City to Host Open House for Proposed Projects for Lakefront

Published on November 30, 2022


City of Syracuse to Host Open House to Present Proposed Projects for Revitalizing City Lakefront Area

Public projects aim to preserve natural beauty of Onondaga Lake and transform Lakefront and Inner Harbor areas into vibrant, mixed-use neighborhoods


The City of Syracuse, in conjunction with Onondaga County and New York State, is hosting an open house on Wednesday, November 30 for community members to view and share thoughts on proposals to revitalize Onondaga Lake as well as the Lakefront and Inner Harbor areas. Proposed community projects are intended to support natural resource protection, enhance waterfront access for pedestrians, improve inter-connectivity and transportation options, and provide economic revitalization opportunities.

The City, County, and State are in the process of developing a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP). An LWRP is a comprehensive approach to re-imagining the City’s waterfront in which the public can advance community planning from vision to implementation. Projects selected for the LWRP will enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors, preserve and protect the environment, encourage economic investment, and seamlessly integrate into the fabric of our city. The community is encouraged to attend and provide feedback on these proposed projects for the Lakefront.

The Syracuse Waterfront Revitalization Area (WRA) includes land along Onondaga Lake, Onondaga Creek and the Inner Harbor generally between I-690 and I-81. Key landmarks and destinations within the WRA include NBT Stadium, Destiny USA, CNY Regional Market, Onondaga Creekwalk, Empire State Trail and Loop the Lake Trail, and Inner Harbor Amphitheater.