Bank Alley required a sewer replacement in 2012. In collaboration with the City of Syracuse, a Save the Rain stormwater project was included with the construction of that sewer project. The stormwater project consisted of an underground stormwater retention bed with slow release back to the replaced sewer main.
Following the sewer replacement, the renovation of this area includes a green streetscape to transform both the Bank Street block and Bank Alley block (E. Fayette Street to E. Washington Street) into a pedestrian friendly walkway. As displayed in the architectural rendering above, the project includes meandering brick sidewalks, planters with benches, and decorative street lighting.
The stormwater runoff reduction for this project is approximately 622,000 gallons a year. The sewer replacement and stormwater retention bed were completed in 2012. The streetscaping renovations were constructed in 2013.
Syracuse’s Bank Alley no longer a back alley – PS 2013 – Rick Moriarty:
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