The Seneca Place on the Commons building in Downtown Ithaca has changed hands.
Owner and original developer Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation of Buffalo sold the property for $23.64 million to “Hotel Syracuse LLC.” According to legal filings, the LLC shares a suburban Buffalo address with other businesses and LLCs maintained by father-and-son developers Anthony and Nicholas Cutaia.
The 186,000-square-foot mixed-use project at 130 East Seneca Street was built in 2005, and was one of the early major projects in Downtown Ithaca’s recent renaissance. The nine-story building hosts the 104-room Hilton Garden Inn hotel and about 102,000 square feet of office space primarily occupied by Cornell University. The ground floor hosts Starbucks and Kilpatrick’s Publick House.