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Public Auction for Cayuga Inlet Waterfront Property in Ithaca

8.162± Acres | Minimum Bid: $2,850,000
Public Auction for Cayuga Inlet Waterfront Property in Ithaca

Live Auction Recording

The live auction was conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. Watch a recording of the auction.

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Recording of Ithaca Live Auction

Property Overview

The property to be auctioned is an 8.162± acre parcel with extensive frontage on the Cayuga Inlet. The property has historically been used as a NYS Department of Transportation Maintenance facility.  The site is accessible from Third Street Extension. A portion is encumbered by an easement for the Cayuga Waterfront Trail.

The site is currently improved with an office building containing 15,220 square feet and a 4,000 square foot storage building. Additional improvements include access driveways and paved parking areas, which accommodate approximately 45 vehicles.


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Ithaca Waterfront Property For Sale at Public Auction

Property Details

Location: 683 3rd Street
                 Ithaca, NY, 14850
                 Tompkins County

Lot Size: 8.162± acres; 0.781± acre encumbered by Cayuga Waterfront Trail; 7.381± usable. 


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Deed: Various

Tax Map ID: Portion of 37.-1-1

Taxes: State-owned real property is exempt from taxes. Prospective buyers should contact the local assessor for further information:

Tompkins County Assessment Office
Jay Franklin, Director
128 E.  Buffalo St.  
Annex Building C
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone:  607-274-5517 

Zoning: MD-Market District 

City of Ithaca 
Gino Leonardi, Zoning Administrator
108 E. Green St.
3rd Floor
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-274-6513
Fax: 607-274-6558

Utilities: Electricity, telephone, cable, natural gas, public water and sewer.

Easements: Highway and utility. Cayuga Waterfront Trail.

Environmental: Prospective bidders are welcome to investigate the environmental condition of the premises as it relates to their own individual requirements for their proposed uses. Reasonable accommodations will be made for access.

Historic: In accordance with NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law, the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) has determined that the property is not historically significant and does not meet the eligibility criteria for inclusion in the State and National Registers of Historic Places.

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Primary Contact
Dan Quinlan | [email protected] | 518-486-2886
OGS Land Management | [email protected] | 518-474-2195    

Tom LaLiberte
Dale Pinckney
Bob VanDeloo
Laura Graham
Corey Landy


Legal Services | [email protected] | 518-474-8831

Thomas Pohl
Frank Pallante
Chad Cook