The Lux (232-236 Dryden Road) Construction Update, 9/2018

4 10 2018

Just noting that this project is complete and updated in the Ithaca Project Map accordingly. A lot of folks may not be fans of high-end student housing, but at least the design is attractive (kudos to STREAM Collaborative, they’ve got an open house Friday evening if you want a sneak peak at their latest project designs) and it’s 206 wealthy college kids who won’t be driving the price up on existing housing units elsewhere. Interior shots of the common spaces (gym, study room, rooftop deck lounge) can be found here.

Quick aside, the official street addresses are 112 Summit Avenue for The Lux South, and 114 Summit Avenue for The Lux North.

 

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4 10 2018
CornellPhD

I’ve gone back and forth on this and my ultimate verdict is it’s really not great from a design perspective. I’m glad it’s warehousing students closer to campus and extracting them from the rest of Collegetown, but the balconies and yellow and white siding just do not come together. I forecast it ages poorly and doesn’t stay a “luxury” destination for that many years.

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