Planners Envision Numerous New C-Town, Campus Projects

As construction continues to be a fixture of Collegetown, Tuesday’s Col­legetown Neighborhood Council meeting focused on the numerous development projects — some that have already broken ground and others that remain undefined concepts —and the potential housing and business opportunities to be derived from them. JoAnn Cornish, director of planning and economic development for the City of Ithaca, began the meeting by presenting a list of the projects. “People had been sitting on projects for a long time, waiting for the economy to get better.” Cornish said. “A lot of the real estate in Collegetown is some of the most expensive real estate in the United States.”
One of the Collegetown projects pending approval is for 302 to 306 College Ave., which would require the demolition of seven buildings to make room for 102 apartments, according to Cornish. An approved development at 307 College Ave.