WPD led the project approvals, project coordination, and site planning for the Marriott, (then titled "Hotel Ithaca"). The project team purchased the land for the City of Ithaca and oversaw the transfer of land by the Common council/City of Ithaca to the Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency; oversaw the CIITAP and IDA tax incentive process; and received zoning variances for area and height. WPD worked on the design with Gensler Architecture, (New York Office) and the project received preliminary and final Site Plan Approval by the city. Today the Marriott features first-class hospitality and dining and is integrated as part of the Ithaca Commons and “Restaurant Row”.
Role: Project Manager
Key Personnel: Scott Whitham, Catherine DeAlmeida