After what seemed like an endless amount of time on construction and improvements, the Ithaca Commons Project is finally completed.
City officials celebrated the completion on Monday at the site of La Fontana di Raimondo DeVincentis, the new granite fountain in Bank Alley. The Ithaca Commons Project started with a budget of $9.5 million in the spring of 2013, but it eventually grew to over $15 million.
During the celebration of the fountain project on Monday, Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick reminisced on other projects that have been completed.
“We also have celebrated the playground, the pavilion, the footprints, and this is the last one,” Myrick said. “And I think this one is very special because those of us who studies cities know the first thing you need to have a city is clean water, and we are blessed with clean water here in the Finger Lakes.”