Concert Pavilion a Centerpiece of Onondaga Lake Revitalization Plan

Jan 29, 2014

Governor Andrew Cuomo joined local officials Wednesday in Solvay to unveil details of a plan to revitalize the western side of Onondaga Lake.  

A picture of what the proposed Lakehouse Concert Pavilion would look like on Onondaga Lake.
A picture of what the proposed Lakehouse Concert Pavilion would look like on Onondaga Lake.
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The $100 million project will include a 75-hundred seat lakefront concert pavilion across from the state fairgrounds.  Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney says it fits into the larger picture of the lake’s rebirth.   

The announcement of the project is part of Governor Cuomo's proposed budget, and comes after a plan to build a sports stadium in Downtown Syracuse fell through due to concerns from Mayor Stephanie Miner. 

Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney and Governor Andrew Cuomo speak to reporters in Solvay Wednesday.
Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney and Governor Andrew Cuomo speak to reporters in Solvay Wednesday.
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Governor Cuomo explains how the focus changed.

In addition to the concert pavilion, the plan includes major improvements to Bridge Street and Milton Avenue.  There will also be infrastructure upgrades and brownfield remediation to various industrial sites to attract potential developers who would create jobs. If the legislature approves the project as part of Cuomo's budget, work would begin begin later this year and be finished by 2015.