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State Reports Progress on 250 Home Syracuse Development


Progress continues toward the $100 million transformation of the former Syracuse Developmental Center into a vibrant, mixed-use development in the city of Syracuse. Demolition work has commenced at 800-2 S. Wilbur Avenue, making way for more than 250 new homes, 7.5 acres of green space, and 3,600 square feet of retail commercial space as part of the first phase of construction to redevelop the site. The project is receiving up to $29 million in state funding.

“With demolition underway, we are transforming the long-abandoned Syracuse Developmental Center into high quality, mixed-use, mixed-income housing that will rejuvenate this community,” Governor Hochul said. “You don’t win transformative projects like Micron without building and investing, and we will continue to work with local leaders like Mayor Walsh to keep building the housing we need, keep investing in new opportunity, and keep driving toward an economy of the future.”

The redevelopment of the 600,000-square-foot Syracuse Developmental Center is a multi-phase, mixed-use project that will include hundreds of new housing units, an advanced manufacturing facility with office space, vibrant new green space, and retail. Phase I of the project, which is set to begin in late 2025, will include more than 250 new units of housing, 7.5 acres of green space, and 3,600 square feet of retail space. The project will help Syracuse and the surrounding Central New York region prepare for the arrival of Micron, whose $100 billion commitment to build a new campus in the Town of Clay will create 50,000 new jobs over the next 20 years

State Senator Rachel May said, “The transformation of the Syracuse Developmental Center site is a long-awaited step to continue building on Syracuse’s progress. This is a great opportunity to turn the long-neglected site into a mixed-use property, including affordable housing. With our housing crisis and the arrival of Micron, we urgently need to expand our housing options, and this project, along with others, is a step in the right direction. Thank you to Governor Hochul for her commitment to revitalizing this area for the benefit of Central New York residents.”

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