I-81 Task Force

AIA CNY resolves to support the Community Grid Option as being in the best interest of the city of Syracuse, the region and the profession, based on the research, documentation, and evaluation done by the task force.

Read the full resolution here.


The "I-81 Task Force" is a subcommittee of the AIA CNY Chapter's Urban Design Committee. Efforts are dedicated to broadening the "design program" of the NYS DOT "I-81 Viaduct Project", initiated in August 2013, to include Urban Design and Quality of Life standards of excellence to advance the quality and economic vitality of the city and region. We are working to broaden community knowledge of the issues, promote community representation and input, establish standards of excellence in Urban Design, promote visualizations of possible alternatives, and assist implementation through draft legislation.

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Current Activities:

Read the Right of Way Development Paper

Read the March 2016 progress report

Read the February 2016 progress report

Read the January 2016 progress report

Read the December 2015 progress report

Read the November 2015 progress report

Read the July-August 2015 progress report                    

Read the AIA CNY Second Scoping Period Letter to DOT from Aug 29, 2014

Read the "Syracuse I-81 / Urban Design Study of the I-81 Project Area" from July 2014

See the article in the December 2013 issue of the Leading Edge Newsletter

Read the AIA CNY I-81 Resolution from Sep 12, 2013

Read the AIA New York State Resolution of Support from Sep 24, 2013

Read the AIA CNY I-81 Task Force Scoping Comments from Nov 13, 2013

Read the DOT Initial Scoping Questions from Jan 17, 2014