125 North Fulton St. Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 273-4611
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Building the Building

architecture drawing
Architect's drawing of our new location, completed in the Fall 2002.
Time Line

September, 2002
September 2002 September 2002
Moving the boulder. Our new sign.
Opening Day, August 19, 2002
Opening Day, August 19, 2002 Opening Day, August 19, 2002
Dan Hoffman, Jim Shutter, Gene Brennan, and our first line of customers
August 2002
August 2002 August 2002
View from Seneca Street, Lazure painted walls.
July 2002
July 2002 July 2002
View from Seneca Street as the brick goes up
June 2002
June 2002 June 2002
Bricks before and after
May 2002
May 2002 May 2002
Views from State Street and Seneca Street
April 2002
April 2002 April 2002
Wrapped in Tyvek, the staff visits the site
March 2002
March 2002 March 2002
Bill Myers, CEO, describes the plans to staff
February 2002
February 2002 February 2002
Signing of the Beams
January 2002
January 2002 January 2002
The look of the building emerges, with the roof sheeted
and tar papered, and the arch defined.
January 2002 January 2002
The roof trusses go on.
December 2001
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The building takes shape as the steel structure goes up.
November 2001
November 2001 November 2001
Pouring the concrete into the waffle foundation.
October 2001

October 2001
Director of Consumer Lending,
Ronda Porras thinks daughter
Veronica Johnson should wear
her hard hat while
breaking ground.

October 2001
Crowds at the groundbreaking.

October 2001
Preparing for the waffle foundation.
November 2000

November 2000

What's that big hole?
Environmental remediation.
September 2000

September 2000

Nothing but rubble.
July 2000

July 2000
Going, going.

July 2000

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June 28,2000

Demolition begins 06/28/00 at the
corner of Fulton and Seneca Streets.

June 29,2000

June 29,2000
March 2000

March 2000

The building site is being readied
for the upcoming demolition work.
Bids are being accepted for asbestos
remediation and demolition.

Groundbreaking is tentatively
scheduled for late Spring.

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As Alternatives Credit Union has grown and changed, our use of the Credit Path model of financial empowerment has changed as well. Originally developed by Bill Myers as a way of understanding our members' financial situations and incorporating that into our business planning, the Credit Path describes where people are situated at various points along a continuum between poverty and self-sufficiency. Our job, as a community development financial institution, is to help our members move along that continuum by empowering them to make decisions, and offering opportunities, that will move them towards financial self-sufficiency. more»

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