March 25, 2014

Ithacans Criticize Proposed Cornell Heights Development

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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.

Due to concerns over the “cementious compound” being built in the Cornell Heights historic district, Walter Hang — founder of Toxics Targeting, Inc., a compiler of environmental information in New York State — created an online petition against the development that has reached over 900 signatures. The modern-style apartment complex is planned to be built among Greek houses and other preserved properties in the district.

Attorney Adam Walters defends the proposed Cornell Heights development at City Hall Tuesday. (Michelle Feldman / Sun Staff Photographer)