News Flash

City of Ithaca News

Posted on: June 25, 2021


Photo Credit: Allison Usavage (Green Street Garage)


Beginning Tuesday, July 27, 2021, Home Dairy Alley will be closed underneath the parking garage. The closure is expected to last through February. Home Dairy Alley will remain open between Center Ithaca and Mate Factor. To get to or from the south side of Green Street to the Commons, all pedestrians will need to cross Green Street at the Cayuga St intersection, follow the pedestrian path along the east side of City Hall, and go through the scaffolding just south of Harolds Square. The existing crosswalk in front of the center of the garage will remain open to the extent required to serve Cinemapolis. Cinemapolis will remain open throughout construction and all pedestrians will need to enter and exit Cinemapolis from the south side and through the crosswalk and light right in front of the building.

Please also note that there will be short periods of time where the scaffolding just south of Harolds Square will have restricted access. It will be staffed by flaggers to restrict traffic only when sections of the garage immediately adjacent to the scaffolding are being dismantled and could potentially pose a hazard. We apologize for any inconvenience and will do our best to keep traffic flowing freely, but our primary goal is to ensure nobody gets hurt or is put at risk. Thank you for your cooperation.  

Demolition of the Western portion of the Green Street Garage is currently underway.
Garage re-opening is anticipated for late Fall 2021.

The existing Green Street Garage will undergo demolition this Summer to make way for much needed improvements. When completed, the new garage will feature a total of 7 levels of parking, with an increase of 95 spaces This project comes in combination with the Asteri and the Ithacan development projects. Together, these projects will result in the construction of two 11- story buildings, with 181 permanently affordable living units above a community conference center and 200 market rate apartments. These projects will transform Green Street, with reimagined public spaces and much needed infrastructure updates.

Transportation alternatives are available to city residents and workers through GO ITHACA, a free transportation benefits program from The City of Ithaca and Downtown Ithaca Alliance. Join GO ITHACA for all of these free perks!

  • Free 40 Ride TCAT (transit) Pass; Discounts on monthly pass thereafter 
  • $50 Ithaca Carshare Credit
  • Free $50 gift certificate for biking and walking gear
  • Free Park & Pool / Park & Ride Program
  • And More! 

To register for GO ITHACA, visit or call (607) 391-1389.

Questions about parking in the city can be directed to Kelly Rogers at: (607) 882-2352 or or Lisa Sperger (607) 279-3217

For any additional inquiries or information please contact City of Ithaca Senior Planner, Jennifer Kusznir at

More information about this project can also be found on the Downtown Ithaca Alliance website here.

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