Updated 05/12/2005 10:41 AM
Earlier this year a promise came out of Pyramid's Bob Congel. That promise, to start the 800,000 square foot Carousel Mall expansion this spring. Since then, Pyramid workers have stayed busy.
"They've been working collaboratively and cooperatively and have addressed mutual concerns to everyone's satisfaction," said Terri Bright, Syracuse's Corporation Counsel
Last week, Pyramid dropped off construction plans to Syracuse's Division of Code Enforcement, a move the city sees as significant.
"We hope any day they'll begin to pick up their permits and begin construction," Bright said.
While Pyramid appears to be meeting the latest expectations for the Carousel Mall expansion, it's failing to do so for the Inner Harbor project. The Lakefront Development Corp. Board had hoped to see construction start on that project by this summer, but right now it's in Albany going through some procedural steps with no contract in place. Pyramid has blamed this stagnation on the city's move to take away Empire Zone acres away from the Inner Harbor, while the city says the ball is really in Pyramid's court.
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"We have told them that according to the State Empire Zone law, we need to have a detailed plan before we can give them Empire Zone status to any acres," Bright said.
While Bright waits for that plan, she is glad to have the one regarding the Carousel's expansion in hand.
Pyramid officials were unavailable for comment Wednesday. Also, we're looking into whether News 10 Now can get a copy of the construction plans so we can tell you what the add-on to Carousel will look like.