Connective Corridor

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  Those who live, work, or visit parts of downtown Syracuse will soon be able to try their hand at playing some musical instruments.  The drums, bells, and pipes will be installed in clusters at three locations as part of an effort to bring music to the community.  Symphoria Managing Director Catherine Underhill says the instruments will be weatherproof and ADA accessible.

"They're all melodic, they're all tuned so they're harmonious one with another," Underhill said.  "They'll all be in ensemble formation, so you can just walk up and make some music."

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 A milestone today in the several miles of roadway that’s been transformed to try and bring parts of the community together.  Phase Two of the Connective Corridor is now complete and was celebrated with an event that ceremoniously laid the last pavers.

Final Phase of Connective Corridor Construction to Resume Later This Month

Mar 5, 2015
John Smith

Construction for the final stretches of the Connective Corridor through Downtown will get underway soon.

The City of Syracuse has installed new sidewalks, roads, and bike paths from Waverly and University Avenues down to the Syracuse University Warehouse Building.  

The construction work begins this month and is expected to end by June 2015, according to project officials. 

Owen Kerney, the assistant director for city planning, estimated that about three-quarters of the project is finished and the final result will bring valuable improvements.  

portrait of syverud
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Syracuse University’s new Chancellor is ready to make some changes and stake out some positions after completing his first semester on the job.  WAER’s Chris Bolt reports Kent Syverud preaches transparency and is letting the public in on issues that affect campus and the local community. 

Local Foundation Asks Community To Help The Connective Corridor

Sep 27, 2013
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Community leaders may have  an answer to the dilemma of funding maintenance costs for the Connective Corridor.

With an overwhelming “no,” the Syracuse Common Council shot down a plan to have businesses along the Connective Corridor pay a special maintenance tax.