Chain Works District Redevelopment Project

Client: Unchained Properties, LLC and Fagan Engineers & Land Surveyors, P.C.
City and Town of Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York

The Chain Works District Redevelopment Project is comprised of the former Morse Chain Company/Emerson Power Transmission facility, which is located on an approximately 95-acre parcel traversing the municipal boundaries of the City and Town of Ithaca, in Tompkins County, New York.  Unchained Properties, LLC is proposing to redevelop and rehabilitate the existing 821,200 square foot facility into a mixed-use project, which will include residential, commercial, office, and industrial uses throughout the site.  The NRHP-eligible Morse Chain Works Historic District (which includes six contributing buildings) comprises the buildings within the site.
In support of the SEQRA review for the project, EDR prepared a Phase 1A archaeological survey for the Chain Works District Redevelopment to evaluate the potential for significant archaeological resources at the site.  No archaeologically sensitive resources were identified, and no additional work was recommended.  The project is an exciting opportunity for the Ithaca community to reinvigorate this unique historic asset.
A copy of the Phase 1A Archaeological Survey prepared by EDR is available here: Chain Works District Redevelopment Project_Phase 1A Archaeological Survey Report.