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CrossFit Pallas Exterior Work Photos

October 5, 2014 // by Jason Henderson

The soon-to-be CrossFit Pallas gym on Cherry Street is nearing completion, as the interior wraps-up final finish work, and the exterior grading, walkways, curbing, entry, and rock base for the parking lot have been completed. Several light poles, groundcover plants, trees, and mulch dot the entryways, and a nice new bike rack has been sunk into the concrete out in front. The CrossFit team will be outfitting the building interior with equipment, then opening-up in the new space quite soon.

The building is developed by Mad4Cherry, LLC, with construction by Fingerlakes Construction Company.

Photos from September 15th:

Photos from September 29th:




CrossFit Pallas July Photo Update

August 3, 2014 // by Jason Henderson

The post-frame CrossFit Pallas project on Cherry Street being constructed by Fingerlakes Construction looks wrapped-up on the exterior (minus parking lot and landscaping), and the interior is fully-framed out and covered with metal panels on the ceiling, and a combination of metal panels, drywall and plywood sheathing for the walls (perhaps for securing padded panels). The open-ended ducts running along the ceiling will probably be fitted with diffusers, but besides remaining drywall, fixtures and finishes, the building itself looks rather complete.




CrossFit Pallas Interior Progress

June 6, 2014 // by Jason Henderson

The CrossFit Pallas project is moving along with the closing-in of the remaining inlet-facing side of the exterior, and much interior progress: the rest of the ceiling panels have been installed, along with lighting fixtures, wall panelling, clerestory windows, plywood wall sheathing, and the bathroom walls are currently being framed-out. The project is being constructed by Fingerlakes Construction Company, specializing in post-frame construction. I’m not sure of the planned opening date, but my guess would be later this summer.






CrossFit Pallas Cherry Street Photo Update

April 24, 2014 // by Jason Henderson

The CrossFit Pallas project is moving right along: additional sections of exterior metal siding have been installed, along with the windows, electrical rough-ins, insulation batts in the wall and ceiling cavities, interior vapor barrier, and corrugated sheet metal ceiling.

The project is being constructed by Fingerlakes Construction Co. (Clyde, NY, founded in 1969), which specializes in post frame construction (also referred to as pole building framing), and was acquired by Energy Panel Structures, Inc. last year.





CrossFit Pallas is Going Up on Cherry Street

March 31, 2014 // by Jason Henderson

Well, this one caught me by surprise, but courtesy of a heads-up email (thanks Charles), I grabbed some photos today of this gym structure well underway as of a few weeks ago. I last wrote about the plans back in December, when renders for the 10,368 square foot building on Cherry Street to house CrossFit Pallas and a Boxing Gym were released in site plan review. The owners currently have a gym at 711 West Court Street, but the space is quite small compared with this footprint- here’s their website, and it has a page explaining what CrossFit is.

The structure is actually wood-framed, faced with corrugated metal panels, and what appears to be laminated veneer lumber (LVLs) for the rafters and also LVLs braced diagonally along the top structure walls. The major joints are joined with steel brackets, and the structure is not sitting on a pad, but a graded bed of gravel, with pre-formed concrete support blocks. The rest should probably go up quite fast.





Cherry Street Crossfit Renders

December 8, 2013 // by Jason Henderson

Here’s the site render and site plan image for the future 10,368 square-foot Crossfit & Boxing gym at 241 Cherry Street by Mad4Cherry, LLC. The site plans here were done by TG Miller, and the preliminary building plan documents from STREAM Collaborative. The building would be situated between Evaporated Metal Films Corp and e2e Materials in the Cherry Street Industrial Park.

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Cherry Street Crossfit Gym Proposal

October 24, 2013 // by Jason Henderson

There’s a proposal for a 10,368 Gross square foot steel-sided building on Cherry Street for a Crossfit Gym, by the company Mad4Cherry, LLC. The floor plan shows a 6,000 SF open gym area, a 1,900 SF separate gym, a couple offices, two locker rooms, and a utility room. Site plans and a map are embedded below. The site is situated between e2e Materials and Evaporated Metal Films Corp. The parcel shows up on the Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency’s (IURA) 2011 real property inventory as a 1.02 acre site for light manufacturing assessed at $180,000 with a lessee “J. Moro”.




RFEI Documents for the IURA’s Cherry Street Parcel

October 9, 2013 // by Jason Henderson

Here are the RFEI (Request for Expression of Interest) documents for the IURA’s (Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency) Cherry Street Parcel, first announced back in June. The IURA’s homepage has links to the full application, engineering reports, and support documents- the deadline was last September, the 27th, so there may be applications in the review process at the moment.
Embedded below is the RFEI report, a GIS map, and a survey showing the 2.25 acre subdivision of the original 8 acre parcel the City plans to retain (it’s a section of wetland). The RFEI report explains the IURA’s objective, the site description, the selection process, zoning specifics, and the desired format of respondents. Hopefully we’ll hear soon whether or not there is a potential project here- I haven’t seen anything in the meeting minutes yet.




IURA’s Cherry St Parcel

July 2, 2013 // by Jason Henderson

The Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency (IURA) has officially announced that it is accepting Requests for Expressions of Interest (RFEIs) on its 6-acre agency-owned Cherry St. Parcel that was divested from the City of Ithaca (whom retained ownership of 2.25 acres of the original 8 acre site for the preservation of wetlands). The surroundings are an industrial park, the railroad, and a future extension of the Black Diamond Trail.
I’m not aware of any solid proposals or developers interested in this development opportunity, but I’m sure it’s been on the back-burner for some. Industrial parks can be a difficult environment to develop: zoning is I-1, so one could conceivably build a 40 foot high building on 50% of the 6-acre lot (getting you to 1/2 million SF at 4 stories), but who would fill it? There’s a lot of enthusiasm in Upstate NY about a resurgence in local manufacturing, local goods, etc., but the growth of these industries will obviously be quite subdued compared with the past. However, it will be interesting to see what comes of this, particularly because it will trigger conversations about the future of this area of Ithaca.