Harolds Square, Ithaca, NY

Commercial Development
Joint venture with L Enterprises

150,000 SF

Year Completed

Projected Completion 2020

Harolds Square, Ithaca, NY Project Overview

In 2017 McGuire Development Company and L Enterprises acquired four parcels in downtown Ithaca to continue the transformation of the Ithaca Commons into a vibrant space attracting energetic and creative tenants. Harolds Square is the first 12 story multi-use building in the heart of downtown Ithaca, just minutes from Cornell University and Ithaca College. Harolds Square offers 78 luxury apartments and 70,000 square feet of commercial space. This project will provide “new” retail, market-rate housing, and office inventory on the Ithaca Commons. The project will enhance the existing Ithaca Commons and encourage tourists, residents, and employees alike to “live, work, and play” in a vibrant community.

The Harolds Square building was designed and built with a focus on sustainability, achieving tier-three NYSERDA certification: the Harolds Square building will use at least 40% less energy than a similarly code-built building.

Harolds Square is mixed-use – consisting of professional commercial office, multifamily, and retail. Not only is the team behind Harolds Square focused on sustainability, but it is also focused on creating a sanctuary where residents can escape the everyday stressors of life. To achieve this goal, the team has created a custom aroma, working with the body’s olfactory system to create a meditative state of mind as soon as you cross the building’s threshold. In addition to the custom aroma, the team created a relaxation studio where tenants can meditate, as well as a rooftop terrace to enjoy the unparalleled views of Cayuga Lake. In addition to the physical design of the building creating a sanctuary space, Harolds Square is pet friendly and offers a state of the art dog washing station.

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"University Pediatric Dentistry, P.C. (UPD) recently completed two simultaneous and very successful projects using McGuire Development Company, LLC as our representative. On the surface this may sound like just another business arrangement but it would understate the partnership and support McGuire provided. In addition to the design and construction expertise,...
Roseann McAnulty |  Chief Operating Officer, University Pediatric Dentistry, P.C.
“Our level of trust and comfort with the professionals at McGuire Development Company is what ultimately guided us to pursue our professional vision for a state-of-the-art pediatric center. Their open communication on project costs, building designs, and return on investment gave us the realistic expectations we needed to make sound...
Dr. Rebecca Molnar |  Pediatric Center of Excellence at Wehrle Corporate Center
"We selected McGuire Development based on the integrity of the McGuire family and for their open and transparent cost process; there was complete transparency about design and attendant costs at all times before, during and at the completion of the construction process. All of the design professionals and contractors on...
Michael J. Songin, CPA CVA |  Songin CPAs CVAs Pllc
“Working on the construction of a new state-of-the-art medical center has been a rewarding and positive experience. I enthusiastically recommend McGuire Development Company and praise them for their refreshing, open, and trustworthy business standards.”
Dr. Michael Landi |  Neurosurgeon, Brain and Spine Center
“We knew there was no way we could enter into a project of this scale with just any company. We wanted a firm that would be forthcoming about costs, space requirements, and deadlines throughoutthe process.”
Dr. Loubert Suddaby |  Neurosurgeon, Omni Pain, and Wellness Center
“By building relationships with my staff, McGuire Development was able to guide CSAT through the process of obtaining a sacred historical building in the region. Creating trust within the community was imperative to the success of the move and McGuire made every effort to help us achieve that, which allowed...
J. Efrain Martinez |  Superintendent, Charter School for Applied Technologies
"I wanted to take a moment to write and thank you for the great response of your team when we lost power in our building. … This degree of responsiveness and expertise is something we continue to expect and receive from the team at McGuire Development. Whether it is addressing...
David I. Herer |  1110 Main Street Associates, LLC

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