Hawkins to Present His Sustainable Syracuse Vision for Civic and Environmental Highways in City's Urban Design

Hawkins to Present His Vision for a Sustainable Syracuse on Tuesday, October 24 at 11:00 am

Vision Calls for Civic and Environmental Highways in the Old 15th Ward Community Street Grid and along the Erie Canal and Onondaga Creek Waterways

Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Mayor of Syracuse, will hold a news conference on Friday, October 20 at 11:00 am in the Horizons Ballroom on the top floor of the Crown Plaza Syracuse, 701 E. Genesee St. to present his ideas for “rebuilding Syracuse green.”

Hawkins will present his ideas with vision maps and drawings to illustrate his proposals and with a view looking down on the city to where the vision would be built.

“We need to take bold urban design initiatives to boost Syracuse out of its economic doldrums. Syracuse can’t be Everywhere USA and expect it to attract people and business any better than any other conventionally designed city. By restoring the old 15th Ward community street grid and the Erie Canal and Onondaga Creek waterways, we would create three civic and environmental highways criss-crossing the city. They would enhance the city’s charm and beauty and provide attractive gathering places for businesses, residents, workers, shoppers, and tourists to participate in commerce, recreation, education, politics, arts, and cultural activities,” Hawkins said.


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