Tomorrow's Neighborhoods Today (TNT)

Area 3 - Southside

5-Year Neighborhood Plan:

SOUTHERN COMPASS

In 1999, the City of Syracuse established Tomorrow’s Neighborhoods Today (TNT) to facilitate public input to government agencies, community organizations, philanthropic groups and private investors. Eight Neighborhood Planning Councils that corresponds to the city’s eight planning areas were formed -- Downtown, Westside, Southside, Valley, Eastside, Eastwood, Northside, and Lakefront. TNT’s founding mission was to create a comprehensive process that is accessible to and influenced by neighborhood residents, businesses and local organizations to shape the future of their community. In essence making tomorrow’s neighborhoods possible because of the decisions being made today. This approach to planning helps direct the city’s resources into priority areas in the most cost-effective way. 

One of the main functions of each TNT sector is to create a five-year plan that would include a comprehensive vision for the diverse neighborhoods within the area, five-year goals and objectives, prioritized action steps, budgets, recommendations to operating city departments and timelines for completion. Each of the city’s operating departments is supposed to take these plans into consideration as they create annual work plans and capital budgets. Although some believe these plans just collect dust, many neighborhoods are now updating their plans and crossing off things that were accomplished as a result of their long-term planning. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for the Southside. TNT Area-3 - Southside is the only TNT sector that does not have a five-year neighborhood plan on record. Each community with a plan has experienced a noticeable improvement. This assessment project was commissioned to help the Southside get on the right track and experience similar progress as other areas of this city. 

 

To request the plan, please fill out the form below.  You will be notified and sent a link to the plan once it becomes available to the public.