Since the last quarterly meeting in December, five new buildings have joined the Ithaca 2030 District, adding just over 55,000 square feet of committed space.
Two of the new additions, Lev Kitchen and the ReUse MegaCenter, are participants in the recently established tenant program. This program makes it possible for businesses that don't own the building they operate in to become members. Tenant members commit to the same 2030 goals as the property owner members.
The ReUse MegaCenter at Triphammer Marketplace is the third building that Finger Lakes ReUse, Inc. has committed to the district. Outside the formal boundaries of the district, like the Paleontological Research Institution on West Hill, the MegaCenter has been designated a satellite district.
The remaining three new buildings are 102 E. State St., the location of the downtown Cornell Store; 108-12 W. State St., the new Stream Collaborative home; and 120 S. Cayuga St., the latest Urban Core building to join and the location of Ithaca Piercing and Tattoo.
With these new buildings, the Ithaca 2030 District reaches a watershed moment: we've now passed the half-million square feet mark, a target that we've been focused on since the launch of the district in 2016. In fact, the Ithaca 2030 District now consists of 38 buildings, 30 property members, and a total of 518,775 committed square feet.