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Syracuse's South And West Sides Get State Funding For Revitalization Efforts

Scott Willis
The restoration of Hotel Syracuse was cited by the Governor as of the recent investments in the area that helps the momentum of this Downtown Revitalization Initiative project.

Syracuse will receive $10 million through the state's Downtown Revitalization Initiative to transform parts of the city south and west of downtown area into a vibrant, walkable neighborhood.

In a release, Governor Kathy Hochul cites the recent restoration of Hotel Syracuse and the opening of the Salt City Market as leading the momentum for redevelopment in this area of the city, referred to as the Gateway District. Plans for funds include addressing underutilized/ vacant properties, improve public infrastructure, and increase affordable housing.

"As an alumna of Syracuse University, I know how much the community of Syracuse has come together to create a resurgence in the city and region," Governor Hochul said. "I'm proud to have secured this funding to improve the South Gateway District and make Syracuse a more walkable and vibrant city."

The Governor says the revitalization efforts will be with "support of the community, which experiences high rates of concentrated poverty." The hope is to better connect the Central Business District with the neighborhoods South and West of the city's downtown.