As we all know, downtown Syracuse is made up of several distinct neighborhoods. Armory, Hanover, Clinton, Franklin and Cathedral Square each have their own identifying characteristics and each have a wealth of historic properties.
Many of our downtown neighborhoods listed above have a neighborhood association. These groups meet on a scheduled basis to work to improve their districts appeal to residents, patrons and future business owners. These meetings have helped to establish initiatives such as city wide hanging flower baskets, neighborhood banners and markers, kiosks and small business advertising.
Small businesses within these neighborhoods can greatly benefit from using the architectural strengthens of their respective buildings to highlight their product or service and therefore improve sales. There are many ways business can work together to take advantage of the unique qualities of their location and create a walkable, pedestrian friendly sales zone.
Get involved with your neighborhood association to begin to create a conversation about growth and creating a dynamic “sense of place” for your business. Working together, each neighborhood can maintain its unique identity and assets while coordinating improvements to make the greatest impact on the streetscape.
Below is a link to several neighborhood associations: