‘The Connective Corridor Initiative’ at this week’s IRP

The Connective Corridor is emerging as a signature strip of cutting-edge cultural development connecting the University Hill with downtown Syracuse. Robbi Farschman, director of community engagement and economic development at Syracuse University, will explain the Connective Corridor at the Oct. 20 session of the Institute for Retired People (IRP) from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. Sessions are held at First Baptist Church of Syracuse, 5833 East Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville.

In addition to the bus route, the Corridor includes bike paths, imaginative lighting, public and interactive art, signage and directional systems that will help spur cultural and economic development.

Among other projects, the Connective Corridor is funding the construction of a new outdoor plaza at Syracuse Stage, a facelift at the Community Folk Art Center, façade improvements for buildings along the Corridor and reconstruction of Forman Park on East Genesee Street. Farschman will provide an overview of these and other projects under way and planned in the Connective Corridor.