About

The primary purpose of the Greater Syracuse Land Bank is to return vacant, abandoned, underutilized, and tax-delinquent properties to productive use in ways that support the community’s long-range vision for its future.

We do this by acquiring these properties, stabilizing them, selling them to responsible buyers for redevelopment, and by assembling and land banking projects for long-range redevelopment plans.  Responsible, well-planned redevelopment of these properties will increase surrounding property values, improve quality of life for surrounding residents, and stabilize the tax base making it easier for local governments to provide essential services. Ensuring that properties are redeveloped by qualified developers, with adequate plans, and for purposes that benefit the surrounding community will work to reverse the decline of property values in blighted areas.

The Greater Syracuse Property Development Corporation is an independent nonprofit and a local public authority created by Intermunicipal Agreement between the City of Syracuse and the County of Onondaga. It is governed by a board of directors appointed by the City and the County.

Mission Statement
To address the problems of vacant, abandoned, or tax delinquent property in the City of Syracuse and the County of Onondaga in a coordinated manner through the acquisition of real property pursuant to New York Not-for-Profit Corporations Law section 1608 and returning that property to productive use in order to strengthen the economy, improve the quality of life, and improve the financial condition of the municipalities, through the use of the powers and tools granted to Land Banks by the Laws of the State of New York.


Who We Are

KATELYN WRIGHT
Executive Director
BEN GRAY
Director of Operations
PAT STANCZYK
Chief Financial Officer
JAKE THORSEN 
Program Manager/Neighborhood Planner
DAVID ROWE
Assistant Property Manager
CHAMAR OTIS
Sales Specialist
LIAM KIRST
Community Outreach Coordinator
LOGAN REIDSMA
Community Outreach Coordinator

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Daniel Barnaba, Treasurer
Appointed by Onondaga County Legislature

James Corbett, Vice Chair
Jointly Appointed by the City of Syracuse Mayor and Onondaga County Executive

El-Java Abdul-Qadir
Appointed by Syracuse Common Council

Julie Cerio, Secretary
Appointed by Onondaga County Executive

Vito Sciscioli, Chair
Appointed by City of Syracuse Mayor

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Land Bank Board of Directors, Mayor Stephanie Miner, County Executive Joanne Mahoney, Syracuse Common Councilors, Senator David Valeskey, and Executive Director Katelyn Wright accept $3 million grant from the Office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to the Greater Syracuse Land Bank.


Citizens Advisory Board

MEMBER APPOINTED BY
Win Thurlow 1st District Councilor
Pat Body 2nd District Councilor
Garth Coviello 3rd District Councilor
Bob Dougherty 4th District Councilor
Sheldon Ashkin 5th District Councilor
Jonathan Link Logan Mayor Stephanie Miner
Phil Prehn Mayor Stephanie Miner
Sharon Sherman At-Large Councilors
Angela Wright At-Large Councilors

Meetings

The Greater Syracuse Land Bank’s meetings are open to the public. Regular meetings of the Board of Directors are held at 8:00 AM on the third Tuesday of each month at 431 East Fayette Street, Third Floor Conference Room.  Committee meetings are held as needed and posted in advance.

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Meeting Documents

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Public Reporting

Properties

2017-03-06 Current Property Inventory

2017 Properties Sold

2016 Properties Sold

2015 Properties Sold

2014 Properties Sold

2017

2017-20 Budget

2016

2016-19 Budget – Revised 3/29/16

2016-19 Budget – Adopted 10/20/15

2016 Performance Objectives

The Land Bank Act requires annual reports made to the Foreclosing Governmental Units that created each land bank:

2016 Report to the Common Council

2016 Report to the County Legislature

2015

2015 GSPDC Annual Report

2015 Certified Financial Audit

2015 Financial Audit – Management Letter

2015 Budget Amended – 10/20/15

2015 Budget – Adopted 11/18/14

2015 Performance Objectives

2015 Performance Objectives Review

2015-16 Budget Hearing Materials provided to Common Council 4/20/15

The Land Bank Act requires annual reports made to the Foreclosing Governmental Units that created each land bank:

