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What is Blueprint 15?

Blueprint 15, a newly formed not for profit organization, in partnership with the City of Syracuse, the Syracuse Housing Authority (SHA) and the Syracuse City School District, has a bold vision for the holistic revitalization of the neighborhood.  Together, the partners are working to create an environment where individuals and families (especially children) thrive and have genuine hope for successful futures and expectations that they will make important contributions to the world around them. 

 

Vincent Love appointed new CEO of Blueprint 15

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Blueprint 15 Board President Sharon Owen and Board Vice President Calvin Corriders announce the appointment of Vincent B. Love as CEO of Blueprint 15.

Vincent Love is a seasoned professional with over 40 years experience in financial management.  For the past 26 years, he has worked for the North Syracuse Central School District as an Accountant and the last 6 years as Treasurer. Prior to joining the North Syracuse School District, Vince worked for 8 years for the Center for Community Alternatives as an Outreach Specialist and 7 years for the Syracuse Housing Authority as an administrative/modernization assistant.  Vince holds a B.S. in Accounting and Business Administration from Florida A&M University.

In addition to his professional experience, Vince brings a strong background in community leadership and engagement. Vince is well known as one of the original members of the Syracuse Chapter of 100 Black Men and served as President of the organization for the past ten years.  In addition, Vince has served on the Board of Directors of On Point for College, Center for Community Alternatives, Vera House, Hillside Work Scholarship Connection and the Gifford Foundation.

“Blueprint 15 has a bold vision to work with residents and community partners to revitalize the East Adams neighborhood. Vince is the ideal candidate to lead this initiative,” said Sharon Owens, President of Blueprint 15. 

Calvin Corriders, Vice President of Blueprint 15 and Chair of the CEO Search Committee stated, “We had many strong applicants for the CEO position but Vince’s professional experience along with his passion and integrity made him the unanimous choice of the Board.” 

Vince will start in his position as CEO of Blueprint 15 on July 1, 2019. 

 
 

Contact

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Blueprint 15 details…


The neighborhood

The Syracuse Housing Authority controls the majority of the property in the plan area, approximately 118 square acres on 27 square blocks, and other non-profit and educational institutions control much of the balance.  The current property has 1,060 units of public housing (including Pioneer Homes, McKinney Manor and Central Village), 11 single family homes of LIHTC housing, and scattered privately owned single family homes or rental units.

The Blueprint 15 geography is immediately adjacent to Interstate 81, which is subject to an impending decision by the Governor of the State of New York on its demolition and replacement. The neighborhood is the crossroads of the exciting business and residential developments in the downtown area and large institutions in the University Hill area such as Syracuse University, Upstate Medical University, and various hospitals. This project is an exciting opportunity to link Syracuse’s many assets in a dynamic, mixed-income, mixed-use neighborhood. 


Commitment

The vision for the neighborhood includes 1,110-1,400 new mixed-income apartments that will be part of a broader mixed-income neighborhood that holistically addresses the needs of the residents across a spectrum of incomes by creating a highly amenitized neighborhood that includes excellent neighborhood schools, education and economic development opportunities for all ages, health and wellness programs, transportation access, recreational opportunities and commercial investment.


The vision

The vision for the neighborhood includes 1,110-1,400 new mixed-income apartments that will be part of a broader mixed-income neighborhood that holistically addresses the needs of the residents across a spectrum of incomes by creating a highly amenitized neighborhood that includes excellent neighborhood schools, education and economic development opportunities for all ages, health and wellness programs, transportation access, recreational opportunities and commercial investment.
 


REDEVELOPMENT APPROACH

The redevelopment vision for the East Adams neighborhood is inspired by other holistic revitalization efforts championed by Purpose Built Communities whose Network Members are leading 22 such revitalization projects around the country.  Purpose Built Communities provides technical assistance and coaching to communities to help catalyze and accelerate holistic community revitalization initiatives that typically include radically improved cradle-to-college educational opportunities, mixed income housing, youth and adult development programs, jobs and job training, health and wellness programs, and commercial investment.  Atlanta’s East Lake community is a prime example of the success of this holistic, place-based strategy in turning around struggling neighborhoods and improving self-sufficiency outcomes.  

 
 

 
 
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new
— Socrates
 
 

 
 
 

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