Many of the third through fifth floor windows are in place, and it looks like the parapet wall sections have been framed-in above the fifth floor wall panels. As it stands now, this would be nearly the final height and massing of the building.
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.
Final Site Plans:
Final Memo and Resolution:
Seneca Way‘s sixth floor has its exterior walls framed-in now, and there’s been significant progress on installing windows and some paint coating the exterior, probably a waterproofing compound. The project’s website looks like it has launched, and contains information about amenities, and nice new floor plan images. The apartments themselves are without a doubt going to be premium in the Ithaca market, and the stock photos on the site clearly tend toward the mature crowd. I’m sure pre-leasing of the apartments has already begun, as the office space is fully-spoken for (Park Foundation and Warren Real Estate).
Harold’s Square released some revised drawings here for review at the next Planning Board meeting on the 27th. I don’t spot too much difference, besides some minor changes in the separation of retail spaces on the ground floor (now it just shows it wide open), and the southern hallways and atrium spaces. The previous post with the project schedule shows structural demolition beginning two months from now, so we’re closing-in on some planned start dates.
The Draft FEAF is citing a start in Spring 2014 though, which seems more likely:
The final storey of Seneca Way is being framed-up, and at the final height, it makes a significant visual impact coming down the hill. This project has made tremendous progress throughout the Summer. Back in the beginning of May, they had just completed the heavy steel-framed deck for the third storey.
The Newman/Warren Seneca Way project has one more story to go before the exterior wall framing is complete. They’ve posted new fence materials with a snazzy new logo, and it appears that CSP Management (Jerry Dietz’s company) will be handling the leasing and property management.
Wow, lots of decking work has been moving along, and it’s really noticeable from the exterior because now all the window gaps look really dark from the outside looking in. There’s another set of wall panels sitting on the trailer to the east, and wood reinforcements have made their way to the fifth floor, so we’ll probably see those go up soon. These shots are from today and Monday.
The off-site parking lots made it into the final resolution here, and the next Planning Board meeting is Tuesday for the vote. It’s nice to see this project moving through site plan review. Resolution and Draft FEAF (Full Environmental Assessment Form) Part 3 below.
Fourth story wall panels are up, and steel stud walls look like they’re following suit. I wouldn’t want to be up there working this week though, temperatures in the high 90’s, yikes.