Cayuga Medical Associates Construction Update, 2/2019

27 02 2019

With the exception of landscaping and some minor interior and exterior finishing work, the new $7.8 million, 28,200 SF Cayuga Medical Associates medical office building is practically complete. A bit later than first anticipated, but one of the largest projects Ithaca’s McPherson Builders has taken on, so congrats to them for getting the job done. Kudos to HOLT Architects as well, for creating something that looks as good if not better than the renderings.

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If you read down this far, thanks! Here’s what you get for your trouble. I’ve long touted the concept plan for a denser, mixed-use Community Corners. There appears to be some real progress on that front. Here are some concept renders for “Upland Heights”, a proposed retail and condominium development on vacant land next to the existing Community Corners complex. It is a sketch plan and the formal proposal has only been partially submitted (postponed a month), so no Voice write-up until there’s enough firm documentation to go with the renders, elevations and site plan. In terms of walkable mixed-use to the commercial neighbors and design aesthetics, it could use some work, but it at least shows serious development plans are underway. A denser, mixed-use Community Corners is looking increasingly plausible in the years ahead.


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27 02 2019
Ex-Ithacan

I think a denser Community Corners is a nice idea, but I do wonder about the traffic pattern with an increase in vehicles in a area with odd angles of entry and only stop signs. I suppose the renderings you’ve posted are an attempt to give an Ivy League look, but not really my cup of tea. btw, I use to work at the Sunoco gas station (at Hanshaw and Pleasant Grove) when it was a full service station.

27 02 2019
CornellPhD

Wow! Did not expect that development to be at Community Corners when you posted the pic on your Twitter; thought for sure it would be one of the Carpenter buildings.

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