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May 4, 2011 <br /> 7 <br />Alderperson Clairborne stated that he is conflicted regarding the increase of potential <br />development. This is confusing to understand individually as opposed to <br />comprehensively. He noted that Council heard from 25 people tonight who do not <br />understand the proposal, so he feels that the vote should be delayed until everyone is <br />able to understand it. <br /> <br />Alderperson McCollister stated that the City and Common Council did due diligence on <br />every aspect of this plan. She further stated that while the plan may not be perfect, it <br />was thoroughly thought out <br /> <br />Alderperson Coles stated that there have been traffic and transportation problems for <br />decades, and noted that the City cannot prevent cars from going into Collegetown. <br /> <br />Alderperson Rooker stated that students in Collegetown are at a crossroads where <br />most of them no longer bring cars to school and utilize public transportation systems <br />instead. This plan will enhance the availability of public transportation to students and <br />may bring a decrease in the number of cars staying with students through the school <br />year. <br /> <br />Main Motion As Amended: <br />A vote on the Main Motion as Amended resulted as follows: <br /> <br /> Ayes (8) Dotson, Rosario, McCollister, Zumoff, Myrick, Rooker, Cogan, <br /> Mohlenhoff <br /> Nays (2) Coles, Clairborne <br /> Abstentions (0) <br /> Carried (8-2) <br /> <br />Motion to Extend the Meeting: <br />By Alderperson Cogan: Seconded by Alderperson Zumoff <br />RESOLVED, That the Common Council meeting be extended to midnight in order to <br />complete the items on the agenda. <br /> Carried Unanimously <br /> <br />B. An Ordinance to Amend the City of Ithaca Municipal Code, Chapter 325, <br />Entitled “Zoning,” to Establish the Collegetown Area Form Districts and Rezoning <br />of Portions of the R-1b, R-2a, R-2b, R-3a, R-3b, B-2b, and U-1 Districts to <br />Traditional Residential (TR), Village Residential (VR), and Mixed Use (MU) <br />By Alderperson Dotson: Seconded by Alderperson McCollister <br />WHEREAS, the “2009 Collegetown Urban Plan & Conceptual Design Guidelines” was <br />endorsed by the Common Council on August 5, 2009, and the plan recommended the <br />adoption of a form-based code, a binding design review process, a height incentive <br />zone, and several essential transportation measures, and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, from the beginning of the Collegetown planning process the adoption of a <br />form-based code has been considered to be an important implementation measure, and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, a capital project was approved in January 2008 to hire a consultant to <br />assist with the preparation of the proposed code, and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the City, with a dollar-for-dollar match from Cornell University, hired Code <br />Studio of Austin, Texas to begin preparation of the form-based code during the <br />Collegetown planning process, and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Lee Einsweiler of Code Studio recommended that the City pursue a hybrid <br />code rather than a true form-based code because (1) the hybrid code includes <br />regulations of density and use that are not included in true form-based codes and <br />density continues to be a critical issue in the Collegetown area and (2) this type of <br />zoning is new to the city and the hybrid code would ease the transition from traditional <br />zoning, and <br />