Ithaca Builds

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Press Bay Alley Large Green Street Window In-Place

September 18, 2013 // by Jason Henderson

Our upcoming urban micro-retail project has its floor to deck window in-place on the Green Street side now, and there’s been some work on the back wall patching pre-existing block wall penetrations. There’s a render of this project posted back in May showing the future steel-framed glass panels along the garage bays, and new entry doors to the spaces. Accufab is doing the custom metal framing work, so I have no doubt it will look quite polished when complete.



Press Bay Alley Knockout for Window

August 15, 2013 // by Jason Henderson


Blocks have been removed for the full-length window on this side. Steel framing and windows should arrive on site shortly for the installation on each garage bay. Should be a quick and fascinating transformation.

Press Bay Alley Begins

August 8, 2013 // by Jason Henderson

Urban Core’s Press Bay Alley Project has begun, with plans to convert these old Ithaca Journal press bays into micro-retail/arcade spaces. The block knock-out alongside the scaffolding on the Green Street side will feature a top-to-bottom window, and the garage doors will be replaced with steel-framed glass. In the meantime since plans were being drawn, the spaces have hosted the Arcades Project and several other events. It will be interesting to see what retail businesses decide to sprout here, and if other future projects in the area incorporate micro-retailing into their developments.

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Press Bay Alley Pre-Sitework Photos & Renders

May 17, 2013 // by Jason Henderson

There’s an Ithaca Times article that describes this project well- the concept is to take these six existing garage enclosures and turn them into small retail spaces. This is sometimes referred to as “Micro-retailing,” a common fixture in many metropolitan areas that have focused a lot of effort on urban infill development. Can’t wait to see who fills these spaces, and I imagine that demand will be relatively strong. There aren’t many other options in Ithaca for retail spaces at this size, and it’s a good location. There’s also a poster hanging-up in the alley indicating that an entertainment venue will be part of this project, in the recently renovated building across from these garages (occupied by Life’s So Sweet and Brightworks Computer Consulting).