SIDA Announces RFP for M. Lemp Park Parcels

On display until June 21, 2024, 08:00 AM

FOR PUBLICATION: Thursday, May 9, 2024 

PUBLIC NOTICE: Syracuse Industrial Development Agency 

TYPE OF NOTICE: Request for Proposals  



The City of Syracuse Industrial Development Agency (SIDA) is soliciting proposals to acquire and redevelop M. Lemp Park, located on three tax parcels at 305-21 South Warren Street. SIDA is seeking qualified developers with a proven ability to provide creative land use and development strategies to support the ongoing revitalization of Downtown Syracuse. 

The Request for Proposals (RFP) opened on Thursday, May 9 and will close on Friday, June 14 at noon. Proposals must be submitted via email to Eric Ennis, Executive Director of SIDA, at by the submission deadline and be clearly marked with the proposal name and reference number RFP #24-001.

Click here for the RFP(PDF, 704KB)

Site Description 

The 0.36-acre site is located within the South Salina Street Downtown Historic District. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the property is within walkable distance to City Hall, the Everson Museum, Onondaga County Courthouse, Convention Center, and Centro Transit Hub. 

About M. Lemp Park 

SIDA acquired the site in 2008 after three commercial buildings were demolished, investing in park improvements including a temporary recreational space with new lighting, benches, and pathways. The vacant land was renamed in 2011 to M. Lemp Park, honoring the longstanding M. Lemp Jewelers which still operates today immediately across the street. The park is situated near the Syracuse Tech Garden and in an area of new and growing start-up businesses.