Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency Board


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

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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
  • 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


  • Chris Proulx, Chair (Term: Indefinite)
  • Acting Mayor Laura Lewis
  • Tracy Farrell (Term: Indefinite)
  • Eric Rosario (Term: Indefinite) 
  • Karl Graham, Vice-Chair (Term: Indefinite)
  • Rob Gearhart, Common Council Liaison (Non-Voting)
  • Lisa Nicholas, Acting Director of Planning, Building, Zoning, & Economic Development - Ex officio (Non-Voting)