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College Crossings Final Site Plans

August 28, 2013 // by Jason Henderson

I haven’t swung by this project in a few weeks, but here are the College Crossings final site plans, memorandum and resolution (courtesy of Chris Balestra, Planner at the Town of Ithaca). The project no longer includes a drive-thru retail space for Dunkin’ Donuts, as was proposed in earlier iterations, and the parking lots have been re-configured to allow for an expansion lot instead of a continuation of the lot in the northwest area.
The Ithaca Estates Realty site now includes a page for this property, offering 500 to 3,500 square feet commercial spaces (there are five total on the ground floor, plus an office and bank branch on the east side). In addition to the commercial space, the project will include a four bedroom apartment and a five bedroom apartment on the second level.

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Collegetown Crossing Proposed Site Photos

July 14, 2013 // by Jason Henderson

307 College Ave as it sits now. It will be nice to see Collegetown Crossing move forward, so hopefully the parking will get sorted out sooner rather than later. A group of Cornell graduate students were tasked with updating the area’s parking study from 2000, and came to the general conclusion that there’s enough parking, but the location and price are inefficient. Mayor Svante Myrick has backed the project, and the revision or elimination of parking minimums.



College Crossing Site Plans

May 28, 2013 // by Jason Henderson

Drove past this grading work and finally stopped to take a look. This project by Ithaca Estates Realty, LLC will be putting up a drive-thru retail/office/residential center just past Ithaca College’s Circle Apartments complex, next to the company’s own student rental apartments on Danby Road, at the intersection of East King Rd. The site plans (working plans from March) show 121 proposed parking spaces including reserved spaces, nearly 9,000 square feet of office space, 4,000 square feet of restaurant space, and 9 residential units in the proposed building. The restaurant space appears to be for a Dunkin Donuts drive-thru, and a portion of the office space for a bank branch with two drive-thru lanes. I’m guessing that the residential units will be on the second floor.