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PACNY applauds the long-awaited rehabilitation on a favorite Syracuse landmark!

Construction began today on the long-awaited rehabilitation of the Moyer carriage and automobile factory, famous for the house on its rooftop overlooking Onondaga Lake. This $55.4 million project is being undertaken by Housing Visions Consultants Inc. and ADHV Redev CNY LLC, a joint venture between Syracuse developers Ryan Benz and Steve Case.

The team plans to turn the former Moyer carriage and automobile factory into 128 loft apartments, with 59 units being dedicated to disabled residents and victims of domestic violence. In addition, the building will also feature 3,670 square feet of commercial space.

The building was used as a carriage factory, which eventually also produced automobiles, from the early 1880s until 1915. Later owners of the complex included Porter-Cable Machine Co. and Penfield Manufacturing Co., producing mattresses and bedroom furniture. The complex has been empty since Penfield closed in 2006.

The project is being financed through a variety of public funding, including historic rehabilitation tax credits.

PACNY looks forward to seeing the finished product in Fall 2023!

This May 20th at 7 p.m. – Storyteller Vanessa Johnson

This May 20th at 7 p.m. at the Southside Innovation Center at 2610 South Salina Street PACNY is proud to present Griot Storyteller Vanessa Johnson.

Vanessa has been a professional storyteller since 1999 and has performed throughout CNY. She has performed at Syracuse University, The Red House Arts Center, the Schweinfurth Art Center, throughout the Onondaga County Library system and at many other K-12 schools and colleges throughout Central New York. National engagements include Bethune-Cookman University in Florida, University of Indiana, Miami University in Ohio, and at the Annual Underground Railroad Conference at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.

In addition, Vanessa founded the Harabee Youth Tent, an interactive visual art and music space in the Pan African Village at the New York State Fair. Please join PACNY in celebrating Preservation Month!

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ICYMI – PACNY presents CR0WD: a Coalition of Preservationists, Planners, and Architects to Promote Circularity and Reuse.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the United States generated 600 million tons of construction and demolition debris in 2018, making it the largest single component of landfill waste (40%). Sadly, the vast majority of construction debris (90%) results from demolition rather than new construction. As preservationists, our primary efforts are directed at saving buildings and promoting adaptive reuse.

On January 20, PACNY presented a panel from members of the working group known as CR0WD (Circularity, Reuse and Zero Waste Development), to discuss their collaboration and goals along with their research and advocacy efforts in the field of deconstruction and reuse of building materials.

Presenters included Bryan McCracken, Historic Preservation and Neighborhood Planner, City of Ithaca; Jennifer Minner, Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning and Director of Just Places Lab, Cornell University; Gretchen Worth, Project Director, Susan Christopherson Center for Community Planning; and Christine O’Malley, PhD, Preservation Services Coordinator of Historic Ithaca, Inc.

You can watch the discussion on our YouTube page: