Ithaca Builds

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Fairfield Inn Nearly Finished, Site Photos

July 29, 2013 // by Jason Henderson

There’s a new asphalt walk along the backside of the building, the front entrance still needs some work, and I saw some lighting fixtures being installed through the windows, but this project seems to be wrapping-up, which is just a shame, since it’s really been a pleasure jogging along Route 13 to snap photos (cough). All in all, besides the awful color mismatch of the corporate logo, the building looks simple and somewhat visually-pleasing.
It will be interesting to see the popularity and occupancies of the new hotel projects coming online, especially since I imagine anyone visiting Ithaca to see Ithaca would probably prefer to be downtown, or at a suburban or rural bed and breakfast. Parents of college students or prospective families visiting are likely to take whatever is available, and would probably be much less concerned with location within Ithaca, so long as the hotel has ground-level parking for the car-dependent activities of moving their student(s) in and out of a dorm or apartment.


…And a random FYI, just down the street, this Friendly’s is closing


Fairfield Inn Site Photos

July 12, 2013 // by Jason Henderson

The swoop looks finished, the sign covers are off, and some landscaping work has filled-in the parking lot area. There’s also a new privacy fence along the north-eastern side.

Fairfield Inn Site Photos

June 14, 2013 // by Jason Henderson

There’s fresh asphalt in the parking lot, and what looks like a finished facade. On the outside, all they’ve got left is striping, the swoop and entrance face work, and landscaping, so the finish-work on the interior must be the main focus right now.

Fairfield Inn & Suites

May 19, 2013 // by Jason Henderson

So I’ll admit, a new hotel on Route 13 isn’t all that interesting to me, but it’s still worth a post. The Marriott website for this Fairfield Inn & Suites hotel has a render of what the main entrance (southwest-facing) will look like, and it’s opening for business in August. The hotel sits right next door to Manos Diner, a popular fixture for many locals and also college students looking to eat breakfast at 4am. It looks like the facade work will be coming to an end soon.
There was also an accident on this site back in January when two brick-layers fell through an elevator shaft they were working near. I haven’t seen anything further on that.