City Announces $213,000 Service Agreement for New Downtown Security Patrols, Enhanced Maintenance

Agreement with the City’s Industrial Development Agency Will Support Evening, Weekend Security Operations for the Downtown Committee of Syracuse, Additional Maintenance Staff

Funding Will Include Additional Police Cameras in Downtown

Miner: Downtown is a 24-hour Neighborhood and We Are Providing the Resources To Continue Its Growth

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Mayor Stephanie A. Miner announced today a new service agreement to support additional security patrols and maintenance staff in Downtown Syracuse to accommodate the burgeoning neighborhood. The funding from the agreement will be used to support existing programs currently run by the Downtown Committee of Syracuse and will come from the Syracuse Industrial Development Agency (SIDA).

Newly opened residential conversion, Icon Tower

“With more than 700 new residential units coming online since 2010 and 250 more slated to open in the next 18 months, Downtown Syracuse has transformed into a 24-7 neighborhood – and we could not be more excited. This funding will ensure the area receives the additional services it needs as it continues to grow,” said Syracuse Mayor Stephanie A. Miner. “Ensuring Downtown remains safe, secure, and clean is an important priority and I am pleased SIDA has voted to make this a priority.”

The agreement voted on by SIDA today will include $70,000 for cameras wired into the Syracuse Police Department, $113,000 for additional evening and weekend security patrols, and $30,000 for environmental maintenance crews in public spaces. The security patrols and maintenance workers will be provided by the Downtown Committee of Syracuse.

Since 2010, Downtown Syracuse has undergone remarkable residential and commercial growth, with major employers relocating to the neighborhood. The area currently boasts a 99% residential occupancy rate. The Miner administration has continuously supported Downtown development projects to revitalize the area.