Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency (IURA)

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IURA administers federal dollars to benefit low- to moderate-income individuals and families in Ithaca, by funding projects in housing, economic development, public facilities, and public services.

News & Opportunities

Request for Bids: 617 Five Mile Drive 

The City of Ithaca, New York is requesting sealed bids for the purchase of an approximately 3-acre sub-parcel of unimproved land at 617 Five Mile Drive in the Town of Ithaca. This Property is the portion of tax parcel #31.-2-6 located west of the Norfolk Southern railroad line. Attached are maps of the Property for sale. The City intends to award a sales contract to the Bidder who offers the highest purchase price and whose sealed bid is in full compliance with the Bid requirements listed in the Request for Bids. A minimum acceptable bid price of $16,875 has been set. The deadline for receipt of bids is 4:00 PM, Thursday, August 14, 2014.

Draft City of Ithaca Consolidated Plan

The document posted to the link in the heading above represents the third generation of Consolidated Plans for the City of Ithaca.  The second five-year Consolidated Plan, which describes program goals for federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds, expires this year.  Now is a time of looking back, evaluating changing community needs, reviewing past successes, and identifying new opportunities.  This document is prepared as an update to the 2009-2013 Consolidated Plan.  Our aim is to: review existing conditions in the areas of housing, economic development, public facilities and public services; to consider trends and factors impacting these areas of community development; to assess the impact of past CDBG and HOME activities funded through the HUD entitlement program; and to identify new programmatic goals. The Plan is expected to assess the community-development needs and priorities of the City and provide a strategy for addressing those needs.  This current Consolidated Plan will guide the funding decisions and action strategies of the community, as they relate to the CDBG and HOME Programs, for the next five years.

2014 Action Plan

2014 Adopted IURA Action Plan

For more information, please contact Nels Bohn at: (607) 274-6547 or

Basic IURA Information:

IURA Board Web Page

IURA Governance Committee (GC) Web Page

IURA Neighborhood Investment Committee (NIC) Web Page

IURA Economic Development Committee (EDC) Web Page

2013 HUD Entitlement Action Plan 
(summarizing projects funded in 2013)

Objectives & Strategies - 2009-2013 Consolidated Plan

Mission, Agendas, Minutes, & All Other Documents

Some Recent
Development Projects