Southside's 'Get the Lead out Block Party'

Tomorrow's Neighborhoods Tomorrow (TNT): Southside Housing Taskforce along with collaborators is having a "Get The Lead Out Block Party

To many of our children are suffering from lead poisoning. It’s time to put a stop to it.

“Get The Lead Out Block Party"

Saturday, July 28, 2018


at Dunk & Bright Furniture Lawn/Parking lot Area. 

Cost: FREE
Games, Bouncy House, Food, Giveaways, Music, and Lead prevention education.

Tuesday, June 26th Public Information Meeting

The City’s Engineering Department has schedule a Public Information Meeting for the project as follows below:

PIN 3756.06 Downtown Mill and Pave Project (mill and pave of South Salina Street (between Martin Luther King East & North State Street) and South State Street (between  Martin Luther King East & James Street).

Tuesday, June 26th  between 5.00 PM & 6.00 PM at the Atrium, City Hall Commons

 Construction is not planned to start till late 2019 or early 2020.

Incremental Development Workshop

The workshop is conducted by the Incremental Development Alliance, a national non-profit that works to strengthen neighborhoods through ground-up real estate development.

 This one-day workshop is focused on small scale real estate development and project formation. They take a big picture view of neighborhood-based development to help attendees analyze what makes a good project, how a building makes money, and how small developers interact with the broader ecosystem of professionals in the built environment. By the end of the workshop, aspiring developers will feel more prepared to take the first steps on their own project.

 The workshop will offer specialized training about how to select, design, finance, and construct small projects (i.e., 1-3 stories, less than 20 units).  The course assumes you know a lot about where you live, but not necessarily much about the real estate process or building development. Through presentations on finance, design and site selection, a hands-on practice exercise, and networking with local like-minded people, this will be the first step to becoming a small developer yourself or creating a supportive ecosystem for small development in your community. 

 The workshop is a collaborative effort between the City of Syracuse, the Allyn Foundation, Syracuse Industrial Development Agency, Greater Syracuse Land Bank, Home Headquarters, Environmental Design & Research, and the Home Builders & Remodelers Association.

 Event Details:

What:              Incremental Development Workshop           

When:              Wednesday June 27, 2018

Where:            Marriott Hotel Syracuse 

                        100 East Onondaga Street

                        Syracuse, NY  13202

More information about the event, including registration can be found here:


Who Should Attend?

  • Individuals in construction, design, planning, or real estate looking to either enhance their current practice or make career transition
  • Volunteers or professionals in business associations, main streets associations, historic preservation groups, and neighborhood improvement groups looking to champion incremental development in their communities
  • Public sector professionals in city management, economic development, planning, and related agencies who are looking to make it easier for small development projects to occur in their town
  • Professionals in non-profit development organizations, churches, and community development or housing development organizations who need new strategies for small lot development
  • Private banking professionals specializing in mortgages, commercial real estate loans or SBA loans and professionals as at Community Development Financial Institutions and Community Foundations who want to become more effective investors



Syracuse Slow Roll

SAVE THE DATE: June 11, 2018

Meet up at 6pm
We Ride at 6:30pm

Slow Roll's vision is equal bicycle usage across the City with respect to race, income and neighborhood. We ride bicycles as a form of effective transportation, contributing to reducing violence, improving health, creating jobs and ultimately making our neighborhoods more livable. All ages, bikes, skill levels welcome. JOIN US #SlowRollSYR

FINAL 2018-20 (UNSAAC) Funding Recommendations

The City of Syracuse is happy to announce the award recipients for the University Neighborhood Service Agreement Advisory Committee(UNSAAC) funding allocation.   

 Please find the FINAL 2018-20 (UNSAAC) Funding Recommendations below.  The allocations below represent the full amount to be received over a 2-year period  for a total of $750,000 of local grant funding.  A PUBLIC MEETING will be held on Wednesday,  June 13th, 2018 at 5:30PM in the Atrium City Hall Commons, 201 E. Washington Street, Syracuse, NY 13202.   Please feel free to contact our offices at NBD for any information, questions or concerns by calling (315) 448-8100.

