How We Help Grow Business in Downtown

The Downtown Ithaca Alliance assists businesses and investors interested in downtown Ithaca projects.

Because the Downtown Ithaca Alliance is charged with preserving and developing the central downtown core as the region’s center for banking and finance, business and professional offices, government and community services, downtown residences, specialty shops, restaurants, arts and entertainment, the Downtown Ithaca Alliance is always available to help. While the Downtown Ithaca Alliance does not write business or developer plans, DIA staff can help you create them, will critique them, will help you understand and navigate through City codes, and can help with financial packaging.

Services We Provide

  • Available retail space listing
  • Available office space listing
  • Properties for sale
  • Maintaining and updating the ten year strategic plan
  • Working with developers and investors to find & craft projects
  • Business recruitment & attraction
  • Helping existing businesses expand and grow
  • Providing market data
  • Providing start-up business assistance
  • Retail needs assessment

The DIA offers its services at no charge and all inquiries are handled with strict confidentiality. You are encouraged to call or e-mail Gary Ferguson, Executive Director at: or call (607) 277-8679

Current Projects in Downtown


Finding Space Downtown

Office Vacancies

Downtown Ithaca Alliance works with property owners and property managers to keep an up to date detailed list of all available office spaces in the Downtown District. Take a look. Alliance staff are also able to work with you to help match your business to the right space.

Retail Vacancies

Retail spaces come in all shapes and sizes.  The Downtown Ithaca Alliance maintains a listing of all available spaces and can help you find the right size space for your retail shop.  Take a look at what is available today.

Market Studies

Learn about Market Demand Studies conducted by the Downtown Ithaca Alliance.

Market Studies

Public Documents

See public documents such as the Downtown Ithaca 2020 Strategic Plan and the City of Ithaca Comprehensive Plan.

Public Documents

Where to Park

Free parking: On weekdays, 8:00pm – 3:00am in the garages and 6:00pm – 3:00am on the street.

All day Saturdays & Sundays except when special event parking rates inside the garages apply.

  • Seneca Street Garage
  • Green Street Garage
  • Cayuga Street Garage
  • Valet Parking Downtown
Explore Parking

Any Questions?

If you are interested in bringing your business downtown, give us - the Downtown Ithaca Alliance - a call and we can discuss your needs and connect you with the right people! 607-277-8679!

About the DIA