Significant Development Opportunity Adjacent to Cornell

189 Pleasant Grove Road, Ithaca, NY 14850

Property Description

Property Description

Located in Cayuga Heights, Ithaca, NY, this planned development (PD) zone enables and guides the development of portions of the RaNic Golf Club property into a compact, walkable, mixed-use community to support the continued operation of the golf course and preserve the park-like open space.

The RaNic Golf Club development proposal is a project that follows traditional neighborhood development (TND) principles. The development envisions a variety of housing types and building configurations, a clubhouse for neighborhood commercial uses, hospitality uses including short-term stays, and a small historic Barn venue space.

A central local street with pedestrian courts and an open space network linking to the Community Corners commercial area aims to weave the public realm of RaNic Golf Club into the fabric of the greater Cayuga Heights village.

RaNic Golf Club is located on a 119.80-acre site with +/-104.46 acres in the Town of Ithaca and +/-15.34 acres in the Village of Cayuga Heights. The project is next to Cornell University campus and within a 5-minute walk of the Community Corners commercial shopping area.

Existing & Proposed Development

Existing Structures

25,000+/- Sf Clubhouse with restaurant, bar, dining room, pro shop, simulators, locker rooms, fitness room

100+/- acres of championship 18-hole golf course w/ practice area

Room for 192+/- parking spaces


Proposed Development

Hotel Rooms 
60,000+/- SF new standalone hotel
Main hotel located in Village of Cayuga Heights - Max Rooms = 50
Barn Venue (Stay & Play homes) - Max Rooms = 8
Total Hotel Rooms = 58

36 units (Currently proposed to the Town Of Ithaca)

Barn Venue
50+/- person meeting/social space with zoning limitations on a number of events per week and limited by available parking.


Municipal Approval Process

Municipal Approval Process

In order to build the housing and hotel it requires a Planned Development Zone (PDZ) and Site Plan Approval in both the Village of Cayuga Heights and the Town of Ithaca.

The process to establish the PDZs is underway with the Town of Ithaca being the Lead Agency for the SEQR review process and draft PDZ legislation has been prepared with input from both municipalities.

The Village Trustees and the Town Board Members seem generally in favor of these proposed improvements with the limits established as noted above pending further study of traffic impacts and a more detailed Site Plan Review to be completed by each planning board.

Jill Burlington, NYS Lic. Associate R.E. Broker

Jill Burlington

NYS Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
The Jill Burlington Team
Warren Real Estate
830 Hanshaw Road, Ithaca, NY 14850

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Bryan Warren, NYS Lic. Real Estate Broker

Bryan Warren

President, NYS & PA Lic. Real Estate Broker

Warren Real Estate
830 Hanshaw Road, Ithaca, NY 14850