Breckinridge Place and Seneca Way Progress Photos, December 2013

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Breckinridge Place and its 50 units move closer to completion. In his last update, Jason over at Ithaca Builds noted the removal of bricks for what he surmised to be the architectural shades, although in the renderings they were located only two-thirds up the windows, rather than at the top. These photos seem to support that. The building is slated to open in early 2014, and at least from the outside, it looks like only minor work remains.

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Across downtown, Seneca Way is putting the finishing touches on its eastern facade as it inches toward its opening date this month (haven’t heard specifics, so I’m assuming a soft opening). Apart from a few details like installation of garage doors on the ground level, signage and some ground work, this building is nearly complete as well. Seneca Way brings 38 apartments and 8,600 sq ft of office space to downtown Ithaca.





Seneca Way Updates, 07/2013

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My compliments to the DIA for deciding to use renderings as wall posters on the construction barriers of Ithaca Commons.

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Seneca Way still has two floors to go before topping out, although the stairwells appear to be fully built out.  Wall panels are in place up to the fourth floor, and the wood reinforcements on the fifth floor suggest installation will begin shortly. Seneca Way will add 38 apartments and 8,600 sq ft of office space to downtown when it is completed in Spring 2014.  The office space will be fully occupied by Warren Real Estate and the non-profit Park Foundation, which had also been looking at space in the Cayuga Green Condos before that project went all-residential.

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I assume that the Argos Inn is open for guests at this time. The landscaping is tidy and the new 13-room boutique hotel breathes life into the ca. 1831 Cowdry House, which once served as the headquarters for Duncan Hines. The last owners, non-profit Unity House  (a treatment/rehab facility), moved up to Lansing right by the mall.