ Zoning Code and Chain Works District Design Standards

Appendix D Soils Reports

Appendix E Water Resources 

Appendix F Vegetation and Fauna 

Appendix G Public Health 

Appendix H Historic and Archaeological Resources

Appendix I Transportation 

Appendix J Utility Background Information and Analysis  

Appendix K Air Quality

Appendix L Community Services 

Appendix M Open Space and Recreation 

Appendix N LEED ND and Sustainability

HARD COPIES AVAILABLE
Hard copies are available for public viewing at the following locations:

  • City of Ithaca Planning Department

  • Town of Ithaca Planning Department

  • Tompkins County Public Library

PUBLIC COMMENT SUBMISSION
The Public Comment period ended on May 25, 2016 (extended from May 10, 2016).

ONLINE PUBLIC COMMENT SUBMISSION
Additional comments may be submitted online to the Chain Works District Project Team by submitting the following form: