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Seneca Way Interior Photos & Apartments

February 17, 2014 // by Jason Henderson

Seneca Way Apartments hosted a tour last Thursday evening, and I had the opportunity to take some photos of a one bedroom that has been furnished for a model, and a two bedroom unit. Representatives from CSP Management (the building managers) and Newman Development Group explained the features of the building, answered questions, and showed a large crowd around the new building.
The finishes are quite nice, and the units themselves are well laid out, and very modern. The kitchens feature Corian countertops, solid cabinetry, stainless steel Whirlpool appliances, and each unit has its own Whirlpool Duet washer & dryer. The living rooms are all adjacent to the kitchen, with a bar counter in between, and pendant lighting. Some of the bathrooms appear to be ADA-adaptable, with low clearances for entries, and toilets far enough from the wall to install the proper sizing and clearances for grab bars. All bathroom floors are tile, and shower units are fiberglass. The master bedrooms in each two bedroom unit (types C & D) have large walk-in closets, and a private bath off the bedroom.
Warren Real Estate‘s new offices look completed, and by the end of this month, the Park Foundation will begin moving-in.




Floor plans from Seneca Way’s website:

Seneca Way Nighttime Photos

January 20, 2014 // by Jason Henderson

It’s always interesting seeing how buildings turn out looking at nighttime. Much of it seems to reflect the lighting decisions, facade texture, and colors. I’m a fan of these LED pole lights lighting the curve along the sidewalk- they give a solid definition to the property boundaries, and may provide a good visual cue to drivers.
Several of the units look completely finished from the outside, as I imagine the unlit ones probably are as well. The second level 8,600 SF Class-A office space for Warren Real Estate and the Park Foundation is still being worked on, along with some aspects of the exterior like support column wraps and garage doors.



Seneca Way Landscaping & Photo Update

November 10, 2013 // by Jason Henderson

The Newman Development/ Warren Real Estate project at 140 Seneca Way is set to open less than two months from now. There’s been considerable landscaping progress since I last swung around- new concrete poured for the western lot and ground-level parking beneath the building, as well as soil and plantings. Besides the fill-in of the missing section of facade, I doubt we’ll see much more change on the outside beyond this point. It’s been nice watching this one go up- definitely a swift pace. Browse the first project page here for photos going all the way back to the demolition of the former Challenge Industries building.
Not long from now, Ithaca will be welcoming 32 new one-bedroom apartments, six two-bedroom apartments, and 8,600 square feet of office space for Warren Real Estate and the Park Foundation.




Seneca Way Exterior Insulation Going Up

September 5, 2013 // by Jason Henderson

Lifts with crews are making their way up the exterior facade to install insulation before the facade is applied, much like Breckenridge, although the facade material will be much lighter on Seneca Way than the brick facade on Breckenridge (brick has also become quite expensive these days). The insulation material is a form of EIFS, which stands for Exterior Insulation Finishing System, which is generally paired with a mesh, a base coat, then a finish coat of an acrylic or latex-based textured finish.



Seneca Way Project Description

May 9, 2013 // by James Douglas

Seneca-Way-proj narative photo

Seneca Way will be a new five-story mixed used building on the site of the former Challenge Industries building, at the bottom of East State Street. Seneca Way will be home to 32 one-bedroom apartments, six two-bedroom apartments, and 8,600 sq. ft. of office space.
Seneca Way is expected to be completed in Spring 2014, with two office anchor tenants moving in shortly thereafter:, Warren Real Estate (also partners in the project) and the Park Foundation. Seneca Way was financed in part by New Market Tax Credits, a federal tax credit meant to attract investment to “low-income” communities, and private funding from Tompkins Trust Company, M&T Bank, and PNC Bank.
Seneca Way will feature upscale market-rate apartments, with corresponding designer kitchens and amenities such as an on-site health club, and under-building parking.