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Federal agency takes note of Stone Quarry site fouling

Recent complaints of environmental contamination at the site of an affordable-housing complex on Spencer Road have gotten the attention of a federal agency, but the practical effect may be limited.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development advised the City of Ithaca to reopen the public-comment period on using federal money to help Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services and not-for-profit developer Pathstone Corp. build the 35-unit Stone Quarry apartments project on Spencer Road.

Ithaca’s Spencer Road residents to fight apartments

A photo of a sign giving notice for a hearing on site plan review of the Stone Quarry apartment
project was provided to the City of Ithaca. (Photo: City of Ithaca)

Ithaca residents of the area around Spencer Road and Stone Quarry Road pledge to keep fighting the planned affordable-housing rental complex that won city approval this week.

Petitions bloom on Ithaca neighborhood developments

Two development proposal in separate city neighborhoods are generating vigorous petition drives and discussions.

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.

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