2015 Report to City of Syracuse

2015 Report to Onondaga County

2014

2014 GSPDC Annual Report

2014 Certified Financial Audit

2014 Financial Audit – Management Letter

Amended 2014 Budget – adopted 11-18-2014

GSPDC 2014 Budget

2014 Performance Objectives

2014 Performance Objectives Review

The Land Bank Act requires annual reports made to the Foreclosing Governmental Units that created each land bank:

2014 Report to City of Syracuse

2014 Report to Onondaga County

2013

2013 GSPDC Annual Report

2013 Certified Financial Audit

2013 Financial Audit – Management Letter

Amended GSPDC 2013 budget – adopted 12-10-2013

GSPDC 2013 Budget Report

2013 Performance Objectives

2013 Performance Objectives Review

The Land Bank Act requires annual reports made to the Foreclosing Governmental Units that created each land bank:

2013 Report to Onondaga County

2013 Report to City of Syracuse

2012

2012 GSPDC Annual Report

The Land Bank Act requires annual reports made to the Foreclosing Governmental Units that created each land bank. As the Land Bank had not yet acquired any properties or financial assets in 2012, the 2012 report to the NY Authorities Budget Office (“2012 GSPDC Annual Report,” above) was attached to each of these reports linked below:

2012 Report to Onondaga County

2012 Report to City of Syracuse

The Land Bank held no assets in 2012 and so no audit was conducted.

Incorporation, tax-exempt status

Certificate of Incorporation

IRS Form 1023 Application for 501c3 status

IRS 501c3 status determination letter

CT-247 NYS Application for tax-exempt status

NYS Taxation and Finance exempt determination

Resolutions

 2016 

Resolution No. 1 of 2016 – Election of Officers and Committees

Resolution No. 2 of 2016 – Readopting Policies and Procedures

Resolution No. 3 of 2016 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties

Resolution No. 4 of 2016 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties

Resolution No. 5 of 2016 – Authorizing Acquisition of 218 Lakeview Ave

Resolution No. 6 of 2016 – Authorizing Acquisition of 707 First North Street

Resolution No. 7 of 2016 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties

Resolution No. 8 of 2016 – Authorizing the Sale of Properties to Home HeadQuarters, Inc.

Resolution No. 9 of 2016 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties

Resolution No. 10 of 2016 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties

Resolution No. 11 of 2016 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties

Resolution No. 12 of 2016 – Authorizing the Acquisition of Multiple Properties from the City of Syracuse

Resolution No. 13 of 2016 – Authorizing the Sale of 707 First North Street

Resolution No. 14 of 2016 – Authorizing the Sale of 629 and 637-39 Oneida Street

Resolution No. 15 of 2016 – Authorizing the Sale of 507 Hawley Ave

Resolution No. 16 of 2016 – Authorizing the Sale of 141 Wood Ave

Resolution No. 17 of 2016 – Authorizing the Sale of 145 E Cheltenham Road

Resolution No. 18 of 2016 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties

Resolution No. 19 of 2016 – Authorizing the Non-Competitive Sale of Multiple Properties

Resolution No. 20 of 2016 – Authorizing the Acquisition of Multiple Properties from the City of Syracuse

Resolution No. 21 of 2016 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties

Resolution No. 22 of 2016 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties

Resolution No. 23 of 2016 – Authorizing the Non-Competitive Sale of Multiple Properties

Resolution No. 24 of 2016 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties

Resolution No. 25 of 2016 – Authorizing the Sale of 228 Hazelwood Ave.

Resolution No. 26 of 2016 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties

Resolution No. 27 of 2016 – Authorizing the Acquisition of Multiple Properties from the City of Syracuse [Phase XI]

Resolution No. 28 of 2016 – Authorizing the GSPDC to enter into a Certain Funding Agreement with the City of Syracuse

Resolution No. 29 of 2016 – Authorizing the acquisition of 108 Grant Ave.

Resolution No. 30 of 2016 – Authorizing the acquisition of 2012 Bellevue Ave.

Resolution No. 31 of 2016 – Accepting the Donation of 148 Sheldon Ave.

Resolution No. 32 of 2016 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties

Resolution No. 33 of 2016 – Authorizing the Non-Competitive Sale of Multiple Properties

Resolution No. 34 of 2016 – Authorizing the acquisition of 1000-04 Hawley Ave.

