By ANNIE BUI
In the next few years, Ithacans and visitors alike may notice some stark changes to the Ithaca skyline — primarily as a result of multi-story hotel projects that may crop up downtown.
Marriott Hotel to Break Ground Later this Year
This week, it was announced that Binghamton-based firm William H. Lane will be the general contractor for the downtown Ithaca Marriott project, according to the construction blog Ithaca Builds. The 10-story hotel will boast 160 guest rooms, a restaurant and meeting space.
Final design submissions of the construction site and hotel were presented to the City Planning and Development Board in October 2012, according to Ithaca Builds. The hotel will be located on the corner of Aurora and Green Streets.
The cost of development for the hotel is projected at $32 million, according to Ithaca Builds. The project is expected to break ground later this year, with an estimated completion date of spring 2017.
The developer for the project is Bethesda, Maryland-based Urgo Hotels.
Pictured above is a rendering of the planned nine-story tower expansion to the Hotel Ithaca, which has yet to break ground. (Courtesy of the City of Ithaca)