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Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood Site Photos

July 3, 2013 // by Jason Henderson

All the recent rain has added a pond to this site, but now there’s a sign up for LeChase Construction, a large General Contracting firm out of Western and Upstate NY, as well as North Carolina. They acquired Northeastern Construction a couple years back, which significantly added to their prominence in the area (Northeastern built Gateway Commons). Hopefully we’ll get a break from this rain soon; wet weather can really put a damper on construction, especially this early on in a project.

Planned Parenthood Site Photos

June 27, 2013 // by Jason Henderson

The drill rig threw me off on this- not sure what it’s for. Looks like the grading for site prep is done.


Planned Parenthood Site Photos

June 21, 2013 // by Jason Henderson

Looks like they’ve been filling-in the future paved portions with gravel, and rolling the dirt where the building will sit. Definitely a sign of slab on grade foundation. Once it’s flattened-out and settled properly, the footer will be dug out along the edges for the reinforcement bars and deeper concrete fill, then the slab section will be filled with concrete.

Planned Parenthood Site Photos

June 12, 2013 // by Jason Henderson

Trees have now been chopped-up and cleared, and excavating has gone by quickly. Looks like a nice level area has been cleared where the parking lot will be, so that will probably be filled-in with gravel later on. I’m still not sure about the foundation type where the building sits though, maybe slab on grade, maybe not; they’re currently excavating in that area. I’m looking forward to seeing this go up- I’ll admit, I think the design looks nice. It was done locally by Chiang O’Brien Architects (the same group that designed Ithaca College’s beautiful new boat house on the inlet).

Planned Parenthood Site Photos

June 10, 2013 // by Jason Henderson

Missed the groundbreaking back on May 19th, but their Facebook page has a few photos from it. Site photos taken last week- not much has changed, but now there’s a bulldozer on site, so I’d expect the fence setup and some dirt moving to commence soon and a concrete crew will probably be setting up footer forms after that.

Planned Parenthood Site Photos

May 16, 2013 // by Jason Henderson

Nestled between the Rhine House and the new Iacovelli Apartments, this would seem to be the future site of Planned Parenthood along West Seneca St. At the time of Ithacating’s Article, the houses were still up, but they’ve since been demolished and trucked away, leaving behind this nice flat lot seen here. The building design looks quite fresh (see last page of the site plan post), and the three separate driveways onto the previous four parcels will be consolidated into one entry/exit drive.