Category Archives: Walkable communities

From Your Eastwood Neighborhood Planning Council: TNT Meeting TONIGHT!

Happy New Year Eastwood Neighbor!

You are invited to attend the Syracuse Tomorrow’s Neighborhoods Today (TNT) - Eastwood District 6 monthly meeting on Monday, January 23, 2011, at 7:00 pm at Huntington School, 400 Sunnycrest Road. This meeting is FREE and OPEN TO ALL RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES, AND ORGANIZATIONS who have a stake in the future of your neighborhood’s planning and growth.  This will be a meeting of your official Eastwood Neighborhood Planning Council making decisions and taking action toward a sustainable and thriving life in our neighborhood and city. JOIN US !

On the agenda this month:

A Proposal for James Street Development near Norwood Avenue
A developer and leaders of the design team will speak about a proposed project at the former Welter-Price Funeral Home address, 2649 James Street in Eastwood. They will give a brief presentation followed by a question and answer session. Join us to hear about a new proposal for your neighborhood!
A developer and leaders of the design team will speak about a proposed project at the former Welter-Price Funeral Home address, 2649 James Street in Eastwood. They will give a brief presentation followed by a question and answer session. Join us to hear about a new proposal for your neighborhood!

Find us on Facebook! Marketing & Participation Committee forms Facebook page for our TNT
We are proud to announce a new Facebook page for the Eastwood TNT District 6 ! Check us out for all the latest city-wide and neighborhood planning and development updates if you have a Facebook account by clicking the link below – and tell your neighbors!:

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Updates in City planning and development news:

Syracuse Common Council will hold Public Hearing this week on a City Plan for the Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
The City of Syracuse Common Council held a public hearing on the city plan for the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, this Friday, January 20, 2012. This is a large source of funding for neighborhoods as well as a large part of the budget for the City of Syracuse. CDBG funds are most often used for development in sections of the city designated low-to-moderate income areas in the city. Since TNT’s inception and through this year, the CDBG also funded our group’s efforts.

The City’s CDBG plan for 2011-2012 may be found here:

City of Syracuse to present Bike Plan at Grant Middle School for the End of January:
On Wednesday, January 25, at 7:00 pm at Grant Middle School, city Transportation Planner Paul Mercurio will be presenting a draft proposal for a bike plan for the City of Syracuse. The public and TNTers are all invited to attend! Paul is actively soliciting public feedback and may be contacted at DPW at (315) 448-8511 or via e-mail at .

Here’s the City of Syracuse Master Bike Plan to date: 

In Case You Missed It: Update on Vote to Amend City Charter
Here’s the latest from, from December 28, 2011, on the Common Council vote to amend the City Charter to change the way the City Planning Commission and the Common Council interact when conducting business and decisions regarding development projects:
Our current Eastwood 5-Year Plan may be found on the City of Syracuse TNT homepage at:
Visit our monthly meeting calendar published by YNN at:

Please contact the TNT-Eastwood Neighborhood Planning Council partnership at





TONIGHT: Tell Mayor Miner to Stop this Power Grab

Remember this back in November:

“Syracuse lawmakers vote themselves the power to override the city planning commission” (, 11/29/2011)

Lonnie posted about it here on November 22nd. Well, this may be late notice but TONIGHT all of us can do something about it!

Apparently, the Common Councilors who voted 6-3, with very little transparency or public input, to amend the City Charter to be able to inject legislative politics into unanimous City Planning Commission  decisions, didn’t get the message from our letters.

Mayor Stephanie Miner is seeking public comment TONIGHT AT CITY HALL on the Common Council’s decision to amend the City Charter for more authority over Planning Commission decisions. The Mayor wants to hear from the public and listen directly to comments to assist in making a decision to act on the City Charter change. She has already come out against it but needs some support from the public for next steps. The vote on the Common Council was veto-proof, but maybe cooler heads will prevail…

The meeting will be at 5:00 p.m. in Council chambers on the 3rd floor of City Hall, 233 E. Washington Street, Syracuse, 13202.

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Eat Where You Live – In Eastwood, Of Course!

Tonight, December 13, at 7:00 the Eastwood Neighborhood Association (ENA) will hold their quarterly Open House at Blessed Sacrament Church.

The keynote speaker tonight will be Diane Eggert, Executive Director of the Farmers’ Market Federation of New York, who will give a presentation on starting a community farmers’ market. The Eastwood Neighborhood Association is organizing a Steering Committee to study the feasibility of a regular farmers’ market in Eastwood and all neighbors/members are invited to join. This is an effort that will further the aim of a more walkable Eastwood!

From the Farmers’ Market Federation of New York website

Our mission is to support and promote the viability of farmers’ markets through innovative services, programs and partnerships that maximize the benefits of markets to sellers, buyers and communities.

Check out the Farmers’ Market Federation publications page for some fascinating information, including a downloadable “Guide to Developing a Community Farmers’ Market” and a summary of “The Value of Farmers’ Markets”.

Tonight’s ENA meeting is Open to the Public.

To become a member of the Eastwood Neighborhood Association and join this effort contact the organization via e-mail at or donate on the organization’s website at