2030 Strategic Plan

The Downtown Ithaca Alliance and the City of Ithaca are collaborating on the creation of an urban core Downtown/West End 2030 Strategic Plan. This Plan will be used to help guide both the City and DIA with policies and programs as well as spending priorities for the decade to come. The City will also use the 2030 Plan as part of a Phase II component of its Comprehensive Plan: Plan Ithaca.

We are currently collecting information from Downtown and West End businesses that will help us with the preparation of this Plan.

If you are a business in Downtown Ithaca or the West End Corridor, please take just a few minutes to complete this survey. All responses are anonymous and will be grouped together.  Results from this survey will help guide and shape the Downtown 2030 strategic plan and the city will use a component for the Phase II plan.

Are you a resident of Ithaca or the greater Tompkins County?  If so, we are interested in hearing from you.  Please take a few minutes and fill out the resident survey below. Let us know how you use Downtown Ithaca.  Please share your thoughts about your experience now and what you would like to see for Downtown in the next 10 years.


Take the Ithaca Resident Survey

Are you a business owner in Downtown or the West End Corridor of Ithaca? Please take a few moments to answer some questions from a business owner perspective.

Take the Downtown/West End Corridor Business Survey

2020 Strategic Plan

The Downtown Ithaca Alliance's Ten-Year Development Strategy - also known as the 2020 Strategic Plan - serves as a blueprint for downtown growth and development from the period 2010 - 2020. The 2020 Strategic Plan's goal is to provide a vision for the future of downtown Ithaca and to identify the necessary steps to realize this vision.

The 2020 Strategic Plan outlines the underlying "big ideas" that guide downtown Ithaca policy decisions. It recommends specific quantitate and qualitative goals for the next ten years. It details action steps and items that need to be undertaken to realize the 2020 vision for downtown Ithaca. The 2020 Strategic Plan will identify potential development sites and recommendations for downtown zoning amendments.

The 2020 Strategic Plan was first prepared in 2009 and later revised in 2010. It was adopted by the Downtown Ithaca Alliance Board of Directors and and endorsed by the City of Ithaca Common Council in 2010. The 2020 Strategic Plan consists of eighteen (18) separate categories; each category has its own action items, tasks, and policies.

Download the 2020 Strategic Plan