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Old Posted Apr 8, 2011, 9:37 PM
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Not exatly helping to densify the city, but it is close to Ithaca College. From the Ithaca Journal:

New Ithaca South Hill shopping center planned
Fall opening targeted at E. King Road site

5:55 PM, Apr. 7, 2011
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Rachel Stern

Ithaca's South Hill will soon have a new shopping center.

College Crossings will contain retail, commercial and office space, said project builder Evan Monkemeyer of Ithaca Estates Realty LLC. Located at 1061 Danby Road, the building will be located on the corner of East King Road and Route 96B. Monkemeyer said he hopes the center will open in the fall.

"We are at the stage where we have all the governmental approvals in place and we are now trying to get 50 to 60 percent of the real estate preleased," he said.

There will be eight spaces available to rent and two have been pre-leased, he added. If two or three more spaces get rented, construction will start in the spring and the center would be up and running by the fall, Monkemeyer said.

College Crossings will have two entrances to the property off Route 96B and East King Road. There also will be an 8-foot-wide pedestrian walking trail to connect College Crossings with Ithaca College and College Circle Apartments.

The first floor will contain a bank, along with retail and food establishments including a bicycle shop, bagel and coffee shop and a beauty shop, Monkemeyer said. The second floor will be used for offices. The building, along with the surrounding grounds, will have wireless internet service, he said.

For now, the focus is just getting the spaces preleased, Monkemeyer said.

"The biggest nut to crack is the recession period," he said. "We need to get tenants to pre-lease a few more properties before we can start building."

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