ITHACA, N.Y. — Looks like Pat Kraft’s Dryden South project — at 205 Dryden Road in Ithaca’s Collegetown — has a website up and running.

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The 10-unit, 40 bedroom project will start site clearing in a few weeks, with excavation/foundation work going through the summer (according to an interview conducted by the Sun, Kraft hopes to have structural steel rising by the time students get back in late August).

The 6-story, 65′ building will house Kraftee’s on its first floor, with two units of four bedrooms each on each floor above.

Units will be available for rent starting next August.

A neat little detail from the site is this old conceptual sketch done by Jagat Sharma for the site:

Note the April 2009 date at lower right; this project has been in the planning stages for years, even though it only hit the Planning Board last Spring. On a personal note, I’m glad this hulking box didn’t end up being the final design.

Here are some more renderings courtesy of the builders’ website:

And an overview of the project posted on the builders’ website:

Dryden South will soon be located at 207 Dryden Road in Ithaca, NY, just walking distance from Cornell University and all that Collegetown has to offer. The six story state of the art building will feature 10 four bedroom (130-140 square feet each) suites with spacious closets, two full baths per suite, and a 240 square foot living room openly connected to the kitchen.

All suites are fully-furnished and will have unique views of Collegetown from the 2nd floor up to the Penthouse suites. Amenities include a private laundry facility, on-site fitness center and indoor bike storage. The building will be secure and will require a key card to access the suites. An elevator will be available to access all floors including the basement. The first floor will be occupied by Kraftees, a privately owned, collegiate apparel and textbook store catering to the students of Cornell University and Ithaca College.

See related: Understand the Collegetown housing boom


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Brian Crandall

Brian Crandall reports on housing and development for the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached at bcrandall@ithacavoice.com.