Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency (IURA)
2022 HUD Entitlement Action Plan
2022 DRAFT ACTION PLAN
Activity Sponsor Amount
215 Cleveland Ave. INHS $ 50,000
Homeowner Rehab Program INHS $148,640.81
Minor Repair Program INHS $ 40,000
Aurora St. & Morris Ave. Redevelopment Habitat for Humanity of TCC $ 70,000
Sears St. Development INHS $ 92,140.40
Security Deposit Assistance Program Catholic Charities of TT $ 74,000
Security Deposit Assistance Delivery Catholic Charities of TT $ 2,500
Green Job Opportunities Through Reuse Finger Lakes ReUse $ 61,934.65
Work Preserve Job Training: Job Placements Historic Ithaca $ 67,500
Hospitality Employment Training Program GIAC $ 50,000
Catholic Charities Building INHS $ 66,170.44
West End Pedestrian Improvements City of Ithaca $ 55,000
2-1-1 Info & Referral HSC $ 20,000
Work Preserve Job Training: Job Readiness Historic Ithaca $ 20,000
Immigrant Services Program Catholic Charities of TT $ 30,000
GIAC Computer Lab GIAC $ 10,689.96
Pre-Apprentice Program Work Services Black Hands Universal $ 12,000
Latino Multicultural Center No Más Lágrimas $ 5,350
Economic Development Loan Fund IURA $ 50,000
CDBG Administration IURA $126,666.60
HOME Administration IURA $ 31,682.50
Proposed Disposition of Property
East Hill Fire Station Urban Renewal Project
309 College Avenue, Ithaca, NY
A Public Hearing will be held at 6:00 P.M., Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at the Planning and Economic Development Committee (PEDC) of the City of Ithaca Common Council on a proposed Disposition and Development Agreement (DDA) to sell the current East Hill Fire Station located at 309 College Ave. to undertake an Urban Renewal Project in accordance with Section 507 of New York General Municipal Law. The meeting is currently scheduled to be held in-person in Council Chambers (Third Fl.), City Hall, 108 E. Green St., Ithaca, NY, although an opportunity for remote public comment will also be available. Please consult meeting agenda when issued on August 12th at: http://www.cityofithaca.org/AgendaCenter.
Type of Disposition: Purchase agreement for fee simple ownership
Seller: Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency
Purchaser: 311 CA Associates, LLC (“Sponsor”)
Property: Current Fire Station #2 property, an approximately 8,500-sq.-ft. parcel located at 309 College Ave., Ithaca, NY (Tax Parcel #: 64.-10-17).
Sales Price: $5,100,000
Project Summary: 309 College Ave. is proposed to be sold for $5.1 million plus acquisition of adjoining parcels at 403 Elmwood Ave. and 408 Dryden Rd. for City construction of new fire station.
Seller Contingencies: A. Compliance with all terms of City/Sponsor Option Agreement executed on February 22, 2022, regarding the real property transaction.
B. Completion of second phase of segmented Environmental Review — prior to transfer of the deed to the 309 College Ave. property to Sponsor, either the Environmental Review of the new East Hill Fire Station construction project shall have been completed or City shall have formally postponed construction of new fire station on properties to be acquired at 403 Elmwood Ave. and 408 Dryden Rd.
C. Property Tax Revenue – execution of a 20-year Sponsor/IURA Payment-In-Lieu-Of-Taxes (“PILOT”) agreement requiring annual payment equal to property taxes that would have been due in the event the 309 College Ave. property becomes tax-exempt by any means other than an approved Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency PILOT agreement.
City of Ithaca Common Council approval is required to approve above-referenced real property conveyance.
Directions for submitting written or oral comments will be described in the PEDC meeting notice at the Agenda Center: http://www.cityofithaca.org/AgendaCenter. For more information, contact Nels Bohn at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
INLET ISLAND REDEVELOPMENT
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (RFEI)
The IURA sought conceptual proposals to redevelop underutilized public lands on Inlet Island. An approximately 2.65-acre waterfront project site is available for potential acquisition and development. The IURA sought urban renewal projects that improve the physical, social and economic characteristics of the project site and surrounding area, and advance goals and objectives of PlanIthaca, the City’s comprehensive plan and its Waterfront Plan chapter. These plans encourage the following land use objectives: Mixed-use development; housing opportunities at all income levels; public access to the waterfront; better multi-modal connections; and vibrant waterfront. The goal of the RFEI process was to identify if any respondent’s schematic plan and development program would gain conceptual approval from both the IURA and Common Council as the basis for a proposed urban renewal project to redevelop the site. The complete RFEI can be viewed via the following link: Inlet Island: Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) (3/3/21). The Proposals Received, Scoring Sheet, & Meeting Schedule can also be viewed below:
On June 24, 2021, the IURA Board unanimously concluded that the top-ranked conceptual development plan for site was submitted by Finger Lakes Development, LLC.
Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH)
The AFH is an updated approach to looking at the fair housing landscape in order to set locally determined fair housing priorities and goals (e.g., are Ithaca residents able to achieve their housing goals; have Ithaca residents ever been treated unfairly in regard to housing; what could improve Ithaca residents' housing situations). The Assessment of Fair Housing is available for review via the following link: http://www.cityofithaca.org/DocumentCenter/View/6952. You can also view the Assessment of Fair Housing Goal Summary Table via the following link: http://www.cityofithaca.org/DocumentCenter/View/7134. Please contact the following person with any questions:
Community Development Planner
Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Data & Mapping Tool
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule requires cities and towns receiving HUD funding to examine their housing patterns for evidence of housing discrimination. To facilitate this process, HUD created the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Data and Mapping Tool (AFFHT), a publicly accessible interactive web site for conducting the fair housing analyses required by AFFH. AFFHT is a public-facing application, so there are no user registration or access requirements. All users have the same basic permission to use the site. You can access the AFFHT by clicking on the following link:
Once you land on the AFFHT web site, you’ll see an introductory pop-up window, where you'll be asked to select the state and jurisdiction you’re looking for, and whether you want to view just that specific jurisdiction’s map, or a map of the entire region. You will then be taken to a subsequent screen where you'll be asked to select a type of map (e.g., "Race/Ethnicity," "Housing Choice Vouchers & Race/Ethnicity," "Demographics & Job Proximity, "Demographics & Environmental Health"). Once you find the type of map you're looking for, click on the "Go to Map" button located at the bottom-right of the application wizard. Depending on the type of map you select, you may then be asked to choose a specific data set for the map (e.g., "Race/Ethnicity Trends, 1990" or "Race/Ethnicity Trends, 2000"). For more detailed information about each map, including illustrated instructions on how to use the mapping tool, please refer to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) User Guide at the following link: https://www.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/AFFH-Data-and-Mapping-Tool-User-Guide.pdf.
You can also click on the following link to go to a page containing tools, guidance, training, data/mapping, and other resources related to the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule: https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/affh/resources/#tools-for-fair-housing-planning-under-the-affh-rule.
- AFH Data Table: Table 1 - Demographics (5/31/17)
- AFH Data Table: Table 2 - Demographic Trends (5/31/17)
- AFH Data Table: Table 3 - Racial/Ethnic Dissimilarity Trends (5/31/17)
- AFH Data Table: Table 4 - Racially/Ethnically Concentrated Areas of Poverty (RECAPs) (5/31/17)
- AFH Data Table: Table 5 - Publicly Supported Hsng. Units by Program Category (5/31/17)
- AFH Data Table: Table 6 - Publicly Supported Households by Race/Ethnicity (5/31/17)
- AFH Data Table: Table 7 - RECAP/Non-RECAP Demographics by Publicly Supported Hsng. Prg. (5/31/17)
- AFH Data Table: Table 8 - Demographics of Publicly Supported Hsng. Develpts. by Prgm. (5/31/17)
- AFH Data Table: Table 9 - Demographics of Households w. Disproportionate Housing Needs (5/31/17)
- AFH Data Table: Table 10 - Demographics of Households with Severe Housing Cost Burden (5/31/17)
- AFH Data Table: Table 11 - Publ. Supp. Hsng. by Prgrm. Cat. - Units by No. Bdrms.-Child. (5/31/17)
- AFH Data Table: Table 12 - Opportunity Indicators by Race/Ethnicity (5/31/17)
- AFH Data Table: Table 13 - Disability by Type (5/31/17)
- AFH Data Table: Table 14 - Disability by Age Group (5/31/17)
- AFH Data Table: Table 15 - Disability by Publicly Supported Housing Program Category (5/31/17)
- AFH Data Table: Table 16 - Homeownership/Rental Rates by Race/Ethnicity (5/31/17)