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Ithaca mayor looks to eliminate minimum parking requirements

Ithaca mayor looks to eliminate minimum parking requirements

Planners in the City of Ithaca are looking at forming a policy to eliminate a requirement for parking as a stipulation for new development projects.

Mayor Svante Myrick says he hopes to eliminate minimum parking requirements throughout Collegetown.

“I think if there weren’t a requirement, you could build more, smaller apartment units, and those units would be affordable,” Myrick said. “That theory has proven around the country in places that don’t have minimum parking requirements.”

He says the city needs more housing, and developers are pushing lawmakers to get rid of the parking requirements in Collegetown and near the West End in order to build that housing.

Currently, downtown Ithaca and the core of Collegetown are the only areas where those parking requirements don’t exist.

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