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ITHACA, NY/ Some development info

For anyone who cares, here's a fairly updated summary of goings on in a small upstate New York town. I will be using info from Ithaca Builds ( http://ithacabuilds.com/ ) and Ithacating in Cornell Heights ( http://brancra.wordpress.com/ ).

1. Completed affordable apartment building in downtown - Breckenridge Place



http://ithacabuilds.com/category/cur...ge-place-inhs/


2. A recently completed mixed use building downtown - Seneca Way



http://ithacabuilds.com/category/cur...ts/seneca-way/


3. Site ground work has started for a long awaited downtown apartment building - Cayuga Place Residences.



http://ithacabuilds.com/category/cur...uga-place-two/


4. The downtown pedestrian mall (The Commons) is undergoing a major renovation.



http://ithacabuilds.com/category/cur...mmons-rebuild/


5. The iconic old Carey Building is being renovated to serve as a downtown business incubator associated with the local colleges; Cornell University, Ithaca College and Tompkins-Cortland Community College(know as TC3). The foundation is also being built up with the hopes of adding 5 additional stories to the the current two.



http://ithacabuilds.com/category/cur...ilding-ithaca/


6. A new farm-to-bistro project (TC3 Coltivare) developed by the TC3 Culinary Arts program is under construction in the ground floor (retail area) of the Cayuga parking garage.



http://ithacabuilds.com/category/cur...tc3-coltivare/


7. The old Holiday Inn tower downtown is undergoing a renovation as the start of a major project which will include an additional new tower and a name change to the Hotel Ithaca.



http://ithacabuilds.com/category/cur...haca-downtown/


8. Speaking of hotels, the new downtown Ithaca Marriott Hotel hope to break ground as early as next month.



http://ithacabuilds.com/category/cur...thaca-marriot/


9. Another hotel proposal has been recently announced -a downtown Hampton Inn located next to the Carey Building.



http://ithacabuilds.com/category/cur...n-hampton-inn/


10. Tompkins County had issued a Request for Expressions of Interest to redevelop the old county library site downtown. They received six responses and now must determine which developer to use. Here's a rendering of the one I hope they select.



http://brancra.wordpress.com/2014/04...e-old-library/


11. Still not much movement on the biggest downtown mixed use project - Harold's Square. Hope this can get going soon.



http://ithacabuilds.com/category/cur...arolds-square/


12. Several blocks to the east of downtown a large apartment development is in the final phases. Collegetown Terrace will add over 1,200 beds spread throughout several new and renovated buildings.



http://ithacabuilds.com/category/cur...etown-terrace/


13. Another project in the Collegetown neighborhood (Collegetown Crossing) which has been in limbo for quite a while has new life with a change in the city's parking requirements.



http://ithacabuilds.com/category/cur...town-crossing/


14. A new project (Dryden South) has recently been proposed just around the corner from Collegetown Crossing.



http://brancra.wordpress.com/2014/05...r-collegetown/


15. The biggest project of all is a redevelopment of a large factory complex located on South Hill between downtown and Ithaca College. Big stuff for a small city like Ithaca.

http://ithacabuilds.com/category/cur...strict-ithaca/



There are quite a few other developments proposed, in progress or just completed in and around the city. Nearly all are covered in the two sites I linked in the first paragraph.

Sorry to give so much info (just excited and bragging a bit about the old home town I guess.
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Nice job on putting together a thread on a city we don't see too often here. Great to see all the new projects. Ithaca has to be pound for pound the healthiest upstate city (outside maybe the Albany area).
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Wow, lots going on in Ithaca! Quality projects, too.
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Nice job on putting together a thread on a city we don't see too often here. Great to see all the new projects. Ithaca has to be pound for pound the healthiest upstate city (outside maybe the Albany area).
It does seem to be doing well. I just wish there weren't so many Nimbys in the city. With the amount of property off the tax rolls (mostly due to the colleges, the city's lifeblood), development is needed to strengthen the city financially.
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As a Cornellian this makes me proud. Ithaca is looking good!
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Here's a brief update, and check out the links under the renderings for more info.



