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whit_x Dec 10, 2005 3:54 AM

Problem is, where do you go. Except for the fourth corner of College & Dryden, it involves buying multiple properties. Plus I don't see the city letting anyone go over 75 feet in C-Town, even though the market can support it, at least for housing.

Ex-Ithacan Dec 10, 2005 3:58 AM

There's always the possibility of the surface lot on Stewart ave next to the gorge. A garage/residential hi rise had been proposed for that site back in the 60's. I think it would still work and be a dramatic addition to the lower part of C-town.

Ex-Ithacan Dec 17, 2005 12:49 AM

A new tax abatement plan may help get the Cayuga Green project over the final approval hurdle.

http://www.theithacajournal.com/apps...512160332/1002

A little complicated, but I think more cities may follow Ithaca's lead.:)

Ex-Ithacan Dec 22, 2005 11:08 AM

Here's another update about downtown development in Ithaca (not that anyone cares, it just gives me something to do :D ).

The tax incentive package for Cayuga Green finally passed in a close vote:

http://www.theithacajournal.com/apps...26/1002/NEWS17



Another article about density in downtown, (damn Nimbys got the height restrictions lowered in a couple of areas):

http://www.theithacajournal.com/apps...27/1002/NEWS17

:)

westcoastperspective Dec 22, 2005 2:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ex-Ithacan
Here's another update about downtown development in Ithaca (not that anyone cares, it just gives me something to do :D ).

The tax incentive package for Cayuga Green finally passed in a close vote:

http://www.theithacajournal.com/apps...26/1002/NEWS17



Another article about density in downtown, (damn Nimbys got the height restrictions lowered in a couple of areas):

http://www.theithacajournal.com/apps...27/1002/NEWS17

:)

Now, now- I follow your posts having been to Ithaca several times to see friends going to Ithaca College. Its a great small city and a nice drive from Buffalo. Keep up the good work!

Ex-Ithacan Dec 22, 2005 9:51 PM

Thank you kind sir. You realize that's just more incentive for me to post a million more lame things about a small city in upstate I haven't lived in for over 25 years.:D

Ex-Ithacan Dec 29, 2005 6:53 PM

Short article about the local community college buying a building (there's a pic too) downtown to use as a satellite campus. When I first got out of the Navy I went to TC3 for a year (out in the burbs).

http://www.theithacajournal.com/apps.../51229002/1002

:)

whit_x Dec 29, 2005 11:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ex-Ithacan
Short article about the local community college buying a building (there's a pic too) downtown to use as a satellite campus. When I first got out of the Navy I went to TC3 for a year (out in the burbs).

http://www.theithacajournal.com/apps.../51229002/1002

:)

Can't ever say I was a student at TC3, but good for them. Now what's going to go into their space back there in the old Rothschilds?

Ex-Ithacan Dec 30, 2005 12:07 AM

^ Didn't say in the article, but I'm guessing more hi-tech incubator companies. Or maybe Thomas Architects expansion.

whit_x Dec 30, 2005 1:10 AM

Maybe the Trust Company will be expanding, since they have some space in there as well.

Ex-Ithacan Jan 3, 2006 5:19 PM

^ Could be whit.

Here's an article on the expansion of Cornell's Hockey rink. My high school team use to play there, until a new community rink was built. Anyway, sounds like a good move to me, more seats mean more chances for folks to se Big Red hockey.:yes:

http://www.theithacajournal.com/apps...601030321/1002

:D

whit_x Jan 4, 2006 12:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ex-Ithacan
^ Could be whit.

Here's an article on the expansion of Cornell's Hockey rink. My high school team use to play there, until a new community rink was built. Anyway, sounds like a good move to me, more seats mean more chances for folks to se Big Red hockey.:yes:

http://www.theithacajournal.com/apps...601030321/1002

:D

I saw the article, plus my mom works up there for the games, so I'd been hearing about it for a while. It's a bit less than I thought they'd do, since I thought they would try to add another 1000 seats at that end, instead of the 400 or so seats. I think they could raise the roof, add 2 rows and 10 or so boxes and still sell out, but that's just me.

Ex-Ithacan Jan 5, 2006 4:20 PM

Yeah whit, I think they could have doubled the seating and still sold the place out every game. Must be a function of where Cornell wants to spend their capitol expense money (nanotechnology and biotech probably beat out hockey;) ).

btw, did you see this article about what the city is thinking of doing in the last large undeveloped land parcel in the city? Sounds like one of those town center concepts with a lot of residential and even some mid-rise bldgs.

http://www.theithacajournal.com/apps...601050335/1002

:tup:

whit_x Jan 6, 2006 12:01 AM

Sounds like a good plan. as long as they tie it into the parking lot of Wal-mart, the street going into the recycling plant, and the trailer park. Too many people that work in town are forced to live out in Lansing, Dryden or out in Brooktondale because they can't afford to live in town.

Ex-Ithacan Jan 6, 2006 12:20 AM

Your concerns were somewhat addressed in the OPED by the Journal:

http://www.theithacajournal.com/apps...601050317/1014

:)

whit_x Jan 6, 2006 11:15 PM

That's what I get for having a Planning degree

Ex-Ithacan Jan 7, 2006 1:40 AM

^lol

Ex-Ithacan Jan 11, 2006 11:22 AM

New expanded Buddhist monastery.

http://www.theithacajournal.com/apps...601110318/1002

Ex-Ithacan Jan 16, 2006 7:31 PM

Here's an interesting site. How about a treehouse that's taller than any buildings many small towns have.

http://www.cayuganaturecenter.org/tower/index.html

:D

bpg88 Jan 17, 2006 7:21 AM

I'll tell you, Ithica is pretty fucking cool.


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