The Le Moyne Area Neighborhood Development Strategy (LANDS) investigates the needs and opportunities present within the neighborhood areas that surround the campus of Le Moyne College in the City of Syracuse and the Town of DeWitt within Onondaga County, as well as needs and opportunities for improving the physical and social relationships between the campus and those neighborhoods. To develop LANDS, the project team utilized a Study Area of approximately two square miles bounded by Erie Boulevard, Genesee Street, Salt Springs Road, and Seeley Road. The western portion of this area is located in the City of Syracuse, the eastern portion is in the Town of DeWitt. The Le Moyne College Campus occupies 160 acres in the center of this area.
The neighborhood areas within the City of Syracuse and Town of DeWitt are governed by different economic and political circumstances, and are influenced by the presence of Le Moyne College. One of two higher education institutions located within the City of Syracuse. The Le Moyne campus occupies 160 acres, includes 48 buildings, and is home to about 3,400 students a year. It's impact on the surrounding neighborhood is significant, and conversely, so is the impact of the surrounding neighborhoods on Le Moyne. This plan identifies areas of symbiosis, and offers tangible strategies that can be undertaken individually and collectively by the City, Town, and college to improve the neighborhoods within the LANDS Study Area for the mutual benefit of each and the public.
Lead Department: Planning
Project Type: Neighborhood Planning
Public Comments Accepted: Yes
Comment Period: Ends 12/3/2021