Ithaca Builds

Mapping, photos and information for Ithaca construction and development projects

Maguire Idle, Old K-Mart Activity

July 30, 2013 // by Jason Henderson

No signs of building yet for the Maguire Fiat dealership, but I suppose this is where you go to purchase a Dodge Ram.

Just a stone’s throw away, in the empty stretch of asphalt next door, something must be in the works here at the old shell for K-Mart, which closed in October 2011. I haven’t a clue what exactly..

Maguire Fiat Site Photos

June 23, 2013 // by Jason Henderson

By now it’s hard to tell that this was once GreenTree. All the site debris has been hauled away and we’re left with a nice flat plot as the future site of a trendy-looking Fiat dealership, although from looking around a bit online, I think they will all look the same.

Maguire Fiat Site Photos

June 12, 2013 // by Jason Henderson

So I assumed this was going to be torn down shortly after taking photos last week, but wow- it’s gone. What’s left is slightly strewn about and packed into a series of 30-yard dumpsters. There’s not much of anything still firmly in the ground from what I could see.

Maguire Fiat Pre-Sitework Photos

June 6, 2013 // by Jason Henderson

Former Greentree Nursery building; CAT excavator is on site, so I could see this demo happening soon.

Maguire Fiat Project Description

June 6, 2013 // by Jason Henderson

Maguire_Fiat_South_ElevationsMaguire’s family of dealerships (Ithaca’s very own mega auto dealer) will be adding a Fiat location. What’s a Fiat? They’re small Italian cars. They’re quite a hit in Europe, and were initially thought to be a flop in the US, but sales have now been going strong for these little sub-compacts.

The current building on the 308 Elmira Rd parcel contained the ever-popular Greentree Nursery, which has relocated to 606 Elmira Rd, where Ithaca Beer was before the construction of their new facility (which is a must-see, drink and eat). The current block building will be demolished, along with the greenhouse (which is already gone), and the new project will be rebuilding in roughly the same area, but with a larger footprint.