City to Host Third Public Workshop on Seneca Turnpike Creek Access Project: Community invited to review design


Syracuse, N.Y. – The City of Syracuse will hold a third public meeting to present a final design concept for a public amenity that will improve connections to Onondaga Creek in Meachem Park. The City will host the workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Cecile Community Center, located at 174 W. Seneca Turnpike.

This workshop will present the final design concept and project details that have been developed by the project team. The project design has been refined based on input residents and business owners provided during previous public meetings held in August 2018 and January 2019, and subsequent coordination with various permitting agencies. All residents, business owners, property owners, and outdoor recreation enthusiasts are invited to participate in the discussion.

This planning and design effort is being led by the City’s Planning Division, with guidance from a local advisory committee, support from planning consultants Saratoga Associates Landscape Architects, Engineers, and Planners, P.C., and assistance from Behan Planning and Design. Members of the project team will be in attendance to present materials and facilitate the discussion.

The design and construction of this project is funded by the New York State Department of State under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund. This project seeks to implement the recommendations of the 2013 Revitalization Strategy for Onondaga Creek available at the following link: Syracuse Plan.

For more information about this project, please contact Owen Kerney, assistant director of City Planning, at OKerney@syrgov.net or 315-448-8110.