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TODAY: 10th Anniversary Edition of Downtown Living Tour will Showcase 10 of the newest examples of Urban Living in Downtown Syracuse

Saturday, May 21, 2016

DowntownLivingLogo7The 10th Anniversary Edition of the Downtown Living Tour, presented by the Downtown Committee of Syracuse, Inc., will showcase ten of the newest and most-talked about examples of urban living spaces throughout Downtown Syracuse. Plus, for the first time in the history of the event, the Downtown Committee is introducing two bonus stops

Tickets to the self-guided walking tour may be purchased and picked up at Tour Headquarters, located at 110 Walton Street (map), from 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm today, Saturday, May 21. Tickets are $15 (cash or check only) and children 10 and under are free. 110 Walton Street, formerly the home of the Hurbson Company furniture warehouse and showroom, is being transformed into 14 luxury one and two-bedroom apartments, as well as a loft-style apartment and a penthouse, to be ready for move-in this July. At 110 Walton Street, tour attendees will be able to walk through two complete, furnished units.

From 110 Walton Street, tour-goers may choose to walk to the other destinations, or they may ride a free shuttle bus that will run along a special route created for the Living Tour. *Please note, 110 Walton Street is accessible via stairs only. Those who are unable to access the building, but are still interested in taking the Tour, are encouraged to go to the Downtown Committee Offices, located at 115 West Fayette Street on Saturday, May 21 between 12:00pm and 3:30pm to arrange for event tickets.

To celebrate 10 years of residential progress, the 10th Anniversary of the Downtown Living Tour will open the doors to ten tour stops, showcasing both available and occupied units. From luxury apartments carved from the city’s most iconic, historic spaces, to never-before-seen additions to the residential neighborhood, attendees will get a preview of the most-anticipated spaces to come online this year, including: Herald Commons, which will bring 27 new luxury apartments to a burgeoning new neighborhood known as Herald Square; to Icon Tower, which will be the home of 89 market-rate luxury apartments when it opens in April, 2017; and One Clinton Square, located in the iconic Syracuse Savings Bank and Bank of America Building, expected to be  move-in ready this July.  *Please find a complete list of all Tour Stops on the following page.

Parking is available for $3.00 in the Atrium Garage (motorists are encouraged to enter through the Fayette Street entrance), and $3.00 in parking lot at the corner of Fayette and Clinton Streets. On-street parking will be free throughout the Central Business District on the day of the Tour.

New this year, tour-goers will also have the option to visit two Bonus Stops: Fayette Place (map), which is conveniently located between Downtown Syracuse and the University Hill neighborhoods; and 538 Erie (map), formerly the C.G. Meaker Food Co. Warehouse.

Also new to the tour this year, the Downtown Committee is partnering with 40 Below to host a pop-up public bike share program. Tour-goers will have the option to participate in the bike share program and ride from Tour

Headquarters to Fayette Place and 538 Erie, following routes provided by 40 Below. There will be a $5 charge to rent the bicycles. For more information about the pop-up public bike share program, please visit http://www.innovatesyracuse.com/bikemonth.

“We invite everyone to check out the residential development and experience firsthand the unique amenities that make Downtown Syracuse stand out as a desirable address,” said Merike Treier, executive director of the Downtown Committee of Syracuse. “From charming characteristics that incorporate the unique history of the buildings and Downtown Syracuse, to the increasing amount of pet-friendly amenities, tour-goers will be impressed with the charms and conveniences of Downtown living. Whatever your interests – architectural, interior design, or historic preservation - the 10th Anniversary Edition of the Downtown Living Tour offers something for everyone.”

Residential development accounts for more than 70 percent of the $400 million invested in Downtown since 2010. Right now, more than 3,250 people live in Downtown Syracuse. To draw a comparison, this represents a 40 percent increase in downtown’s population in the last ten years. Factoring in projects currently underway and planned, Downtown’s population will increase by nearly 10 percent in the next two years.

The 2016 Downtown Living Tour is sponsored by The CRS Companies, the Community Preservation Corporation, National Grid, JF Real Estate, The Marriott Syracuse Downtown, Commonspace, VIP Structures, Icon Tower, Horn Companies, The Amos, C-Mand Development, The Grange Building, Fayette Place, 538 Erie, MONEY Federal Credit Union, Creekwalk Commons, The Courier Building, Washington Street Partners, Shalimar Properties, Cerio Law Offices, M. Lemp Jewelers and Peppino’s. Media sponsorships include Sunny102, the Syracuse Media Group, WRVO Public Media and the Syracuse New Times.

For more information about the Downtown Living Tour, please visit downtownsyracuse.com/downtownlivingtour.

2016 Downtown Living Tour Stops:

  • Tour Headquarters: 110 Walton Street (map)
  • The 214, 214 West Jefferson Street (map)
  • Marriott Syracuse Downtown (former Hotel Syracuse), 500 South Warren Street (map)
  • Commonspace, 201 East Jefferson Street (map)
  • Icon Tower, 344 South Warren Street (map)
  • Salina Place, 205 South Salina Street (map)
  • The Grange Building, 203 East Water Street  (map)
  • One Clinton Square, 1 Clinton Square  (map)
  • Herald Commons, 220 Herald Place (map)

*Officially Designated Tour Rest Stop featuring refreshments and LIVE music*

  • The Amos, 208 West Water Street (map)

BONUS Stops:

  • 538 Erie, 538 Erie Boulevard West (map)
  • Fayette Place, 712 East Fayette Street (map)

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