In the Media: Syracuse University Promenade ready for 1st week of classes (LocalSYR)

LocalSYR covered the University Promenade in a video, saying:

Timed just perfectly with the first week of classes, Syracuse University is unveiling one of its biggest campus makeovers ever.

It may be the most aggressive projects at SU since the Carrier Dome was built nearly four decades ago.

The driver of the Promenade, done in just a handful of months, is primarily underground.

Watch the video or read the transcript at

In the Media: University Place promenade proves beneficial, so far (Daily Orange)

The Daily Orange Editorial Board writes

As Syracuse University students settle into the Hill this week, they will meet new classmates, new professors, new neighbors and the same campus with a new look.

Costing an estimated $6 million, the now-completed promenade on University Place is a car-free walkway intended for pedestrians only: the campus buses that used to stop in front of the Schine Student Center and Bird Library are permanently rerouted to Waverly Avenue and only emergency vehicles are permitted to pass.

Read the full editorial at the Daily Orange.

In the Media: Syracuse University to hold open forums for discussion on Campus Framework (Daily Orange)

Rachel Sandler of the Daily Orange writes:

Syracuse University is looking for more feedback on its 20-year plan for major updates and renovations to SU’s physical campus.

Six open forums will be held for students, faculty and staff to comment on the Campus Framework, the university announced Thursday. A draft of the plan was released in June with a website containing message boards where people could leave comments about the Framework. So far, as of Aug. 18, about 70 comments are public on the website. Those comments — as well as those received in the six open forums — will be used to make a new draft of the Framework, which will be released in January 2017, according to an SU News release.

Read more at the Daily Orange.

In the Media: Before and after photos: See progress on Syracuse University’s new pedestrian promenade (

Michael Greenlar’s slideshow accompanies Julie McMahon’s article about the University Promenade, where she writes:

Construction workers at Syracuse University are laboring to complete the University Place Promenade in time for a deadline next week.

The promenade is slated to open Monday, a week before the fall semester begins. The campus and University Hill are already abuzz with students, groups and families.

View the slideshow and read the article at

In the Media: Syracuse University almost ready to unveil promenade, will continue construction in fall (

Julie McMahon of writes:

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse University plans to complete construction on its University Place Promenade later this month, but some summer projects won’t be done until after the school year starts.

The promenade is scheduled for completion on Aug. 22, said Pete Sala, vice president and chief facilities officer, in his weekly email update to the campus community.

Read the full article and view the slideshow at

In the Media: SU construction update: Work on some campus projects will continue into fall semester (Daily Orange)

The Daily Orange writes:

The University Place promenade is set to be complete Aug. 22, said Pete Sala, vice president and chief campusfacilities officer, in a campus construction update sent to the Syracuse University community on Monday.

After the concrete foundation for the promenade was poured last week, Sala said in the email that the plinths are currently being completed and the bricks are being set rapidly.

Read more at the Daily Orange.

In the Media: “Syracuse University’s Promenade Nearing Completion” (Time Warner Cable News)

Alexa Green of Time Warner Cable news writes:

It was once one of the main roadways throughout Syracuse University, but now it’s an all-out construction zone, with crews working hard to finish up the university promenade.

“It’s going to bring a much more safer campus. Our number-one concern is student safety,” said SU Chief Facilities Officer Pete Sala. “You know, it allows free flow and safety and it opens the campus up. You know the promenade is now the front door to the university.”

Read the full article and watch the video at Time Warner Cable News.

In the Media: “SU construction update” (Daily Orange)

“SU construction update: University Place water main in service; construction of Disability Cultural Center starts”

The new water main along the University Place promenade has been installed, tested and approved, said Pete Sala, vice president and chief campus facilities officer, in a construction update sent to the Syracuse University community on Monday.

Sala’s email said the water main is now in service, providing water to the buildings along University Place. Plinth construction also continues on the University Place promenade and storm drainage piping is 70 percent complete.

Read the full article at the Daily Orange.