June 11, 2012

Nodal development apparently still the hot planning buzzword here

I'm a little confused. A fair amount of the private response I got back on my nodal development critique last year was that Tompkins County wasn't as excited about that particular phrase any longer and I was shooting at something that didn't really matter.

I guess not, though - or maybe the Ithaca Journal didn't get that memo? An article headlined Tompkins planners strategize for conservation, nodal development reports:

As for development, specific strategies include promoting nodal designs fitting established communities, improving water and sewer systems, and providing pedestrian and bicycle facilities within nodes and transit connections between nodes.

Hmm... sounds about the same as it's been. I guess I'll have to go check out their meeting at the Varna Community Center (943 Dryden Road) on June 18th at 6:30pm. Update: Nope, can't make it. Maybe I'll get to a later meeting.

On the bright side, I guess this means that the nodal development category here is still useful.

Posted by simon at June 11, 2012 3:22 PM in ,
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