It’s been a long time coming, but Heath Park in Syracuse now has another entrance. SUNY Environmental College of Science and Forestry has officially given two acres of land that borders a residential neighborhood to the city parks department.
An observer of population trends and urban issues says Syracuse appears to be on the right path toward making its downtown a more thriving place.
Matt Carmichael is editor of livability.com, and was the keynote speaker at Wednesday’s annual meeting of the Downtown Committee.
Downtown Committee Executive Director Merike Treier says downtown's growth seems to be spreading or strenghening nearby neighborhoods previously disconnected from the city's core, like the Inner Harbor and Franklin Square.