Belle Sherman Cottages


Ithaca, NY

Noah Demarest (as a Senior Landscape Architect for Trowbridge Wolf Michaels) led the site design and municipal approvals process for a 29 unit LEED ND (pending) residential development of Belle Sherman Cottages by Agora Homes and Development. The project is within the Town of Ithaca but it is immdediately adjacent to the City of Ithaca’s Belle Sherman neighborhood to the west and the Eastway Recreation trail to the east.

The project included a zoning amendment to allow the level of density sought and a state variance for fire separation distance. The units are modular construction with traditional detailing to fit with the neighborhood context. Noah provided illustrations of all of the homes including elevations, perspectives, and floor plans for the approvals process as well final marketing materials included in printed brochures and online.

The project is currently under construction with the model home complete and several other lots in progress. More information at

  • CLIENT: Agora Homes & Development
  • DATE: 2012