Destiny USA

Arts & Culture
8:23 am
Wed April 2, 2014

The New Destiny USA Wing Hops with Live Local Music

World of Beer
Credit Mark Bialczak

Walk past the new bar World of Beer on Wednesday through Saturday nights, and that corridor on the top floor of Destiny USA resembles an open air corner bar.

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GREEN BUILDINGS
6:48 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Destiny USA Celebrates LEED Gold Anniversary

A poster shows which tenants at Destiny USA have taken steps to become LEED Certified
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

Destiny USA marked its second full year of LEED Gold certification Thursday by recognizing 44 store owners for also being energy efficient. The award for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design,” or LEED, is given to tenants that meet the sustainability requirements.  Puma took top honors for going LEED Platinum.

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
6:13 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Miner Against Tax Incentives for Hotel at Destiny USA

Mayor Stephanie Miner discusses tax incentives for a hotel development at Destiny USA
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner said Wednesday she does not support any tax breaks for the proposed Destiny USA hotel.   Developers sent a letter to the mayor and County Executive Joanie Mahoney last week expressing their intentions to build a $75 million, 252-room hotel on a parking lot across Hiawatha Boulevard.  Miner said that, given the history Pyramid Development has in the area, any hotel construction at Destiny USA should be privately financed, without added incentives from Onondaga County:  

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
6:26 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Excitement Builds Over Planned Destiny USA Hotel

This parking lot across Hiawatha Boulevard is the proposed site the Destiny USA hotel. The plan is to connect the pedestrian walkway to the hotel.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

Syracuse-area tourism officials say the proposed Destiny USA hotel is a great step for generating interest and economic growth in the area.   Destiny officials sent a letter to the county executive and mayor expressing their intentions to build a $75 million, 252-room hotel as part of their master plan.  Convention and Visitors Bureau President David Holder says Destiny as a destination appears to be coming to fruition, and there are still untapped markets.   He says the area is ready for another hotel.

 

ONONDAGA COUNTY WEIGHS IN

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Economic Growth
6:53 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

CenterState CEO Economic Forecast Optimistic

CenterState says to expect modest growth in manufacturing and exports
Credit Engineering.com

Central New York business leaders got an optimistic economic forecast Thursday at the CenterState CEO, but also found out that their own attitudes may be holding the area back.  The corporation hosted a breakfast at the OnCenter to release its economic forecast, which suggests better times for 2014.  An M&T Bank economist says business growth should be about 2.8%.  But CenterState President Rob Simpson says he hears the area is stagnant and flat.

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