Crescent Commons

47-Unit Apartment Complex, Ithaca, NY


MEP/FP, Structural

Completed 2018

150,000 SF


IPD Engineering

VIP Architectural Associates

VIP Structures

This adaptive re-use project brings new life back to the historic Crescent Commons Corset Factory, a vacant 1920’s brick building that encompasses an entire block of Main Street in Cortland. The renovated mixed-use facility features 47 market rate and affordable residential units with amenities including a lounge, exercise room, and private courtyard.

IPD’s team of engineers approached the design with a highly tailored and innovative approach that kept construction costs minimized while being sensitive to practicalities and costs of property management post-completion.

This project was a partnership between Cortland-based real estate developer David Yaman and Housing Visions, a Syracuse based nonprofit, with grant support from Empire State Development, National Grid, and the City of Cortland.