Frantz's Firm Wins APA Award for Town Plan
The Town of Geneva Comprehensive Plan, a project by the Ithaca firm of CRP's Visiting Critic George R. Frantz and Sustainable Transportation Solutions of Columbia, Maryland, has won statewide recognition from the New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA). The plan received an award in the category of outstanding comprehensive planning for a municipality.
The APA Chapter awards committee cited the plan for a number of innovative features including the proposed Town Center urban village; the eventual conversion of state routes 5 and 20 into an urban boulevard and replacement of the traffic signals at its intersection with County Road 6 with a roundabout; extensive investments in bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure; new approaches to storm water management; and for redirecting growth away from agricultural and ecologically sensitive lands. The plan also placed substantial emphasis on climate change, including recommendations for reductions in energy use and development of renewable sources of energy.