The Ithaca Commons Rebuild Project crews have begun laying pavers over top of stone bases along Bank Alley, and several sections of concrete have been poured along Bank Alley and the east end for the floor and planter boxes, along with tube pours for the pole lighting systems. Steel sections of the new Bernie Milton Pavillion arrived in mid-October, and crews have been welding together the frame for the roof at the end of Bank Alley. The Home Dairy Alley also received a new concrete walkway. Previous design posts here (part one link) and here (part two link).
Small update here since a couple weeks ago, but the 140 College Ave 12-bedroom, 3,800 SF addition project has finished-up foundation work, and the lower level and a portion of the first level have been framed-up in the past week. The wood sole (or bottom) plates were installed around the perimeter base, then then the walls laid out and installed, along with floor joists for the first floor, exterior sheathing (plywood and OSB) and subfloor (DryPly). The addition should be fully-framed and closed-up for winter so that it’s ready in time for the next Fall semester.
42 days and counting down as of this post: TC3’s 17,000 square foot Coltivare project for the Farm to Bistro Program is continuing progress, with more wall and flooring finish installations, interior storefront windows and doors, HVAC ductwork, kitchen appliance finishes, various electrical and lighting, and drop ceilings. The space will house a public restaurant, full kitchen, cooking lab, and a lounge with offices and restrooms.
The Belle Sherman Cottages project developed by Agora Development and built by Carina Construction has been on a roll with home sales this year, with only one home remaining to be sold. Deposits are currently being taken for the townhome units, of which there will be ten total (Karen Eldridge is the listing agent for brokerage). There were four homes currently underway when I stopped by October 5th, one of which (Lot 18) looks finished-up, with the others to be completed soon. The foundations are excavated, poured, and CMU block wall foundations assembled before Simplex modular pieces are brought on site and fitted. The interior is finished out at the same time each structure is roofed, sided, and porches, driveway, garage, and various finishes built.
Photos taken September 9th:
Photos taken October 5th:
Po Family Realty‘s 140 College Ave 12-bedroom, 3,800 SF addition has been moving along with foundation footers wrapping-up in mid-September, and foundation walls and floor slab for the rest of September. The addition (designed by Architect Jason Demarest) is intended to match the style of the existing 12-bedroom Second-Empire style house, with a visual relief in the form of a glass-covered hallway between the two structures. Next up, we should be seeing the wall system installed over the new foundation walls.
Cornell’s future 33,250 square foot Klarman Hall project being built by Welliver has finished-up the north and south foundations, and steel erectors are on site craning and bolting steel columns and beams in place on the south end. The columns are anchored to each foundation footing cap or pier, then the beams between each column are bolted and welded to the proper connection. The north end’s steel work should be completed by early November, and we’ll see the atrium steel assembly commence and complete throughout November.
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.
HALCO Plumbing and Heating has begun running risers up from the ground floor:
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.
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.
Full PRESS RELEASE HERE
Vitale Contractors has been working away on the Old Elmira Complete Streets project, excavating old stormwater drains, and installing new piping and precast concrete vaults, and backfilling with new stone. The new stormwater infrastructure has made it past the halfway point, and once complete, we should expect to see sidewalk and curbing forms lining the north side of the street.
The $1.3m Old Elmira Road Complete Streets Project is being funded with a $680,000 grant from the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council, sidewalk assessments as determined by the new Sidewalk Policy (paid by the property owners), and the remaining sum from the City of Ithaca.