Salt City Market is a mixed-use development located at the southern end of downtown Syracuse, New York. Located at the convergence of three distinct neighborhoods, the site was most recently a parking lot left vacant after fires destroyed previous buildings at several points in history. The Allyn Foundation envisioned a new landmark on this important site that would celebrate the diversity of Syracuse by bringing different cultures and people together through food.
The food hall and public market on the first floor showcase diverse cultural and culinary experiences and support local entrepreneurs in building economic opportunity with 10 food stalls, a grocery store, and a teaching kitchen. The second floor provides office spaces for the foundation along with other non-profit community-based organizations, and the third and fourth floors have a total of 26 apartments that are affordable for a range of income levels. The remainder of the site is used for outdoor dining, winter convenience parking for market patrons, a play area, and community pop-up events.
In partnership with VIPAA, iCrave, and VIP Structures, the design and construction processes also reflected the Allyn Foundation’s goal of increasing generational wealth and providing opportunities for underrepresented populations. Prior to design, surveys and pop-up food events were used to seek feedback from the community. For construction, the team focused on M/WBE subcontractors and recruiting a local workforce.
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