city of cortland

Comprehensive Plan

The City of Cortland recently completed its 2011 draft Comprehensive Plan. The contents of the plan can be downloaded below. The City of Cortland Planning Commission will be holding a public hearing regarding the plan on Monday, March 28, 2011 in the Common Council Chambers, City Hall, 25 Court Street. Interested persons are encouraged to attend.

Draft Comprehensive Plan

The draft Comprehensive Plan can be downloaded below. Please note that some of these files are large, and may take time to download.


CHAPTER 1: Introduction

CHAPTER 2: Setting the Scence

CHAPTER 3: Inventory and Analyis

CHAPTER 4: Adoption and Maintenance

CHAPTER 5: Action Plan Matrix




Vision Meeting Results

The results of the three public participation meetings can be downloaded here.

Residents Opinion Survey

A total of 475 resident surveys were mailed to a random sampling within the City.  177 surveys were completed and returned, which results in a 37% response rate. Results of the Residents’ survey can be found here.

It is important to note that the survey universe is relatively small, and use of the survey results for purposes other than providing guidance for the development of the Comprehensive Plan is strongly discouraged.

SWOT Analysis

The Steering Committee completed a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) Analysis at the outset of the planning process. Identifying these particulars is an introduction to a broad range of issues that can be studied in greater detail within the comprehensive planning process. The SWOT Analysis technique guides the direction of some key focal points within the plan. The results of the meeting can be downloaded here.