Elmira Savings Bank
Elmira Savings Bank | Ithaca, NY
Elmira Savings Bank’s renovation transforms a previously underutilized community brick building into a renewed and inviting commercial space. Originally built in the early 1900s, the building has housed many businesses. The building was vacant and deteriorating for years before Elmira Savings Bank purchased and renovated it, and subsequently transformed a major downtown Ithaca intersection.
The restoration of the 5,000sf building includes a renewed entry, an upgraded building envelope for improved energy efficiency, and a 1,600sf brick and glass addition that brings new life to the historic structure. The interior features a complete gut and renovation that creates a bright, lively, efficient, and engaging commercial banking and office area. Site work included improved access, parking, a drive-through service window with new canopy cover, and landscape features such as shrubs, perennials, and ornamental grasses all around. With a focus on sustainability, the building also features sun shades, and an all-electric heating/cooling plant.
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- 5,000 sf Renovation
- 1,600 sf Addition
- Transforms an Underutilized Community Building
- Award: Historic Ithaca, Merit Award for Adaptive Reuse and Rehabilitation, 2018
- Completed 2017