Inner Harbor http://wrvo.org en Starwood announces second hotel coming to Syracuse's Inner Harbor http://wrvo.org/post/starwood-announces-second-hotel-coming-syracuses-inner-harbor <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Starwood group is now building two hotels in Syracuse’s Inner Harbor. Word of the second hotel came at the groundbreaking of the first.</span></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:12:17 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58707 at http://wrvo.org Starwood announces second hotel coming to Syracuse's Inner Harbor Upscale hotel coming to Syracuse's Inner Harbor http://wrvo.org/post/upscale-hotel-coming-syracuses-inner-harbor <p></p><p>An upscale hotel chain has signed on as the first tenant in the redevelopment of Syracuse&#39;s Inner Harbor.</p><p>Starwood Hotels and Resorts announced Thursday that will build an $18 million, 130 room &quot;Aloft&quot; hotel at the former barge canal, as part of a larger redevelopment of the now rarely used site.</p><p>In all, COR Development is working on <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-cautiously-approves-inner-harbor-plans" target="_blank">a $350 million overhaul of the site</a>. It plans more commercial and residential space.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 10:29:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 45121 at http://wrvo.org Upscale hotel coming to Syracuse's Inner Harbor As new OCC president starts, she ponders off-site center http://wrvo.org/post/new-occ-president-starts-she-ponders-site-center <p>As Casey Crabill begins her new job as Onondaga Community College president this week, one of the first things she will consider is whether to establish a satellite campus in Syracuse's Inner Harbor.<br><br>Crabill says she'll discuss the idea with the board of directors noting that there are pros and cons to off-site campuses. A campus is included in drawings of the Inner Harbor project, but developers and OCC wanted to wait until Crabill came aboard before making a decision.<br> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 20:51:19 +0000 Ellen Abbott 40463 at http://wrvo.org As new OCC president starts, she ponders off-site center Environmental review of Inner Harbor project underway http://wrvo.org/post/environmental-review-inner-harbor-project-underway <p>Syracuse City Hall is taking the next step in the development of the Inner Harbor. The Syracuse Industrial Development Agency has started the environmental review portion of the project, that would bring residential and commercial traffic to Syracuse's Inner Harbor.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 13:16:47 +0000 Ellen Abbott 40030 at http://wrvo.org Environmental review of Inner Harbor project underway Money from Destiny USA could be used for Inner Harbor upgrades http://wrvo.org/post/money-destiny-usa-could-be-used-inner-harbor-upgrades <p>Some of the money collected through <a href="http://innovationtrail.org/post/syracuse-shaking-much-out-destiny-usa-megamall-it-can" target="_blank">the tax break agreement between the Destiny USA mega-mall and Syracuse</a> will be used to try and win federal funding for Inner Harbor improvements. The Syracuse Industrial Development Agency (SIDA) has approved the use of $500,000 from Destiny payments to be part of a match for a federal grant the city is applying for. Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:29:02 +0000 Ryan Delaney 30001 at http://wrvo.org Money from Destiny USA could be used for Inner Harbor upgrades Senator wants federal money for Syracuse development http://wrvo.org/post/senator-wants-federal-money-syracuse-development <p>Senator Charles Schumer is hoping some federal dollars will help keep the Inner Harbor development project in Syracuse moving ahead.&nbsp; He's personally requesting that the federal Economic Development Administration approve a $2 million grant for the project. Wed, 21 Nov 2012 21:00:24 +0000 Ellen Abbott 29504 at http://wrvo.org Senator wants federal money for Syracuse development Gillibrand pushes cleanup program for post-industrial waterfronts http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-pushes-cleanup-program-post-industrial-waterfronts <p>Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand did one of her bill-promoting swings through upstate New York on Friday. This one was for money to help cities redevelopment their once industrial waterfronts. The Democratic senator stopped in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse to promote the Waterfront Brownfields Redevelopment Act. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 18:01:36 +0000 Ryan Delaney 26117 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand pushes cleanup program for post-industrial waterfronts Did Destiny USA ruin it for other developers in Syracuse? http://wrvo.org/post/did-destiny-usa-ruin-it-other-developers-syracuse <p>There&#39;s an old <a href="http://youtu.be/nYBm3oMAiNs" target="_blank">promotional video</a> the developer behind the Destiny USA megamall released several years ago. It includes images of glass-enclosed golf courses, huge hotels and helicopter tours of upstate taking off from Syracuse&#39;s Inner Harbor.</p><p>Despite ending by promising &quot;grand opening, summer 2004,&quot; you won&#39;t see any of that on the shores of Onondaga Lake today.</p><p>All you&#39;ll see is an even bigger mall -&nbsp;despite developer Robert Congel winning a 30-year property tax break worth about $600 million as an incentive from the city to build the Disney Land-like attraction.</p><p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 11:10:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 22091 at http://wrvo.org Did Destiny USA ruin it for other developers in Syracuse? Syracuse cautiously approves Inner Harbor plans http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-cautiously-approves-inner-harbor-plans <p>For COR Development President Steve Aiello, Monday&#39;s vote by the Syracuse Common Council was a long time coming.</p><p>Aiello&#39;s firm was selected earlier this year to redevelop the city&#39;s Inner Harbor. Then it was granted a memorandum of understanding from <a href="http://www.wrvo.fm/post/developer-unveils-big-plans-syracuses-inner-harbor" target="_blank">the council in February</a>.</p><p>But it wasn&#39;t until yesterday that the council officially voted in favor of Aiello&#39;s $350 million proposal. Tue, 19 Jun 2012 12:54:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 21182 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse cautiously approves Inner Harbor plans After Destiny USA debacle, Inner Harbor plans face a wary council http://wrvo.org/post/after-destiny-usa-debacle-inner-harbor-plans-face-wary-council <p><strong>(CORRECTION June 18th, 2 p.m.: The original version of this story incorrectly stated the estimated cost of environmental cleanup. That amount is roughly $12 million.)</strong></p><p>The topic was the redevelopment of Syracuse&#39;s Inner Harbor, but it didn&#39;t take long for a councilor to bring up the elephant in the chamber: the failed expansion of Destiny USA.</p><p>But Steven Aiello, president of COR Development, didn&#39;t have much choice on the timing of his meeting with the Syracuse Common Council.</p><p>It was just last week that grand plans by the developer of Destiny USA <a href="http://innovationtrail.org/post/grand-plans-destiny-usa-laid-rest" target="_blank">were finally laid to rest</a>.</p><p>Aiello isn&#39;t looking to build a mall, but councilors couldn&#39;t help but raise concerns. The proposed project is just down the road from what was once going to be Syracuse&#39;s Disney World.</p><p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 14:16:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 20923 at http://wrvo.org After Destiny USA debacle, Inner Harbor plans face a wary council Developer unveils big plans for Syracuse's Inner Harbor http://wrvo.org/post/developer-unveils-big-plans-syracuses-inner-harbor <p>New York&rsquo;s Canal Corporation was 0 for 3 in its efforts to find someone interested in redeveloping Syracuse&rsquo;s Inner Harbor.</p><p>Their last request for proposals, a few years back, garnered zero submissions.</p><p>But now, the City of Syracuse is in charge, after stepping up and asking to be put in charge of the project. And today the city made public its ambitious new plan to redevelop the harbor.<br /> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 21:45:05 +0000 Ryan Delaney 13702 at http://wrvo.org Developer unveils big plans for Syracuse's Inner Harbor