Resolution No. 35 of 2016 – Authorizing the acquisition of 403 W. Beard Ave.

 2015 

Resolution No. 1 of 2015 – Election of Officers and Committees

Resolution No. 2 of 2015 – Readopting Policies and Procedures

Resolution No. 3 of 2015 – Authorizing the Acquisition of Phase VIII Properties from the City of Syracuse

Resolution No. 4 of 2015 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties

Resolution No. 5 of 2015 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties to Home HeadQuarters, Inc.

Resolution No. 6 of 2015 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties

Resolution No. 7 of 2015 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties to Home HeadQuarters, Inc.

Resolution No. 8 of 2015 – Authorizing the Acquisition of Certain Properties from the City of Syracuse

Resolution No. 9 of 2015 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties

Resolution No. 10 of 2015 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties to Home HeadQuarters, Inc.

Resolution No. 11 of 2015 Authorizing the Sale of 1016 Teall Avenue

Resolution No. 12 of 2015 – Authorizing Amending the Terms of Sale of 126 N. Geddes Street

Resolution No. 13 of 2015 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties

Resolution No. 14 of 2015 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties

Resolution No. 15 of 2015 – Authorizing the Sale of 678 W. Onondaga Street

Resolution No. 16 of 2015 – Hiring an Executive Assistant/Special Projects Coordinator

Resolution No. 17 of 2015 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties

Resolution No. 18 of 2015 – Authorizing the Sale of 435 and 437 N. Salina Street

Resolution No. 19 of 2015 – Authorizing the Sale of Properties to Home HeadQuarters, Inc.

Resolution No. 20 of 2015 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties

Resolution No. 21 of 2015 – Authorizing the Sale of Properties to Home HeadQuarters, Inc.

Resolution No. 22 of 2015 – Authorizing entering into lease agreements with Home HeadQuarters, Inc. for the purpose of demolition

Resolution No. 23 of 2015 – Amend the Sales Contract for 664 West Onondaga Street

Resolution No. 24 of 2015 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties

Resolution No. 25 of 2015 – Authorizing an amendment of the Development Plan for 409 Seeley Road

Resolution No. 26 of 2015 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties

Resolution No. 27 of 2015 – Authorizing the Acquisition of Certain Properties from the City of Syracuse

Resolution No. 28 of 2015 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties

Resolution No. 29 of 2015 – Authorizing the Acquisition of Phase IX Properties from the City of Syracuse

Resolution No. 30 of 2015 – Authorizing the GSPDC to Enter into a Funding Agreement with the City of Syracuse

Resolution No. 31 of 2015 – Authorizing the Acquisition of Phase X Properties from the City of Syracuse

Resolution No. 32 of 2015 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties

Resolution No. 33 of 2015 – Authorizing the Sale of Properties to Home HeadQuarters, Inc.

Resolution No. 34 of 2015 – Authorizing the Acquisition of Certain Properties from the National Community Stabilization Trust via Donation

Resolution No. 35 of 2015 – Authorizing Acquisition of 344 Hillsdale Avenue via Donation from JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.

Resolution No. 36 of 2015 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties

 2014 

Resolution No. 1 of 2014 – Authorizing the Acquisition of Phase IV Properties from the City of Syracuse

Resolution No. 2 of 2014 – Approving the Sale of 147 Ridgeway Ave.

Resolution No. 3 of 2014 – Approving the Sale of 304 E. Heman St.

Resolution No. 4 of 2014 – Readopting Policies and Procedures

Resolution No. 5 of 2014 – Authorizing the Acquisition of Certain Properties from SURA

Resolution No. 6 of 2014 – Authorizing the Acquisition of Phase V Properties from the City of Syracuse

Resolution No. 7 of 2014 – Approving the Sale of 3416 Midland Avenue

Resolution No. 8 of 2014 – Approving the Sale of 207 Herbert Street

Resolution No. 9 of 2014 – Approving the Sale of 523 Mountainview Avenue

Resolution No. 10 of 2014 – Hiring a Property Renovation and Maintenance Manager

Resolution No. 11 of 2014 – Amending the Personnel Policy

Resolution No. 12 of 2014 – Entering into a Funding Agreement with Onondaga County

Resolution No. 13 of 2014 – Authorizing Acquisition of Certain Community Garden Properties from the City of Syracuse

Resolution No. 14 of 2014 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Parcels of Real Property

Resolution No. 15 of 2014 – Authorizing the Sale of Certain Parcels of Real Property to Home HeadQuarters, Inc.

