Starting in mid-March 2021, Green Street Garage will be closing for an 8-month period due to construction.

Parking inside the Green Street Garage and surface lot in front of Cinemapolis WILL NOT be available during this time.

The existing Green Street Garage will undergo demolition this Spring to make way for much-needed improvements. When completed, the new garage will feature a total of 7 levels of parking, with an increase of 241 spaces.

This project comes in combination with the Asteri and the Ithacan development projects.

Together, these two projects will result in the construction of two 11- story buildings, with 181 permanently affordable living units above a community conference center and  200 market-rate apartments. 

These projects will transform Green Street, with reimagined public spaces and much-needed infrastructure updates. Demolition of the existing garage is scheduled to begin in March 2021.  

  • Rendering view from the backside of Autumn Leaves Used Bookstore.

  • Rendering view of building from above Tompkins County Public Library

  • Street-level view rendering from across Green Street.
  • Rendering view between the buildings from Home Dairy Alley.

Construction Updates & Impacts to Daily Routines:

Monthly parking permits are no longer being renewed or issued for the Green Garage past the end of February 2021.

Monthly passes are available for the Cayuga and Seneca Street Garages as well as other on-street & remote parking options. Daily parking spaces may be available in the Green Street Garage in the early part of March until it closes for construction.

Noteworthy Project Milestones

In Mid-March 2021, the Green Garage will be closing for construction.

Parking & Commuting Alternatives

The closure of the Green Street Garage for reconstruction will create some temporary inconveniences to your daily commute and parking needs downtown.  There are several transportation program  alternatives and alternate parking options to help you navigate getting to and from downtown while our downtown is busy building and growing.

Join Go Ithaca!

The City of Ithaca & Downtown Ithaca Alliance created GO ITHACA, a FREE transportation benefits program open to downtown residents and commuters. Join GO ITHACA for all of these free perks!

-Free 40 Ride TCAT (transit) Pass; Discounts on monthly pass thereafter

$50 Ithaca Carshare Credit

Free $50 gift certificate for biking and walking gear

Free Park & Pool / Park & Ride Program and more!

To register for GO ITHACA, visit or call (607) 391-1389.  

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Alternative Parking Garages in Downtown

In Downtown Ithaca, there are two centrally located parking garages.

Cayuga Street Garage

Seneca Street Garage

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On-Street Parking Options

The City of Ithaca has made parking on the street easier than ever!  You will find pay stations located in many city blocks both downtown and in Collegetown. 

The pay stations accept exact cash (dollar bills and coins), credit and debit cards.  You need to know your license plate number when using the pay stations!

You can also pay for on-street parking using the ParkMobile App available for download on Apple and Android devices.
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Pedestrian Access to the Commons via Green Street

While the construction projects are underway, pedestrian walkways between Green Street and the Ithaca Commons will be re-rerouted around the construction area.  Please check back for updated routes.