Ithaca Downtown Business

Downtown Development Opportunities

The Community Investment Incentive Tax Abatement Program (CIITAP) is a property tax abatement program that allows property owners to apply for abatement for a portion of their property taxes for a period of up to 7 years. The link to the City of Ithaca's Tax Abatement Form can be found here: City of Ithaca Tax Abatement

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Executive Director Gary Ferguson encourages those interested in developing properties in downtown Ithaca to contact him for a one-on-one meeting to see if the Downtown Ithaca Alliance can assist you. Gary Ferguson can be reached by emailing him at or by calling the Downtown Ithaca Alliance office at 607-277-8679.