Project developers still must apply for construction and demolition permits before moving forward. Additionally, the developers have submitted a request to the Syracuse Industrial Development Agency of $1.7 million in mortgage and sales tax breaks that have yet to be approved. Read more »
While serving as a co-chair of the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council, Chancellor Kent Syverud was a key player in obtaining funds from the Upstate Revitalization Initiative. That initiative gave money to a citizen group recommending a Syracuse city-Onondaga County governments merger. Read more »
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed spending $200 million on completing the Empire State Trail, which would connect all of New York state and potentially drive more tourism to Syracuse and Onondaga County.
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The citizen group Consensus has released its final recommendations, urging the city of Syracuse and Onondaga County to merge their government and eliminate duplicate services. Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is not happy with all of the recommendations. Read more »
The state assembly is expected to propose a ride-hailing bill similar to the Senate bill passed on Feb. 6. If passed, ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft will be allowed to operate in upstate New York. Read more »
The Smart Policing Initiative Grant has sparked the interest of the Syracuse Police Department. If granted, $700,000 would be used to improve funds toward technology and other general improvements specific to the South Side of Syracuse. Read more »