Eastwood

City Planning Commission Rejects Request to Demolish Eastwood Building

Nov 28, 2017
John Smith/WAER News

Community reservations and questions about city permits appears to have temporarily stopped the demolition of a building on James Street in Eastwood. A businessman envisions a future of the building located next door to him.

Stephen Skinner owns the Palace Theater and several properties with street-level businesses. He believes community turn-out at a Syracuse Planning Commission meeting on Monday night resulted in its decision to reject a permit to knock down a vacant building next to the Palace.

Mark Bialczak

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Mark Bialczak

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Mark Bialczak

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