Parking News


The Green Street Garage will be closing temporarily for reconstruction on March 29, 2021. Garage re-opening is anticipated for Summer 2022.  

The existing Green Street Garage will undergo demolition this Spring 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. Demolition of the existing garage is scheduled to begin in March 29, 2021.

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

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.

Green Street Redevelopment Project- Green Street Lane Shifts

Beginning the week of March 22, 2021, traffic lanes on East Green Street will be shifting to accommodate the Green Street Redevelopment Project. Both lanes of traffic on East Green Street will be shifted approximately 4 feet to the south, and reduced to 10’ wide, between South Cayuga Street and the tuning fork. The lane shift will be in place for the duration of the demolition and subsequent redevelopment on Green Street.

As the project progresses, temporary closures of the north lane (garage side) of East Green Street may be necessary to accommodate demolition and redevelopment operations. Pedestrian route detours will be posted in order to ensure continued safe access to Commons businesses and amenities during demolition and construction phases.

Updates will be posted here as they become available.