Resolution No. 16 of 2014 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Parcels of Real Property

Resolution No. 17 of 2014 – Authorizing the Sale of Certain Parcels of Real Property to Home HeadQuarters, Inc.

Resolution No. 18 of 2014 – Authorizing GSPDC to enter into a Certain Funding Agreement with the City of Syracuse

Resolution No. 19 of 2014 – Authorizing the Acquisition of Phase VI Properties from the City of Syracuse

Resolution No. 20 of 2014 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Parcels of Real Property

Resolution No. 21 of 2014 – Authorizing the Sale of Certain Properties to Home HeadQuarters, Inc.

Resolution No. 22 of 2014 – Authorizing the GSPDC to enter into lease agreements with Home HeadQuarters, Inc.

Resolution No. 23 of 2014 – Hiring of an Executive Assistant/Special Projects Coordinator

Resolution No. 24 of 2014 – Authorizing the Acquisition of 606 Pond St from Wells Fargo Bank N.A.

Resolution No. 25 of 2014 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Parcels of Real Property

Resolution No. 26 of 2014 – Authorizing the Sale of Certain Parcels of Real Property to Home HeadQuarters, Inc.

Resolution No. 28 of 2014 – Authorizing the Sale of 751 N. Salina Street

Resolution No. 29 of 2014 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Parcels of Real Property

Resolution No. 30 of 2014 – Authorizing the Acquisition of Phase VII Properties from the City of Syracuse

Resolution No. 31 of 2014 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Parcels of Real Property

Resolution No. 32 of 2014 – Authorizing the Sale of 220 Shuart Avenue

Resolution No. 33 of 2014 – Authorizing the Acquisition of 1079-81 W. Onondaga Street from Wells Fargo Bank N.A.

Resolution No. 34 of 2014 – Accepting title to 220 Fitch St via Donation

Resolution No. 25 of 2014 – Accepting title to 1038-40 Bellevue Ave via Donation

Resolution No. 36 of 2014 – Authorizing the Acquisition of Certain Parcels of Real Property (from Onondaga County)

Resolution No. 37 of 2014 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties

Resolution No. 38 of 2014 – Authorizing the sale of property to Home HeadQuarters, Inc.

Resolution No. 39 of 2014 – Authorizing the sale of 664 W. Onondaga to Housing Visions Consultants, Inc.

Resolution No. 40 of 2014 – Authorizing entering into a contract with the Office of the Attorney General

Resolution No. 41 of 2014 – Authorizing the Acquisition of Additional Phase VII Properties from the City of Syracuse

Resolution No. 42 of 2014 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties

Resolution No. 43 of 2014 – Authorizing the sale of property to Home HeadQuarters, Inc.

Resolution No. 44 of 2014 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties

Resolution No. 45 of 2014 – Authorizing the Acquisition of 629 Oneida Street

 2013 

Resolution No. 1 of 2013 – Electing a Chairman

Resolution No. 2 of 2013 – Electing a Vice-Chair

Resolution No. 3 of 2013 – Electing a Treasurer

Resolution No. 4 of 2013 – Electing a Secretary

Resolution No. 5 of 2013 – Electing Members to the Audit Committee

Resolution No. 6 of 2013 – Electing Members to the Governance Committee

Resolution No. 7 of 2013 – Approving the GSPDC’s 2013 MWBE Goal Plan

Resolution No. 8 of 2013 – Authorizing the GSPDC to apply to the OCDC Economic Growth Support Fund

Resolution No. 9 of 2013 – Adopting an Investment Policy

Resolution No. 10 of 2013 – Adopting a Property Acquisition Policy

Resolution No. 11 of 2013 – Approving an RFQ for Legal Services

Resolution No. 12 of 2013 – Approving GSPDC 2012 Annual Report to the ABO

Resolution No. 13 of 2013 – Adopting 2013 Performance Objectives

Resolution No. 14 of 2013 – Awarding a Contract for Legal Services to Menter, Rudin, & Trivelpiece, P.C.

