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
PAT STANCZYK
Chief Financial Officer
JAKE THORSEN 
Director of Operations
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
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
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

2017-06-06 Current Property Inventory

2017 Properties Sold

2016 Properties Sold

2015 Properties Sold

2014 Properties Sold

2017

2017-20 Budget

2016

2016 Financial Statements and Independent Auditors’ Report

2016 Required Communication from auditors

2016 GSPDC Annual Report

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

 2017 

Resolution No. 1 of 2017 – Election of Officers and Committees

Resolution No. 2 of 2017 – Readopting Policies and Procedures

Resolution No. 3 of 2017 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties

Resolution No. 4 of 2017 – Authorizing the Non-Competitive Sale of Multiple Properties

Resolution No. 5 of 2017 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties

Resolution No. 6 of 2017 – Authorizing the Acquisition of Multiple Properties from the City of Syracuse [Phase XIII]

Resolution No. 7 of 2017 – Authorizing the Acquisition of 316 Shonnard St.

Resolution No. 8 of 2017 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties

Resolution No. 9 of 2017 – Authorizing the Acquisition of Certain Properties from the City of Syracuse [Phase XIII]

Resolution No. 10 of 2017 – Authorizing the Purchase of 204-06 Woodland Ave.

Resolution No. 11 of 2017 – Authorizing the Purchase of 134-36 W. Kennedy St.

Resolution No. 12 of 2017 – Allowing the Land Bank to enter into a contract with the Office of the NY Attorney General for Neighbors for Neighborhoods funding program

Resolution No. 13 of 2017 – Allowing the Land Bank to contract with the Local Initiatives Support Coalition (LISC) for Round 3 OAG funding in the amount of $2 million

Resolution No. 14 of 2017 – Authorizing the Acquisition of Certain Properties from the City of Syracuse

Resolution No. 15 of 2017 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties

Resolution No. 16 of 2017 – Authorizing the Sale of 101 Sunstruck Dr.

Resolution No. 17 of 2017 – Authoring the Sale of Multiple Properties

Resolution No. 18 ofResolution No. 21 of 2017 – Authorizing the Acquisition of Certain Properties from the City of Syracuse 2017 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties to Home HeadQuarters

Resolution No. 19 of 2017 – Authorizing the GSPDC to enter into a contract with Enterprise Community Partners

Resolution No. 20 of 2017 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties

Resolution No. 21 of 2017 – Authorizing the Acquisition of Certain Properties from the City of Syracuse

Resolution No. 22 of 2017 – Authorizing the Sale of Multiple Properties