Community Development

  1. Beautification Programs

    Get involved with City Beautification Programs such as the Sidewalk Program and Tree Planting Program.

  2. Business Loan Program

    Loans are available for the start-up of a new or expansion of an existing business in the City of Cortland. The primary goal is to create new employment opportunities for low/mod persons, increase taxable value of property, and to provide essential services lacking in the City.

  3. City of Cortland Comprehensive Plan

    The City of Cortland's Comprehensive Plan was developed in partnership with Thoma Development to guide the City of Cortland, its departments and boards, and its residents in making sound decisions regarding land use and development, and to establish strategies to address issues facing the City.

  4. Emergency Repair Program

    Up to $4,000 is available to income-eligible owner-occupied households needing repairs which are considered an emergency or immediate in nature and are required to make the structure safe and habitable.

  5. Gateway Project

    The Gateway Project is a plan to make improvements to the Exit 11 entrance into the City, including the Clinton Avenue corridor. This area is a preferred route for visitors to Cortland.

  6. Rehabilitation Act Grievance Procedure

    The City of Cortland has adopted a grievance procedure relative to discrimination on the basis of disability in programs and activities funded with certain federal funds.

  7. Single-Family Rehab Program (HOME)

    The City of Cortland was recently awarded $304,000 in HOME Program funds for the rehabilitation of substandard, single-family homes owned and occupied by income-eligible persons in the City of Cortland.