Resolution No. 15 of 2013 – Authorizing the Hiring Committee to Issue an RFP for Rental Property Management

Resolution No. 16 of 2013 – Authorizing the Hiring Committee to Issue an RFP for Vacant Property Management

Resolution No. 17 of 2013 – Authorizing the Hiring Committee to Solicit Candidates for the Position of Executive Director/CFO

Resolution No. 18 of 2013 – Authorizing the GSPDC to Enter into a Service Agreement with OCDC

Resolution No. 19 of 2013 – Authorizing the Treasurer to Open a Bank Account on Behalf of the GSPDC

Resolution No. 20 of 2013 – Authorizing the GSPDC to purchase Directors’ and Officers’ Insurance

Resolution No. 21 of 2013 – Approving a RFP for Accounting and Bookkeeping Services

Resolution No. 22 of 2013 – Adopting an Internal Controls Policy

Resolution No. 23 of 2013 – Authorizing the GSPDC to enter into a funding agreement with the City of Syracuse

Resolution No. 24 of 2013 – Authorizing the Acquisition of Certain Properties from the City of Syracuse [Phase I]

Resolution No. 25 of 2013 – Authorizing Hiring Bowers & Company for accounting services

Resolution No. 26 of 2013 – Authorizing Hiring an Executive Director/CFO

Resolution No. 27 of 2013 – Adopting a Personnel Policy

Resolution No. 28 of 2013 – Adopting “Guidelines for Land Bank Management and Disposition of Real Property within the City of Syracuse” drafted by the Land Bank Citizens Advisory Board

Resolution No. 29 of 2013 – Authorizing the GSPDC to enter into Property Management Contracts

Resolution No. 30 of 2013 – Authorizing the Treasurer to open bank accounts for property management and security deposits

Resolution No. 31 of 2013 – Adopting a Residential Occupant Relocation Policy

Resolution No. 32 of 2013 – Adopting a Policy Governing the Acceptance of Donated Property

Resolution No. 33 of 2013 – Authorizing the GSPDC to enter into property brokerage contracts

Resolution No. 34 of 2013 – Adopting a Privacy Policy

Resolution No. 35 of 2013 – Amending the Personnel Policy

Resolution No 36 of 2013 – Amending the Internal Controls Policy

Resolution No. 37 of 2013 – Authorizing the Acquisition of Certain Properties from the City of Syracuse [Phase II]

Resolution No. 38 of 2013 – Authorizing the Acquisition of Certain Properties from Onondaga County

Resolution No. 39 of 2013 – Authorizing the Acquisition of Certain Properties from the City of Syracuse [Phase III]

Resolution No. 40 of 2013 – Authorizing Acquisition of Certain Properties in the Town of Geddes from Onondaga County

Resolution No. 41 of 2013 – Resolution Authorizing Acquisition of Certain Properties from Wells Fargo Bank NA

Resolution No. 42 of 2013 – Authorizing the GSPDC to enter into lease agreements with CNY Affordable Properties, Inc.

Resolution No. 43 of 2013 – Waiving a Conflict of Interest and Consenting to the representation of the GSPDC by Menter, Rudin, & Trivelpiece, P.C. in relation to matter between or among the GSPDC and Home HeadQuarters, inc. CNY Affordable Properties, Inc., CNY Affordable Realty, Inc. and Opportunity HeadQuarters, Inc. (collectively the “HHQ Entities”)

Resolution No. 44 of 2013 – Establishing a Finance Committee and Electing Members

Resolution No. 45 of 2013 – Amending the Disposition of Property Policy

Resolution No. 46 of 2013 – Amending the 2013 Budget

Resolution No. 47 of 2013 – Authorizing the Sale of 257 S. Collingwood Ave.

Resolution No. 48 of 2013 – Authorizing the Sale of 2001 S. Geddes St.

Resolution No. 49 of 2013 – Authorizing the Sale of 2201-03 and 2207 Grant Blvd.

Resolution No. 50 of 2013 – Authorizing the Sale of 322 Spring Street

Resolution No. 51 of 2013 – Authorizing the Sale of 303 Curtis Street

Resolution No. 52 of 2013 – Authorizing the GSPDC to enter into a cotnract with the Office of the NY Attorney General