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Here's some welcome news for the Collegetown neighborhood. After years of being in limbo the Collegetown Crossing project receives approval from the city. Here's an article from the Ithaca Voice regarding the project:

http://ithacavoice.com/2014/09/new-s...s-collegetown/

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The Cayuga Place Residences has been renamed the Lots at Six Mile creek. Here's a current pic of the construction progress:



And more can be seen here at Ithaca Builds website:

http://ithacabuilds.com/2014/09/26/l...-out-thursday/

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Looks like some of the new downtown hotel projects may be started soon (from the Ithaca Journal):





Ithaca Marriott may build soon, Hampton may follow

David Hill, dhill@ithacajournal.com | @Ijdavidhill 5:24 p.m. EDT September 29, 2014


Hotel construction in downtown Ithaca is soon to be checking in.

The company building the long-awaited Ithaca Marriott on the east end of the Commons has chosen a contractor, who says it hopes to start construction in October.

Urgo Hotels, the company behind the 159-room, 10-story Marriott planned for what’s mostly a small parking lot next to Madeline’s restaurant, has chosen William H. Lane Inc., of Binghamton, to build the hotel, according to an announcement from the construction company. Lane hopes to begin construction in October...........................

The whole article is here:

http://www.ithacajournal.com/story/n...ober/16447535/
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There's another new apartment building proposed for Collegetown. Not big, but urban infill nonetheless. Article from the Cornell Sun.



http://cornellsun.com/blog/2014/09/3...city-approval/
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An update on several projects from the Ithacating in Cornell Heights blog. There's some even some proposed to start fairly soon. The old County Library site has had another developer drop out, but my favorite (DPI condos) is still in the running.

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http://brancra.wordpress.com/2014/10...isky-business/

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More info regarding the Carey Building rebuild (though I did notice the article says six stories when the developer actually is looking to make it seven). From the ithaca Times:


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Residential Units Planned for Additional Space
The elevation for the “overbuild” atop the Carey Building on East State Street. The developer of the project is Travis Hyde Properties and the architect is John Snyder of Ithaca.

The Overbuild: Carey Building to Get Additional Four Stories

Posted: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 12:19 pm
By Bill Chaisson editor@ithacatimes.com |

The Carey Building at 314 E. State St. is about to be “overbuilt.” The downtown incubator, christened “Rev,” represents phase I of a three-part project that will culminate in a six-story building where there was once a two-story building.
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http://www.ithaca.com/news/the-overb...b00d3fe2e.html

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Looks like the branding for the Hampton Inn has changed. The project is listed in the first post as item #9. Hilton is rolling out a new brand, and Ithaca will be getting one (from the Ithaca Builds website):

http://ithacabuilds.com/2014/10/21/d...canopy-hilton/

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An interesting article about development in Collegetown area, from the Ithaca Voice:

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Developer John Novarr says building spurt unlikely to change high rent prices

This column was written by Brian Crandall, who runs “Ithacating in Cornell Heights.”

Ithaca, N.Y. — When it comes to development news in Ithaca, John Novarr’s name inevitably comes up. As one of the largest property owners in Ithaca (worth $43 million, and growing), he and his company, Novarr-Mackesey Properties, have an indelible presence on the local rental market.

To be honest, an interview hadn’t been planned. It was a chance email asking about the planned time frame of construction of Collegetown Terrace Phase III that led to a phone interview with one of Ithaca’s most prominent developers.

Here's the entire article:

http://ithacavoice.com/2014/10/devel...h-rent-prices/

Good Stuff

Mr. Novarr's projects include item #12 in the original post and the project described in the thread post #13 article.
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^ I guess this is along the lines of the above article (from the Cornell Daily Sun):

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Collegetown Crossing Rent Could Reach $1,000 Per Month

OCTOBER 22, 2014 11:56 PM0 COMMENTS
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Apartments at Collegetown Crossing — a new residential building that will be constructed at 307 College Ave. — will be priced at around $1,000 per month per tenant, developer Josh Lower ’05 announced at a Collegetown Council meeting Tuesday.

The new building, which will begin construction in June and open in the following year, will also contain a Green Star Cooperative Market, a heated bus stop and a small public garden in addition to 96 beds, Lower said. He added that he is planning to bring in one to two commercial startups for the unit.

Lindsay Wershaw ’16, vice president for public relations for the Student Assembly, said she thought many students would not appreciate the price of the rent, which is $200 higher than Lower originally planned.

“I understand it’s an enticing location but it should be made as inexpensive as possible for students,” Wershaw said. “The new residential space helps some but not others.”

