SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Some more improvements are coming to the Connective Corridor in Syracuse, along with a plan to keep it looking nice.
Syracuse University announced a second round of grants for businesses along the corridor which connects the University to the downtown area.
Sixteen businesses will split $250,000 to make facade improvements. In addition, there's now a fund established to help maintain the Connective Corridor. It comes after local businesses resisted a proposed tax increase to pay for maintenance.
The Syracuse Beautification Fund will collect contributions specifically for the corridor, but officials say it could someday grow beyond that.
"In concept, it can be replicated and used in other neighborhoods where there may be interested property owners and others who want to support local beautification," said Peter Dunn, CNY Community Foundation President and CEO.
The fund will be run by a three person advisory board, with members nominated by SU and appointed by the Community Foundation.
For more information about the fund visit www.cnycf.org.