The Fayetteville planning board is in the process of looking over a proposal to turn the old Syracuse Plastics factory into a mixed-use building with both retail and commercial space.
Rendering by Dalpos Architects
Fayetteville A project in front of Fayetteville’s planning board could turn the old Syracuse Plastics factory into a mixed-use building as early as this year.
At the planning board’s March 3 meeting, Jim Knittel, an architect with Dalpos Architects and Integrators, presented the initial renderings for the property, located at 400 N. Clinton St. in the village.
“We’re keeping the old character of the factory, but we’re going to rebuild the brick and replace the windows. And along Chapel Street, we’re going to give it a new face,” Knittel said.
The project calls for 19 residential units all together. 13 of those units would be housed within the vacant factory building and six would be built as two-story townhouses, located on the Walnut St. side of the building. Each townhouse would have its own garage and each residential unit would have at least one parking spot in the proposed 22-spot parking garage, which would be located on the lower level of the factory building.
Knittel said there are plans to demolish a small piece on the back side of the building which will be rebuilt to house some of the residential units. Additional units will be built on the Clinton St. side of the building as well.
The 8,000 square feet of proposed commercial space fills the interior area of the building on the first floor. Ideally, the high ceiling, open trusses and big windows would suit companies looking for a large, open office area, Knittel said. The renderings also depict an outdoor parking area near the entrance to the commercial space.
The property was purchased in 2012 by Syracuse-area landlord Cosimo Zavaglia. Knittel said that Dalpos Architects and Zavaglia began the process of looking into designs for the property about a year ago, but ultimately the plans was put on the back burner while Zavaglia pursued other projects. Now, they’re ready to move forward with the Chapel Street Apartments.