A vacant, boarded-up mansion that held a gloomy presence over the corner of East Genesee and Westcott streets for years now shines as an example of historic preservation. The exterior of the former Babcock-Shattuck house is all but finished, and work has shifted inside. Plumbing, electrical, and heating and cooling are mostly installed, and framing is ready for drywall. The Queen Anne-style house was built in 1895, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Focus Greater Syracuse is looking to the community for ideas on improving housing in order to keep aging baby boomers in the area.
“We need their money. We’ve been talking for a long time in Central New York about keeping our younger population, which is a huge challenge. We need to keep our older population, if for no other reason, selfishly, they are the wealthiest part of our population. We need their money,” says Realtor Don Radke
We’ve all been asked the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Over the weekend, middle- and high-school aged girls got the chance to explore their options. The Girls Summit Career Conference, which is organized through the YWCA, took over the Hillside Agency Center on Salt Springs Road to shine some light on career possibilities that girls may never have considered for their own futures.