A tax-break deal for a new off-campus bookstore and fitness center for Syracuse University has gotten a reprieve.
The deal was slated for a vote in the Syracuse Common Council today, which, based on a whip count of the councilors, would have voted the deal down.
Instead, the council withdrew the legislation from the agenda, giving the project a shot to revise and resubmit.
The road ahead is far from certain though: Many councilors still have serious issues with a request from a private developer for a 30-year payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) deal to build a complex that it would then rent out to the university.
"I don't see where you would grant a PILOT in the most commercially viable area of the city and [for] a brand new building," said councilor Pat Hogan.
Hogan added he'll likely remain "a solid no" on the project.