The Special Vote Passed … What’s Next?!

Since the votes were tallied in early April, our General Manager and the expansion team has been working hard to get the expansion project going.  In April we held two all staff meetings where we discussed our proposed store layout, brainstormed ideas for new products and services, and collected general expansion feedback.  It’s all starting to come together and it’s truly been a cooperative effort.

Just this week, we passed our first site plan evaluation and now we can move this design forward for final site plan approval by the City in June or July.

Here’s the aerial view of our NEW West End store:

The West End Expansion featuring 148 parking spaces, 35,500 sq ft building with 16,500 sq ft of retail store, and 5,200 sq ft of mezzanine offices.

Expansion Project Timeline

To keep you up-to-date, here’s a condensed timeline of the expansion project as it is presently progressing. Much of these items overlap because we are on a compressed timeframe to reach completion. These dates are subject to change.

May 1  – July 31, 2018

Design and construction documents produced

May 22, 2018

First Site Plan Evaluation PASSED!

June 11, 2018

Board of Directors Meeting: Board (Council) review and approval of lease at 770 Cascadilla St and review and approval of construction agreement

June 26. 2018

City of Ithaca: Final Site Plan Approval for West End expansion

July 20, 2018

GreenStar to approve purchase agreement for the sale of 700 & 702 West Buffalo Street properties. Closing to occur sometime in 2019

August 31, 2018

GreenStar to obtain lender financing for West End expansion

September 2018 – November 2018

Cultivate Your Co-op! Capital Campaign for GreenStar Owners to invest in West End expansion through the purchase of Investment Shares!

December 2018 – June 2019

Focus on organizational preparedness

May – September 2019

Order equipment and store fixtures

September – December 2019

Store fit-out of equipment and fixtures, test systems, stock inventory etc.

December 2019

Move in and transition to new consolidated location

January 2020

Grand Opening for our NEW West End store at 770 Cascadilla Street!!

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