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Old 07-08-2018, 12:42 PM
 
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While I believe that CENTRO, the local bus system, owns the building, does anyone know if there are plans for the building? I ask because an idea popped in my head after texting with someone that is at this place in Atlanta: Ponce City Market


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFN...fvjuFI7f5emfbQ



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffeEpF_yZaA


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FyCsaO2qOs


While reading some information about the place, I found it to be interesting that is a reuse of a former Sears and Roebuck Building. https://www.google.com/maps/@33.7716...7i13312!8i6656


Give the lack of use of the former Sears and Roebuck Building in Syracuse, as well as its location within an underserved and underdeveloped corridor with a lot of potential that is close to Downtown and its development, I'm thinking that why couldn't there be a similar idea for the Sears and Roebuck Building in Syracuse? https://www.google.com/maps/@43.0341...6!9m2!1b1!2i45


That location could serve as a place that offers good food options for an area that is in a "food desert", as well as serve as a business incubator and center for development for the South Side of the city. It could be similar to the World Market proposal for the North Side that the city presented for the Bloomberg Mayors Challenge in 2013 or to the West Side Bazaar on Buffalo's West Side, but serving the needs of the people presently in that area of town:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0Zm8Z8ZffA (idea starts around 49 seconds in)


The West Side Bazaar


This could also fulfill what this institution sets out to do, but having a place to put the ideas that come out of it to good use: South Side Innovation Center


It could also serve as a gateway from Downtown for this district further south and perhaps cause an influx of development there as well: https://sankofafestsyracuse.com/


Syracuse hopes new park spurs future area development | WRVO Public Media





More from this side of town/corridor: https://mysouthsidestand.com/


South Salina Street - City Blocks: Syracuse


This could be a project that would or could also fulfill what the current mayor is trying to build in terms of mixed use, mixed income communities/neighborhoods. For instance, building housing units could be a part of the project and offer options for someone that may work Downtown, on University Hill or a place like this on the corridor, which has its Main facility, just a couple of blocks north of the Sears and Roebuck Building: Home - Syracuse Community Health Center


It could also help attract other businesses to the area as well.


So, this is just an idea that came to mind for a building that could be put to good use for a part of the city that needs it. This could also be duplicated or there could be similar ideas that could be used in other cities throughout the state as well.
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Old 08-15-2018, 05:52 AM
 
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Some other examples of former Sears Buildings that have been reused and could serve as examples for the building on South Salina Street: Midtown Exchange in Minneapolis(appears to be very similar to the idea above for the Syracuse building): https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midtown_Exchange
https://midtownglobalmarket.org
Midtown Exchange | Minneapolis, MN Apartments | Sherman Associates

Starbucks Center in Seattle: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starbucks_Center
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Old 08-15-2018, 07:40 AM
 
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Some other examples of former Sears Buildings that have been reused and could serve as examples for the building on South Salina Street: Midtown Exchange in Minneapolis(appears to be very similar to the idea above for the Syracuse building): https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midtown_Exchange
https://midtownglobalmarket.org

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRC15ZdCc20
Midtown Exchange | Minneapolis, MN Apartments | Sherman Associates
https://www.google.com/maps/@44.9493...6!9m2!1b1!2i38

Starbucks Center in Seattle: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starbucks_Center
https://www.google.com/maps/@47.5807...7i13312!8i6656
More examples, Landmark Center in Boston: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landmark_Center_(Boston)
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3434...6!9m2!1b1!2i38


Crosstown Concourse in Memphis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crosstown_Concourse
Crosstown Concourse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgbsUbJsgeI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50Zfrs2fxZA
https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1510...6!9m2!1b1!2i38


Park Lofts in North Kansas City MO: https://www.parkloftsliving.com/Home.aspx

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m9Dqci6JQk
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1427...7i13312!8i6656


Potential reuse in Los Angeles: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sears,...es,_California)
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0248...7i16384!8i8192


A project in Houston: https://www.click2houston.com/news/h...ation-district
Historic Midtown Sears building to anchor Houston innovation district
https://www.google.com/maps/@29.7346...7i13312!8i6656


So, these are some other potential ideas that could be proposed for reuse of the building locally and should have community involvement.
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Old Today, 03:52 PM
 
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I was listening to a local show on the radio and an organization leader was talking about revitalization of corridors within the city and mentioned the building in this thread for potential light manufacturing. A local company I thought about that may be a good fit for the building is that clothing company: https://www.dreissigathletic.com

It is a company owned by this man:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPIu...&feature=share

More company information: https://www.dreissigathletic.com/pages/about-us

I think it would be a fitting(no pun intended) company to set up light manufacturing in that building given the ties of the CEO and the community it would serve.

This is another company I thought about for the building or one of the corridors for that area of town:
Tony Baird Electronics
About Us

He also has ties to the area(actually grew up in the Central Square SD)

Or perhaps if a company like this could get into manufacturing of parts, along with supply: JHP Industrial Supply Company is a wholesale distributor for the plumbing, heating and industrial industry in the New York area.
JHP Industrial Supply Company was founded in Syracuse, New York in 1981 and is a wholesale distributor.
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Old Today, 03:59 PM
 
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I was listening to a local show on the radio and an organization leader was talking about revitalization of corridors within the city and mentioned the building in this thread for potential light manufacturing. A local company I thought about that may be a good fit for the building is that clothing company: https://www.dreissigathletic.com

It is a company owned by this man:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPIu...&feature=share

More company information: https://www.dreissigathletic.com/pages/about-us

I think it would be a fitting(no pun intended) company to set up light manufacturing in that building given the ties of the CEO and the community it would serve.

This is another company I thought about for the building or one of the corridors for that area of town:
Tony Baird Electronics
About Us

He also has ties to the area(actually grew up in the Central Square SD)

Or perhaps if a company like this could get into manufacturing of parts, along with supply: JHP Industrial Supply Company is a wholesale distributor for the plumbing, heating and industrial industry in the New York area.
JHP Industrial Supply Company was founded in Syracuse, New York in 1981 and is a wholesale distributor.
An older video about the apparel company:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlKf...&feature=share

I think it is a company that could manufacture apparel for sports teams at different levels and could appeal to say HBCU athletic programs. Perhaps expand into sneaker and shows, given the fashion design program at nearby Cazenovia College and Syracuse University.

It could also market products using local athletes currently in pro sports.

Iím thinking of growing into a Syracuse based, Black owned version of Nike, Under Armor, etc. with a fashion/style component as well.

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Old Today, 04:46 PM
 
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An older video about the apparel company:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlKf...&feature=share

I think it is a company that could manufacture apparel for sports teams at different levels and could appeal to say HBCU athletic programs. Perhaps expand into sneaker and shows, given the fashion design program at nearby Cazenovia College and Syracuse University.

It could also market products using local athletes currently in pro sports.

Iím thinking of growing into a Syracuse based, Black owned version of Nike, Under Armor, etc. with a fashion/style component as well.
Another video from 2010:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdK5...&feature=share
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Old Today, 09:29 PM
 
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In regards to the light manufacturing statement, this site nearby may be a good option: https://goo.gl/maps/9KhsspDNwrj

It was the home of the former Coyne Textile Company.
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