Onondaga County

County auditors conducting a recent review of Onondaga County’s Economic Development Office were denied access to PILOT agreements, an important source of revenue.  The Payments in Lieu of Taxes are one of the most common incentives requested by…and granted to developers to defray property taxes on projects large and small.  You might recall Destiny USA’s controversial 30-year deal. 

Scott Willis/WAER News

Onondaga County has run out of patience with the owners of the mostly empty Shoppingtown Mall.

“This situation is at a crisis point where a landlord can go four years without paying any taxes, collecting rents, not reinvesting back into the property as tenant after tenant leaves, and still be part of this community.”

City Sues Inner Harbor Developer Over Broken Agreement

Dec 15, 2015
Scott Willis / WAER News

 The City of Syracuse has filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the company set to develop the inner-harbor. 

COR Development Company struck a deal Tuesday with the approval of the Onondaga County Industrial Development Agency (OCIDA).