Visitor’s Guide to the Connective Corridor for Commencement Weekend
Commencement is one of the busiest weekends of the year for the Syracuse community, and the Connective Corridor is open for families from around the globe to explore.
While Connective Corridor streetscape construction is visibly underway, the project team is working to have major improvements in place this week, and is coordinating with area businesses to ensure that the visitor experience this coming weekend will be an enjoyable one.
Streets and sidewalks will be open during Commencement weekend with pedestrian and vehicle access. Businesses are open and parking is available downtown.
“We would like to congratulate the Class of 2014 and welcome their family and friends to Armory Square,” says Richard H. Sykes Jr., RHS Holdings Inc., who is president of the Armory Business Association. “With the coordination of Syracuse University and the Connective Corridor, we hope that the transformation the area is currently undergoing shows the graduating Class of 2014 and their families that we are building for the future.”
Here are some tools to help explore downtown during Commencement weekend:
The Connective Corridor is a partnership among Syracuse University, the City of Syracuse and Onondaga County to construct green streetscapes connecting University Hill and downtown.
Visitors can get a preview of the Connective Corridor streetscape initiative along Phase One of the project, which included University Avenue and East Genesee Street. Work on Phases Two and Three is now underway along Genesee and Fayette streets between McBride and West streets, with much of the work currently occurring in the Armory Square district.
For more information, visit http://connectivecorridor.syr.edu.