Elmira Savings Bank, 2017 Award for Business
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Elmira Savings Bank, 2017 Award for Business

INHS, 2017 Award for Placemaking
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INHS, 2017 Award for Placemaking

Enfield Fire Dept., 2017 Award for Civic Association
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Enfield Fire Department, 2017 Award for Civic Association

Utica Marshall, 2017 Award for Residence
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Utica Marshall St., Ithaca, 2017 Award for Residence

2017 Beautification Awards


The 2017 Community Beautification Award for a Business was presented to Elmira Savings Bank on West State St. The landscaping around their new branch beautified this important intersection in downtown Ithaca. Ornamental grasses, shrubs and perennials are planted on all four sides of the building and parking lot.

The 2017 Community Beautification Award for a Civic Association was awarded to the Enfield Volunteer Fire Department. The colorful annual plantings wrap around the front of the building and were planted and maintained by their volunteers.

The 2017 Community Beautification Award for a Residence was presented to the homeowners at the corner of Marshall and Utica Streets in downtown Ithaca. They have transformed the space between the sidewalk and street into a colorful collage of flowers, herbs and vegetables with a hollow tree trunk transformed into a cozy seating nook.


The 2017 Community Beautification Award for Placemaking went to Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services for the Lake Street walkway adjacent to the newly completed housing at 210 Hancock Street. The pedestrian walkway is landscaped with trees and shrubs, with benches to sit and enjoy the view of nearby Cascadilla Creek.

Last updated January 30, 2020