Library Place

Plans to turn Ithaca’s old library site on Cayuga and Court streets into senior housing are moving along. The property, located at 310-314 N. Cayuga St., was sold in September to Travis Hyde Properties. After a few quiet months, last week the developer announced it has partnered with Bridges Cornell Heights, a local senior living provider. Hayes Strategy is collaborating with Travis Hyde Properties to coordinate and manage the project.

“The new residences will blend the Travis Hyde Properties expertise in property development with the Bridges Cornell Heights innovative approach to senior living,” a news release said.

Hayes Strategy has teamed with the LeChase Construction, Holt Architects, and Travis Hyde Properties

Project Press

A collection of media articles and press about the Old Library Senior Living Transformation project.

Project Services

Design Phase

Project Coordination

Provide project coordination between consultants, government agencies, the Owner and tenants, including coordination of design to provide infrastructure for tenant equipment and program needs

Facilitate Reviews

Facilitate constructability reviews and value engineering reviews with the consultants and the Owner

Team Management

Manage the design team from planning, schematic design, design development, and construction documents. Facilitate plan review meetings with government agencies, the community, the Owner and tenants to review and confirm the design at all phases

Community Relations


Develop presentations for community engagement sessions

Construction Phase

Oversight & Monitoring

Provide on-site oversight, daily construction monitoring. Monitor status of building inspections, testing, field investigations, etc.

Financial Success Management

Manage the financial success of the project including contractor payment applications, design invoices and amendments, and contractor change orders

Project Schedule & Meetings

Conduct construction progress meetings with architect, contractors, government agencies, Owner and tenant. Manage agendas, meeting minutes and action items. Provide updated project schedule, and collaborate with contractor on ‘2-week look ahead’ for site coordination

Team Communication

Communicate with the architect, contractor and the Owner regarding daily progress and action items associated with construction

Oversee Submittal

Oversee a timely submittal process between the architect and contractor

Final Acceptance & Move-In

Final Inspection

Facilitate process of final inspections and punch out in a timely manner to expedite the Certificate of Occupancy

Closeout & Move-In

Manage closeout & warranty. Manage move-in of tenant equipment, casework, staff, etc as necessary

Scope of Services throughout the project

Project Reports

Develop project reports on a recurring basis to meet the needs of the Owner including project summaries, photographs, budget updates, cost reports, schedule updates, action items, etc.

Project Schedule

Develop a Master Project Schedule and collaborate with designers and contractors throughout the project to track critical path activities and achieve milestone deadlines

Project Budget

Develop a comprehensive budget that includes hard and soft costs. Provide budget updates at each milestone of the project based on architect opinion of probable costs, contractor proposals, vendor proposals, infrastructure costs, permitting fees, etc.