Chacona Block and Larkin Building Local Landmark Designations
Historic Ithaca supports the individual landmark designations approved by the Ithaca Landmarks Preservation Commission for two historic buildings in Collegetown: the Chacona Block at 411-415 College Avenue and the Larkin Building at 403 College Avenue. Common Council will consider and vote on these designations at its upcoming Common Council meetings in October and November. Over the last several years, the City of Ithaca has produced several documents to guide development and planning in Collegetown. The 2009 Collegetown Urban Plan and Conceptual Guidelines (endorsed by Common Council on August 5, 2009) states on page 32:
The 2015 Plan Ithaca document calls for the enhancement and preservation of neighborhood character as one of the city’s livability goals. Many changes have taken place in Collegetown, but this is a chance to designate two properties in a signature block. Let’s work to make sure that is a reality with the designation of these two properties.
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