Green Street Garage to close, trade patterns altered as area construction begins

ITHACA, N.Y. –– With construction set to start on developer Jeff Rimland’s Ithacan tower, and shortly following, a redevelopment of a western apportionment of a Green Street Garage by a Vecino group, City officials have announced that a Garage will strictly tighten and trade patterns will be shifted to accommodate crews and equipment.

Beginning a week of Mar 22, trade lanes on East Green Street will be shifted approximately 4 feet to a south, and reduced to 10’ wide, between South Cayuga Street and a tuning fork. The line change will be in place for a generation of a dispersion and successive redevelopment on Green Street, that could take until 2023, yet expected sooner.

The Green Street Garage will be sealed for parking commencement Monday, in expectation of dispersion and redevelopment. The garage, hopefully, will have a earlier reopening date than a finish of area redevelopment, with re-opening expected for late Fall 2021.


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According to Bruce Adib-Yazdi, a VP of growth for Vecino, notwithstanding a approaching closures and trade changes, crews operative on a garage plan won’t be violation belligerent strictly until midst to late April. “We are still in a authorised / financing entertainment and operative by all a sum with a city. (We) don’t have an approaching start date,” he said.

As a plan progresses, proxy closures of a north line (garage side) of East Green Street might be required to accommodate dispersion and redevelopment operations. Pedestrian track detours will be posted in sequence to safeguard continued protected entrance to Commons businesses and amenities during dispersion and construction phases. Due to a inlet of this line shift, a bicycle line on this apportionment of East Green Street will be taken for a generation of a project. 

For open parking, both Seneca Street and Cayuga Street offer monthly parking passes for employees. Plus, hourly and daily parking is accessible in those garages. Also, hourly on-street parking is accessible around downtown. You can compensate for a on-street parking use regulating compensate stations located around a city or by a ParkMobile app. Additional information about parking, travel alternatives, and a Green Street Redevelopment Project can be found on a city’s website underneath “Parking News” here as good as on a Downtown Ithaca Alliance website here. Updates will be posted as they turn available.

Access to Cinemapolis, Ithaca’s indie film entertainment on E. Green Street, will be accessible by a construction period.

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