Planning & Development Board

Regular meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in Common Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall, 108 E. Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850.

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
Most Recent Agenda | View Available Minutes

Overview & Duties
The Planning & Development Board has the following responsibilities and authorities:

  • Receiving and acting upon subdivision and site plan review requests.
  • Making reports to the Board of Zoning Appeals, if it so chooses, concerning the granting of variances and special permits.
  • Advising the Common Council regarding the preparation and revision of the city ordinances related to planning, zoning, site plan review, signs, mobile home parks, subdivisions, historic landmarks and/or districts, land use and related subjects properly within its jurisdiction.
  • Reviewing major capital proposals and the siting of major public improvements serving the city for compliance with the comprehensive plan of the city and reporting thereon.
  • Initiating, preparing, adopting, and amending a comprehensive plan for the city for subsequent adoption by the Common Council, with staff service provided by the Director of Planning and Development.
  • Making recommendations to the Common Council and the Board of Public Works concerning the sale, purchase, or use of city lands and buildings.
  • Advising and assisting in making relevant neighborhood and functional area studies, including but not limited to economic development, transportation, recreation, housing, delivery of human services and environmental systems throughout the city.
  • Making recommendations concerning the annual work program for the Department of Planning and Development for subsequent adoption by the Common Council.
  • Making recommendations to the Director of Planning and Development concerning the organization, budget and internal operations of the Department of Planning and Development.
More information about the Planning & Development Board

  • Robert Aaron Lewis, Chair
    Term expires: December 31, 2024
  • Daniel Correa
     Term expires: December 31, 2024
  • Elisabete Godden
    Term expires: December 31, 2024
  • Garrick Blalock (BPW Liaison)
    Term expires: December 31, 2024
  • C. J. Randall
    Term expires: December 31, 2022
  • Emily Petrina
    Term expires: December 31, 2022
  • Mitch Glass
    Term expires: December 31, 2023
  • McKenzie Lauren Jones, Alternate Member
    Term expires: December 31, 2022
  • Ex-Officio Members: Mayor, City Engineer, Planning & Development Director