TREE Final Building Permit Approved

On October 24, 2013, the final building permit was approved for EcoVillage at Ithaca’s third neighborhood, TREE.  The Town of Ithaca approved going ahead with the four story Common House, which will include 15 apartments and extensive common facilities, including a large kitchen and dining hall, a shared laundry, a sitting room and a large multi-purpose room, as well as two guest rooms. The apartments will range from a 420 square foot studio to a spacious 2-3 bedroom apartment of 1150 square feet.

TREE, LLC has contracted with a local builder, McPherson, to pour the foundation and build the shell of the building. TREE will hire other local contractors to install plumbing, electric , insulation, interior walls, cabinets and more.

TREE has been under construction since fall of 2012, and the first building permits for seven homes were approved in November, 2012.