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Syracuse Inner Harbor Master Plan


Syracuse, NY


1,418,000 sf

QPK  Design  provided  master  planning  and  conceptual  design  services  for  the  Syracuse  Inner  Harbor,  a  new  pedestrian  friendly  mixed-use  community/neighborhood  using  the  principles and ideas of “New Urbanism”.The goal of the development was to create a new neighborhood preserving access and public use of the water and parks with a strong identity and density of urban fabric emulating the character  and  diversity  of  traditional  urban  waterfront  development.  QPK  Design  provided  complete 3D visualization and dynamic working 3D models.The architectural style proposed was a complementary blend of contemporary architectural styles  with  the  local  vernacular.  The  most  relevant  examples  were  the  Farmers  Market,  Downtown,  Franklin  Square,  and  public  buildings  along  the  Erie  Canal  waterway.  The  intention was to transform the Inner Harbor into an attractive, upscale waterfront community.A planned promenade would link to a landscaped park; and a proposed bike trail would run along the park merging with the promenade at observation platforms. The plan also called for existing historic structures to be renovated and integrated into the new development.

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