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Tompkins County developed its action plan in collaboration with the Tompkins County Council of Governments, and is focusing on improving walkability and connectivity. The action plan includes efforts to redevelop streets and enhance sidewalks, increase awareness of public transit, and connect bus lines. In addition, the plan aims to increase the supply of housing by updating zoning codes, and identify additional funding to develop more subsidized housing for low- and moderate-income older adults. Additionally, the plan also commits the county to disseminating more information related to housing improvements, repairs, and accessibility.
Action Plan Highlights
TransportationImprove walkability and expand bus lines to increase connectivity.
HousingUpdate zoning codes to increase housing supply and identify funding for additional low- and moderate-income subsidized housing for older adults.