First, a better rendering of the proposed Carey Building renovation:



News Tidbits 6/26: The Carey Building’s Addition, Revealed | Ithacating in Cornell Heights


A new building proposed for the waterfront on Inlet Isle:



Ithaca Builds « 323 Taughannock Boulevard Waterfront Project «



And another new apartment building for Collegetown neighborhood:



More Housing for Collegetown: 327 Eddy | Ithacating in Cornell Heights
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Ithaca is the only town I can think of where a pedestrian mall might actually work. Just the fact that the extensive constructions hasn't completely destroyed all the businesses on the Commons speaks volumes.
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Ithaca is the only town I can think of where a pedestrian mall might actually work. Just the fact that the extensive constructions hasn't completely destroyed all the businesses on the Commons speaks volumes.
I can't wait to see how the new Commons turns out. But with all the new proposals starting to pop, the construction in and around the Commons will be going on for the next few years.
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Here's a link to Visiteur's blog - an entry about some other projects going on in Ithaca:

http://brancra.wordpress.com/2014/07...tes-june-2014/

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Jason at Ithaca Builds has a nice look at the progress of a long awaited (around seven years) 7 story apartment building next to the Cayuga parking garage (including plenty of pictures):

http://ithacabuilds.com/2014/07/10/c...es-block-work/

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Though I like the design and hope that corner gets a nice development, I don't think this one will pass muster. It's located in Collegetown, my old neighborhood.




Here's an article from The Ithaca Voice:

http://ithacavoice.com/2014/07/jason...-height-limit/

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Ithaca is booming! Probably the biggest economic growth in upstate NY.
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Ithaca is booming! Probably the biggest economic growth in upstate NY.

Well here comes another proposal for Collegetown. Check out the info Visiteur posted at his Ithacating in Cornell Heights blog:

http://brancra.wordpress.com/2014/07.../#comment-4738


Here's a rendering:






btw, the building in the middle of the project is the Dryden South proposal covered in the first post (# 14). Here is a recap of that proposal:
http://brancra.wordpress.com/2014/05...r-collegetown/


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Are they going to open the Commons to cars? Might save it.
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Are they going to open the Commons to cars? Might save it.
Nope, it's in the middle of an extensive renovation:

http://ithacabuilds.com/category/cur...mmons-rebuild/
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Well this proposal for the Collegetown neighborhood in Ithaca has made quite a splash. Maybe there is a chance for it to become reality (from the Ithaca Times):


Proposed 'Collegetown Tower'


12-Story Tower Proposed in Collegetown

During a more than six-hour City of Ithaca planning board meeting on Tuesday, July 22, Jason Fane, during the meeting’s later stages, woke everyone up with a sketch plan that proposes a 12-story apartment building in Collegetown at 330 College Ave., which is best known as the former home to Green Café. ............

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http://www.ithaca.com/news/story-tow...9bb2963f4.html
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Progress being made on the Cayuga Place Residences building in downtown:

http://ithacabuilds.com/2014/08/11/c...-early-august/

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Here's a recently completed apartment complex located a couple of blocks to the north of Cornell's main campus:

http://ithacabuilds.com/2014/09/06/t...ilding-photos/
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I don't believe I've mentioned the Belle Sherman Cottages development before. It's located on a fairly small sliver of land within walking distance of Cornell University and a shopping center. The stand alone cottages start at about $330,000 and the Townhomes start in the mid $200,000s. Here's a link to IthacaBuilds project page including pics of the progress. They are selling much better than I thought they would.

http://ithacabuilds.com/category/cur...rman-cottages/

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A cute little article regarding construction in Ithaca (From the Ithaca Voice):

http://ithacavoice.com/2014/09/sick-...dve-seen-1913/
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