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Tour Headquarters: Icon Tower

344 S. Warren Street

Icon Tower

The Icon Companies recently completed 89 market-rate apartments on floors three through ten of the former headquarters for Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield. Icon Tower currently houses the greatest number of market-rate apartments in any one building located throughout Downtown Syracuse.

Residents will enjoy modern luxuries such as generous kitchen islands, hard 10’ ceilings with recessed lighting, a host of stainless steel appliances, plank flooring and a washer and dryer in each unit. There will be four furnished overnight rooms available for tenants’ guests or families, available to rent nightly or weekly.

All tenants will have access to a rooftop fitness center, and patio where they will be able to enjoy outdoor seating and grilling. There is storage available on every floor, and select floors even include ice machines – just like what you're used to seeing in a hotel! Dogs and cats are also welcome residents. In fact, all tenants with furry friends will have access to a pet washing and bathing station located in utility rooms, located on every floor. The building’s second floor is home to 27,000 square feet of Class A Office space.  



Tour Stop: State Tower Building

109 South Warren Street

ST 300The tallest building in Syracuse will soon boast 51 luxury apartments.

Tour Stop: 235 East Water Street

235 East Water Street                                                                       235 E Water

Tour Stop: Herald Commons

220 Herald Place                                                                                                     Herald Commons Rendering 2

Herald Commons, soon to be the new home of 27 apartments, was formerly the home of the Herald Journal for 43 years. Established in 1928, the brick building printed the paper – which became the “Syracuse Herald Journal” after merging with the Syracuse Journal in 1939 – and The Post Standard before both papers moved one block away in 1971.

The Horn Companies closed on the space in 2015 and have made quick work to transform what was most recently office space into spacious, mostly two-bedroom units.

There is 8,000 square feet of retail space – which could possibly include a restaurant – available on the first floor, with an additional 8,000 square feet available for office space.

In tribute to the building’s history, the Horn Companies plan to install a replica of the Syracuse Herald sign that sat on the building's roof for many years.


Tour Stop: The Dietz Building

225 Wilkinson Street                                                                                      
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The DIETZ Lantern Factory is a historic mixed-use building featuring 92 modern luxury lofts and commercial space. Located just outside of Downtown Syracuse in the Park Avenue neighborhood, the building once housed a lantern company by the same name. The family-owned R.E. Dietz Lantern Company was a national and international leader in the design and manufacture of portable lighting equipment for more than 131 years! 

Loft residents at The Dietz will enjoy a unique blend of history and high-style luxury in the warming bricks-and-beams building. The lofts' modern luxuries include gourmet kitchens with kitchen islands and granite countertops, energy efficient stainless steel appliances, customized California Closets®, oversized custom windows and private in-loft laundry. 

The Dietz also includes state-of-the-art amenities for its residents, including on-site, underground parking with direct elevator access to the residential floors. There is also a bi-level fitness studio, outdoor courtyard with grills, board room, community room, business center and entertainment/gaming lounge. Residents will have access to  bike storage, a valet dry-cleaning service and pet washing stations. The Lofts are a pet-friendly community located across the street from Leavenworth Park. 

Tour Stop: Jefferson Clinton Commons

500 South Clinton Street                                                                            Jefferson Clinton Commons 400

Catch a glimpse of two luxury condos currently on the market.

Tour Stop: D-Train

530 South Clinton Street                                                                                                D Train

Learn more about Downtown Syracuse's first Doggie Daycare facility!


Tour Stop: Chimes Building

500 South Salina Street                                                                                                The Chimes Building 400