Funding Allocation Recommendations

Dunbar Association | Dunbar Educational Series

Project Invincible will positively impact the neighborhood by keeping youth engaged in positive programming, connecting with Syracuse University interns to build educational and career skills, while also providing University students with developing positive relationships with neighboring youth and residents.

 Outer Comstock Neighborhood Association | Homebuyer Assistance Grants + 1% Improvement Loans

The Outer Comstock Neighborhood association will continue to replicate the University Neighborhood Preservation Association (UNPA) homebuyer assistance grant program and the 1% home Improvement loans program in the Outer Comstock Neighborhood. These programs would incentivize owner-occupancy and support quality housing stock in the neighborhood. While OCNA would receive the funds, UNPA would act as fiscal sponsor and administer the funds.

 Southside TNT | Green + Clean Initiative

The program focus is to build a thriving community and initiate a greater sense of pride in a community filled with vulnerabilities.  Providing trash receptacles in and flower beautification in poverty stricken areas on the Southside impact area.


Thornden Park Association | Park Column Restoration + Lighting

The Thornden Park Association will restore and relight Thornden Park's historic entrance columns, enhancing the Park's historic integrity. The goal is to improve the connection between students and surrounding neighborhoods by improving perceived safety of the park.

 University Neighborhood Preservation Association – Financial Incentive Programs

The University Neighborhood Preservation Association (UNPA) works to encourage owner-occupancy in the Special Neighborhood District, particularly in the area immediately adjacent to Syracuse University through its homebuyer’s assistance grant program, 1% home improvement loan program and “Save Our Streets” program.

 Westcott Area Cultural Coalition | Westcott Street Cultural Fair

Funds will be used to support the annual Westcott Street Cultural Fair, a yearly event enjoyed by neighborhood residents, visitors to the neighborhood, and students, for the next two years.

 Westcott Community Center | Programming

The Westcott Community Center will continue to deliver programs to improve quality of life in the University Neighborhood, including 11 human service programs, 8 arts and cultural programs, and 10 community programs on an annual basis. They will also continue to provide opportunities for University students to become involved in the community through participation in these programs as well as opportunities for volunteerism.

 Westcott Neighborhood Association – Quality of Life Enhancements

The Westcott Neighborhood Association will design and install the following within and adjacent to the Westcott Street Business District: replacement of ten existing trash receptacles; addition of two new receptacles; and installation of four bike racks. 

 Questions about this grant or the application process can be directed to the Department of Neighborhood and Business Development at 315-448-8100, Visit


University Neighborhood Service Agreement Advisory Committee:


Rebecca Shaffer Mannion, Chair, University Neighborhood Preservation Association (UNPA)

Hon. Latoya Allen, Syracuse Common Council, 4th District

Camille Coakley, Southside appointee

Kristopher Dodson, Outer Comstock Neighborhood Association (OCNA)

Hon. Joseph Driscoll, Syracuse Common Council, 5th District

Bea Gonzalez, Syracuse University

Grant Johnson, Westcott Neighborhood Association (WNA)

Matt Oja, Thornden Park Association (TPA)

Michael A Stanton, Southeast University Neighborhood Association (SEUNA)


Free Electronic Recycling June 9th

Bring your old electronics for recycling to the New York State Fairgrounds (Gate 7), Syracuse, on Saturday, June 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can drop off old and unused electronics at no charge and, with the exception of tube TVs and monitors, there is no limit to the number of items that may be dropped off. There is a limit of four (4) tube TVs and monitors per vehicle. This free recycling event is an easy and convenient way to safely and legally dispose of your old electronics.

Items that can be accepted include computers (desktops and laptops), printers, scanners, copiers, fax machines, televisions (CRT (limit 4), LCD, LED, plasma), cell phones, microwaves, IT and networking equipment, monitors (CRT (limit 4), LCD, LED), MP3 players, PDAs, tablets, ink and toner cartridges, and more. Visit for a full list of acceptable items (

A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit InterFaith Works and South Sudanese Community, based on the total weight of materials collected. Partners for this event are Sunnking Electronics and Spectrum.

For more information, call 315-478-8745 or send an email to