Steve Bloomfield of Bloomfield/Schon + Partners was kind enough to grant a tour of his Lofts@SixMileCreek project downtown, so here are some photos taken about two weeks ago, and the press release from yesterday. The construction schedule has been revised for late summer completion, but a tour will be available April 18th through the Downtown Ithaca Alliance. Most walls have been framed, and trades are currently roughing-in services at the top floors, and drywall and finish-work has begun at the lower floors. The exterior wall framing and glazing has progressed to the fifth floor, so the building should be almost fully-enclosed in the coming weeks.
The structure was furred-out with lumber on the edges and wrapped in plastic in November to prepare for the arctic winter we’ve been experiencing here in Ithaca, and work has since sped-away to finished wall-framing, rough plumbing, electric, HVAC, exterior sheathing, exterior wall systems (windows and conventional metal framing) and interior wallboard. The phasing for each trade has progressed from the first floor and up, so it’s likely that the lower stories are in the midst of finish-work. The shower stalls made their way in during the early wall-framing phase in October (most units secure directly to studs nowadays).
The sprinkler pipe-fitters have made their way from the ground floor to 5th, and interior metal stud walls were roughed-in on the ground through the third floor with bottom plate layouts installed on the fourth as of late last week. Shower stalls have made their way into more than a dozen bathrooms, as plumbing risers and pipes are fitted alongside wall completions. A paint contractor has been spraying down the structural steel with fire retardant intumescent paint (the white coating). The structure topped-out on October 2nd with a press event and completion is scheduled for early 2015.
The Lofts@SixMileCreek project topped-off last Thursday by holding a ceremony with the Mayor, City Officials, the press, and the public. The 7-story, 49,244 square foot project is aiming for completion in early 2015, and will contain 45 rental apartment units.
The structural erection was done by Rochester Rigging and Erectors, and utilized the Girder-Slab® precast concrete plank flooring system, which sets on top of D-Beam® girders, is grouted at the seams, and allows for quicker installation, and 8-10″ floor depths, which helps maximize floor-to-ceiling heights, and minimize the height of the building. The 7-story structure is considered a high-rise by building codes, thus the heavy-gauge construction.
Lofts@SixMileCreek, the name for the Cayuga Place/Cayuga Green 2 project is now official, and the top-out ceremony is this coming Thursday, October 2nd at noon (12:00). Topping-out (or “topping off”) is when a building’s structural assembly is complete, generally when the highest point of the structure is finished.
The 7-story, 45-unit, 49,244 GSF project from Bloomfield/Schon + Partners out of Cincinnati, Ohio has been moving right along, as the final columns and beams of the structure are craned-in and secured, and concrete plank floors are installed this week and next. The ground floor has been levelled and plastic sheeting and steel mesh has been put down to prepare for a concrete pour for the slab floor. The core assembly began back in July, with the steel assembly following-up in early August. The project is being constructed by Turnbull-Wahlert Construction.
Here’s the Press Release announcement: Presenting the Topping Out Ceremony of Downtown Ithaca’s newest residential construction Lofts@SixMileCreek on October 2, 2014 at 12pm.
Celebrate a traditional “Topping Out” as developer Bloomfield/Schon + Partners and Turnbull-Wahlert Construction hoist the final beams to the top of these contemporary and luxurious loft-style living apartments Lofts@SixMileCreek. Currently under construction, Lofts@SixMileCreek is located at 217 South Cayuga Street, downtown Ithaca, NY. Completion is scheduled for early 2015.
On October 2, 2014 at 12pm, Cincinnati developer Steve Bloomfield and Ken Schon, the crew of Turnbull-Wahlert Construction, Mayor Svante Myrick, alongside community business members, will address the high demand for loft- style apartments in downtown Ithaca. The ceremony is a construction tradition topping out the highest point of construction. Lofts@SixMileCreek is a 45-unit, sophisticated loft-style living masterpiece. Located at 217 South Cayuga Street, downtown Ithaca, just off of the Six Mile Creek Walk. The Lofts@SixMileCreek is the second building of Cayuga Place that includes apartments, retail and office space.
Lofts@SixMileCreek will be comprised of upscale studio, one and two bedroom loft apartments with high-end finishes such as stone countertops and upgraded appliances. Built under green construction methods, these energy efficient, elegant apartments will have spectacular views along Six Mile Creek. Balconies and terraces will be available on most units. Park your car in the Cayuga Street parking garage and enjoy direct access to the new building. Leasing information should be available by November 2014. Refreshments will be served.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on Twitter @Lofts6MileCreek. Check back to our website www.IthacaLofts.com in November when we will present leasing information, unit availability, interior photos, amenities, floor plans, building layouts and exciting new perks of living in Lofts@SixMileCreek.
Project financing through First Niagara.
The interior spans 17,000 square feet with a bar, public restaurant, full kitchen, cooking lab, teaching lab, a lounge with offices and restrooms, and two large assembly areas for events split by a vertically-collapsible folding wall. The interior finishes are varied: brick veneer, tile, composite/rubber, and painted walls; tile, wood, and carpeted flooring; and interesting finishes, like the reclaimed wood-trimmed and tin-panelled ceiling clouds, and filament bulbs. It’s quite a cool space.