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|About||Combining the power of art, technology and innovation with neighborhood values and culture to revitalize Syracuse's Near Westside.|
|Mission||NWSI’s mission is to combine art, technology and innovation with neighborhood values and culture to revitalize Syracuse’s Near West Side neighborhood.|
|Awards||U.S. Green Building Council's Mayor Richard M. Daley Legacy Award for Global Leadership in Creating Sustainable Cities|
With this heritage and lineage, Syracuse has the resources and cultural DNA to develop and nurture the next generation of artists and innovators. The SALT District’s cultural diversity, warehouses, homes and incentive programs provide the perfect creative space needed for doing that. In addition, forward thinkers in the area are developing urban cultural spaces like Lipe Art Park and SU’s Connective Corridor to strengthen ties throughout the city
The SALT District consists primarily of the warehouses and commercial buildings on West Street and parts of West Fayette Street, on the edges of the Near Westside neighborhood. New warehouse spaces are being developed along West Street, as part of the Near Westside Initiative. Houses and smaller, multi-use properities in the heart of the neighborhood are also being targeted for ownership and development by artists. All of these houses and new warehouse spaces have incentive programs available to lower the cost of ownership, increase community support and allow artists to participate in the value they are creating in the neighborhood.
Privately-owned warehouses with loft spaces and studios are currently available along West Fayette Street. Here more than 60 artists are already creating, living and making their mark. Learn about some of them. The neighborhood also has additional assets and resources with The Delavan Center and Gallery, The Redhouse, Syracuse University’s Warehouse (with its School of Visual and Performing Arts and School of Architecture), Clayscapes Pottery and several other businesses who are a part of this growing art community.
Location, location, location
The SALT District is part of the Near Westside of Syracuse, within walking distance of downtown Syracuse and it’s vibrant and creative Armory Square District... and down the hill from Syracuse University. On its west and south sides are Syracuse’s residential neighborhoods: Tipperary Hill with it’s strong Irish heritage, shops and pubs; t