Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency Board


Regular meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in Common Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall, 108 E. Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850.

Note: Please check the meeting agenda and/or online City Calendar to ensure the meeting is still scheduled to take place and no changes to the meeting time/location have been made.

Agendas & Minutes

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To carry out the functions and duties of urban renewal in and for the City of Ithaca by working to improve the economic, social and physical characteristics of the low/moderate income neighborhoods of the City through the following activities:
  • administration of the City's HUD Entitlement Grant program
  • issuance of loans for affordable housing and business job creation
  • sale of land for public/private partnership urban renewal projects
  • management of the Cherry Street Industrial Park
  • development of grant applications


  • Mayor Svante L. Myrick, Chair
  • Tracy Farrell, Vice-Chair (Term: Indefinite)
  • Eric Rosario (Term: Indefinite) 
  • Chris Proulx (Term: Indefinite)
  • Karl Graham (Term: Indefinite)
  • Graham Kerslick, Common Council Liaison (Non-Voting)
  • JoAnn Cornish, Director of Planning, Building and Economic Development - Ex Officio (Non-Voting)