According to Lower, the increase is a financial necessity for the unit, despite the “much larger market” for the lower prices.

“The economics of the situation won’t allow rent at those prices,” Lower said. “If I could only get $700 to $800, I wouldn’t be able to build the building.”

Here's the link to the entire article:

http://cornellsun.com/blog/2014/10/2...000-per-month/


Mr. Lower's project is item #13 in the first thread post, and also covered in thread post #21 above.
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Two updates on a couple of the bigger downtown projects from the Ithaca Builds blog.

The first is several photos of the Lofts at Six Mile Creek project:

http://ithacabuilds.com/2014/10/28/l...-photo-update/


The second is announce ment of a General Contractor with some updated renderings for the Marriott Hotel:

http://ithacabuilds.com/2014/10/28/d...-william-lane/

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Who would have guessed, there's another new project for Collegetown.




Here's the link to Ithacating blog covering this addition:

http://brancra.wordpress.com/2014/10...ollege-avenue/


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A short article from the Ithaca Voice updating some of the new housing developments in and around Ithaca (a couple have already been covered in this thread, but what the heck):

http://ithacavoice.com/2014/11/5-ith...using-updates/
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An article from the Ithaca Journal about the downtown Marriott Hotel starting construction:

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Drivers beware, construction to narrow Ithaca streets

Simon Wheeler, swheeler@ithacajournal.com | @IJPhotos 12:15 p.m. EST November 6, 2014

Site preparation has begun for the construction of the Ithaca Marriott at the Commons. East Green and South Aurora streets will be narrowed during the 18-month construction period of the 159-room hotel.

Here's a link to the full article:

http://www.ithacajournal.com/story/n...tion/18593719/

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Here's a link to some updates regarding Ithaca developments from the Ithaca Voice online:

http://ithacavoice.com/2014/11/dibel...s-move-ithaca/

Some interesting stuff (though I'm not sure why a drawing of the Chain Works District).
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I just hope this is not another false start. As the article's title states, this issue has been going on for a long time. From the Ithaca Journal:


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12 years later, end in sight for Ithaca Gun cleanup



Cleanup of lead pollution has resumed at the former Ithaca Gun factory site. With the cleanup's end in sight for the surrounding public land, plans for housing on the brownfield site are progressing.

Work is resuming on cleaning up the publicly owned portion of the former Ithaca Gun factory site on Lake Street in the City of Ithaca. At the same time plans are being drawn up for 45 townhouse units by IRF Development LLC, an affiliate of Travis Hyde Properties.
Here's the link to the entire article (with some additional pics):
http://www.ithacajournal.com/story/n...umes/18934035/

Another link to other pics:
http://www.ithacajournal.com/picture...n-up/18940169/
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Here's an article from the Ithaca Times which is a bit on the optimistic side regarding the expected hazardous material clean up which will be required for the huge Chain Works project (located between Ithaca College & downtown) on an old industrial site on South Hill. The entire project is guesstimated to take 10 years, but until the site is "clean" no true length of time can be given. I'm keeping my fingers crossed:

http://www.ithaca.com/news/how-dirty...af571183c.html

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I know affordable housing is a huge issue around the country, and as everywhere else, Ithaca is trying to deal with it. An Ithaca Voice article has this headline:

Report: Ithaca home prices soar by ‘stunning’ 51 percent in decade

Here's the link:

http://ithacavoice.com/2014/11/repor...ercent-decade/

While this is second highest in the nation, the city is poised to increase market rate housing in a big way. (hopefully dense and tall)

The hold-up is accommodating city/town/county rules requiring affordable units in new developments. Developers are having a tough time working the numbers and getting the financing. Kind of a no win situation.
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Thought I'd map out some of the downtown Ithaca projects.

For the east side of downtown:



The red outline is getting a Hilton Canopy Hotel


The Green outline building is adding 5 floors


The Blue outline is getting a Marriott Hotel


The Yellow outline block is yet to have a redevelopment proposal, but it is zoned for a 120 foot height limit. Hope to see something grand there some day.


For the southwest side:




The Red outline is for an additional tower for the Hotel Ithaca



The Blue outline is for a new residential structure currently under construction
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Here's an entry from Ithacating in Cornell Heights which updates a couple of housing rehabs in the Collegetown neighborhood. I just don't understand the second building in the entry :

https://brancra.wordpress.com/2014/1...pdates-112014/

And here's another update from Ithacating on the Lofts @ Six Mile Creek (downtown):

https://brancra.wordpress.com/2014/1...update-112014/
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Here's a brief update on some projects from the Ithaca Voice:

http://ithacavoice.com/2014/12/rullo...pment-updates/
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