Construction has begun on the transformation of Bank Alley, the new passage
running north-south between East Washington and East
Jefferson streets in downtown Syracuse. Once home to dumpsters, campers and
crime, the transformation when complete will feature a meandering paved
walkway, new lighting and a new green landscape that will help to brighten
up the narrow street and provide a sense of safety and security for
The project, spearheaded by the City of Syracuse and Onondaga County The
Industrial Development Agency, was considered a top priority for the
Revitalization of downtown has been. Cleaning up Bank Alley and creating an
urban pedestrian walkway is a goal shared by many urban oriented projects
aimed at increasing safety and walk ability in downtown neighborhoods.
There are many features the new walkway could incorporate such as seating,
food carts, ping pong tables, artwork and even street performances to
encourage social gathering in this transformative section of downtown.
Check back for more updates on the progress of The New Bank Alley.