Syracuse gets $29 million for rehabilitation project

New York Construction Report staff writer

The City of Syracuse will use millions in state funding to help redevelop the former Syracuse Developmental Center as a regional job hub and mixed-income housing site.

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced up to $29 million for pre-development site-preparation work, which will include demolition and remediation of the existing structures on the site.

The funding will also target infrastructure investments to expand water and sewer service lines, roads and sidewalks, tree planting, canopy and lighting throughout the site, Hochul’s office said.

“Revamping abandoned, vacant sites into updated venues of all kinds is a no-brainer, helping spur economic development while revitalizing communities and bringing new opportunities,” Governor Hochul said.

“The former Syracuse Developmental Center site could go a long way in serving the Central New York region with the plans put forth by the City of Syracuse. I am proud to invest in this transformative project and look forward to the good it will bring to the people of the region.”

State funding will be used for pre-development site preparation work including the demolition and remediation of the existing structures on the site as well as infrastructure investments to expand water and sewer service lines, roads and sidewalks, tree planting, canopy and lighting throughout the site.

The site proposal is for commercial, advanced manufacturing facilities and new multi-tenant residential buildings for mixed income housing

“The Syracuse Developmental Center site, abandoned for over two decades, will finally be revitalized following this up to $29 million investment for demolition and remediation. This funding provided in the State Budget will go a long way to ensure the former Syracuse Developmental Center can be safely repurposed while bringing jobs and new housing to our region,” said State Senator John W. Mannion.

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