You are here

Cornell Heights Historic District Press Coverage

Cornell Heights Student Housing Tabled for Possible Downsizing

Cornell Heights Resident Walter Hang on the site of the proposed student housing project.

Developer CA Ventures has opted to table its proposal for a 45-unit, 114-bed apartment complex at 7 Ridgewood Road in Cornell Heights after Ithaca Landmarks Preservation Commission (ILPC) described the project as being too large to qualify for a certificate of appropriateness during its public meeting on Tuesday, May 20. The developers will revise their proposal and continue discussions with ILPC next month. The commission’s decision is the latest development in the Cornell Heights neighbors’ efforts to stop the development completely.

Cornell Heights Residents Seek Moratorium on Development in Historic District

Walter Hang addressed the Ithaca City Planning and Economic Development committee at the committee's Wednesday, April 9 meeting.

ITHACA – Cornell Heights Historic District residents continue to voice concern regarding the proposal of three student residential buildings at what will become 7 Ridgewood Road. At the Wednesday, April 9 Planning and Economic Development Committee meeting, community members proposed the concept moratorium as a logical way to “pause” developer CA Venture’s $8 million project that will bring 45 units and 114 beds on top of a 2.43-acre wooded parcel that is currently occupied by an abandoned outdoor pool and poolhouse.

Ithacans Criticize Proposed Cornell Heights Development

Ithacans spoke out against a proposed apartment complex at 7 Ridgewood Rd. at a Planning and Development Board meeting Tuesday evening, citing a lack of finalized plans and concern for the character of the historic neighborhood.

Moratorium Sought for Cornell Heights Projects

Over 900 students, faculty members and Ithacans have signed an online petition calling for a moratorium — a suspension of activity — on housing developments in the Cornell Heights Historic District.

Student-housing developer targets Cornell Heights

A Chicago-based developer and manager of student housing has filed plans with the city for a 45-unit apartment complex at 1 Ridgewood Road, in the area of the Cornell Heights neighborhood where proposed rezoning has bogged down.

CA Student Living has filed a site plan review submission with the city for three buildings on a 2.4-acre parcel. It would have 114 beds. The property, under a sale contract, according to the plan’s submission cover letter, has frontage on Ridgewood Road and Highland Avenue. The total project cost is put at $8 million.

Subscribe to RSS - Cornell Heights Historic District Press Coverage