Green Innovations

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Monday, December 21, 2009

RFP out for development of Syracuse Inner Harbor: A unique green opportunity (in one of the greenest cities in the country)

The Syracuse Lakefront Development Corporation (LDC) and the New York State Canal Corporation today announced the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the development of the Syracuse Inner Harbor. Proposals will be accepted through 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2010.

The LDC was formed in 1996 to facilitate the redevelopment of an 800 acre area around Onondaga Lake known as the Syracuse Lakefront. The Lakefront Development Corporation works under contract with the New York State Canal Corporation in revitalizing the Syracuse Inner Harbor, a 42-acre site owned by NY State that is being transformed from a working Barge Canal Harbor into the centerpiece harbor redevelopment project on the 524-mile New York State Canal System.  While "green" isn't written into the RFP, it's worth noting that Syracuse is one of the "greenest" cities in the country, so expect to see responses that incorporate interesting elements of sustainability.

The Clean Tech Center is currently hosting a special exhibit on Onondaga Lake - which is considered the birthplace of sustainability, dating back to 1142 and the "seven generation" thinking of the Iroquois confederacy.  The exhibit runs until late January 2010.  This RFP represents a unique opportunity for a developer to create the next chapter in the history of this unique resource that is an essential part of American history.

For more information about the RFP: