Updated 01/09/2012 09:56 PM
Waterfront development proposals are in
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse's Inner Harbor is one step closer to getting a makeover. The three developers who have submitted proposals to the city presented their ideas to the community Monday night.
One proposal includes bringing Bass Pro Shops to Syracuse, which will attract restaurants and other retailers.
The second developer plans to turn the current maintenance building into 15 to 20 townhomes.
The final proposal is to create mostly residential units, along with office and retail space.
It would also create a hotel and a satellite campus for Onondaga Community College.
Those working on the project say they're excited by the possibilities.
"We're cautiously optimistic. We're realistic in that there's a lot of work that needs to be done. But the fact that we have three developers, local developers that are interested in doing something in the Inner Harbor is a great first step and we are anxious to keep the process moving forward," said Ben Walsh, Syracuse Director of Economic Development, Deputy Commissioner of Neighborhood and Business Development.
A panel will review the proposals and make a recommendation to the mayor within the next month.