South Salina and South Warren Streets are downtown Syracuse's traditional main streets, which run north and south through the central business district. These primary corridors are home to a multitude of apparel, accessory, and drug stores, discount retailers and eateries. The Galleries of Syracuse, with entrances on Salina and Warren Streets, is home to the central branch of the Onondaga County Public Library. The 200 and 300 blocks of South Salina, as well as the Dey's Building on the 400 block, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Efforts to rehabilitate several buildings in this area are underway with state funding through the Restore NY Communities initiative, the Governor's City-by-City program, and the New York Main Street program. This public funding will leverage over five times more in private investment.
The infusion of these funds into the core of downtown Syracuse provides the means to transform the Heart of Downtown into a thriving corridor, with retail stores, restaurants, loft apartments, and 24/7 activity.
For more information about the Cathedral Square Neighborhood Association, visit www.cathedralsq.org.