The City Council will hold a Public Hearing on the zoning update on April 13, 2020.
The City of Elmira is currently updating its zoning ordinance as part of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI). In 2018, the City and its consultant team led by Elan / E3 Planning, Design and Architecture and Stream Collaborative, launched the project. The resulting zoning will be a “hybrid” code that better reflects the goals and objectives from the 2016 Comprehensive Plan. A Steering Committee of local residents, officials and business owners is guiding the process, keeping in mind the goals of infill growth, mixed-use development, a sense of place and walkability within this core area of the city.
The DRI area encompasses Elmira’s Central Business District on the north and south sides of the Chemung River.