SIDA http://wrvo.org en Syracuse takes "first step" toward seizing old Hotel Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-takes-first-step-toward-seizing-old-hotel-syracuse <p></p><p>Syracuse economic development officials have taken “the first step” toward taking ownership of the old Hotel Syracuse so it can be re-opened, in hopes this will be the last winter it sits dormant.</p><p>The construction that will re-open the shuttered building is still months away, though, as bureaucracy has to work its course first.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:21:35 +0000 Ryan Delaney 48702 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse takes "first step" toward seizing old Hotel Syracuse SU bookstore project will meet deadline to keep tax break http://wrvo.org/post/su-bookstore-project-will-meet-deadline-keep-tax-break <p></p><p>The developer behind a new bookstore and fitness center for Syracuse University will meet its construction deadline and get to keep tax breaks from the city.</p><p>Tom Valenti of the Cameron Group says they’ll break ground this week on the facility, which will be located just off of SU’s campus. They had until Friday to do so or lose the <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-oks-30-year-tax-break-university-bookstore" target="_blank">30-year property tax break it won</a> from the city in August 2012.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 18:11:23 +0000 Ryan Delaney 48695 at http://wrvo.org SU bookstore project will meet deadline to keep tax break Syracuse agency hopes change in rules means more business for regional contractors http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-agency-hopes-change-rules-means-more-business-regional-contractors <p>Local contractors and suppliers will get a boost from a new policy in the city of Syracuse.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br><br>The Syracuse Industrial Development Agency has adopted new rules when it comes to developers who are supported by the agency. They have to buy local, so to speak, says SIDA executive director Ben Walsh.<br> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 12:07:03 +0000 Ellen Abbott 39808 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse agency hopes change in rules means more business for regional contractors Destiny USA and Syracuse reach deal to avoid legal battles http://wrvo.org/post/destiny-usa-and-syracuse-reach-deal-avoid-legal-battles <p></p><p>For the first time in Bill Ryan's 10 years of public service, Syracuse and the owner of the Destiny USA mega-sized shopping mall are not facing legal action. Ryan is a former common councilor and now chief of staff for the mayor and chairman of Syracuse Industrial Development Agency (SIDA), the city's development arm. Tue, 02 Apr 2013 20:29:55 +0000 Ryan Delaney 35663 at http://wrvo.org Destiny USA and Syracuse reach deal to avoid legal battles Affordable housing will replace old Syracuse north side brewery http://wrvo.org/post/affordable-housing-will-replace-old-syracuse-north-side-brewery <p>An affordable housing organization is moving forward with plans to build a mixed-use, low-income housing project on Syracuse's north side where a brewery once stood. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 13:43:42 +0000 Ryan Delaney 29049 at http://wrvo.org Affordable housing will replace old Syracuse north side brewery