Located on the site of a former warehouse complex, the project involves the renovation of 28,000 square feet of existing space and the construction of 27,000 sq. ft. of new space, designed to meet LEED Gold standards. The building is located in Syracuse’s economically-distressed Near West Side, a neighborhood that has endured extensive disinvestment over the last 50 years. The site is in a Federal Empowerment Zone and a qualified low-income census tract that meets deeper distress criteria. The new Center houses WCNY, the regional public broadcasting affiliate in Central New York State and the City of Syracuse.