Construction is underway on a new housing development in Ithaca’s Collegetown neighborhood. On a recent afternoon, a crew filled in the foundation for the future Collegetown Crossing. The building is set to open next summer with just under 50 apartments. It’s down the street from Cornell University, in a bustling area with several other student developments.
Even more housing is needed in Ithaca, though. The Ithaca Voice recently reported that housing construction between 2006 and 2014 only met about half the demand projected in a 2006 study. The study also didn’t account for rising student populations, and Cornell added more than 2,000 students during those years. The Collegetown Crossing project is one of several new housing sites in the neighborhood.