Leading Downtown Developer Will Share His Green Building Journey at March 16th Quarterly Meeting

John Guttridge, along with his business partner David Kuckuk, has forged an innovative path on the west side of the Commons, breathing new life into West State/MLK and Green Streets. Their company, Urban Core, LLC, has provided an exciting example of how to transform old structures into fresh-looking, low-carbon buildings that help create a vibrant neighborhood.

Urban Core now has four buildings committed to the Ithaca 2030 District: Press Bay Alley, Press Bay Court, the old Ithaca Journal building, and 120 S. Cayuga St.

Guttridge will be the featured speaker at the next quarterly meeting of the Ithaca 2030 District Partners. He'll discuss what inspired him to become one of the leaders in the city's green revitalization, the major challenges that he's faced, how he's tackled them, and what he's learned from the experience. He'll also provide a glimpse of his plans for future redevelopment downtown.

Be sure to attend the meeting on March 16th to hear how to creatively and pragmatically carry out renovations that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, build value, improve the quality of life for the folks who work and live in those buildings, and strengthen the community at large.