The Ithaca Downtown Partnership has adopted the following vision statement to guide its work and operation: “Downtown Ithaca is the economic, social, and cultural heart of Tompkins County.
The Ithaca Downtown Partnership (IDP) was founded in 1997 as the Downtown Ithaca Business Improvement District. The IDP is governed by a 22 member Board of Directors. (see external links below). There are 19 voting members and 3 non-voting ex-officio members.
The IDP has prepared and approved a “Downtown Ithaca Ten-Year Development Strategy”. This strategic plan provide the blueprint and guidelines for downtown development from 2000 – 2010. Each annual work plan addresses a portion of this strategic plan.