2013-04-16 Stoss Leads Design Team Selected for Movement on Main: Designing Healthy Main Street
A team led by Stoss Landscape Urbanism, including Höweler + Yoon Architecture, Nitsch Engineering, and Angie Cradock ScD, MPE has been selected as the winning design team for the Movement on Main: Designing the Healthy Main Street competition in Syracuse. The announcement was made Tuesday, April 15th by The Near Westside Initiative, in partnership with UPSTATE: A Center for Design, Research and Real Estate in the Syracuse University School of Architecture.

Movement on Main seeks to tie together the investments being made on Wyoming Street as a part of the revitalization of Syracuse's traditionally impoverished Near Westside neighborhood. This street is anchored on the north by the new WCNY broadcast facility and on the south by the rehabilitation of Nojaim Bros. grocery store and the expansion of St. Joseph's Westside Clinic. This unique and innovative street redesign will create a new public gathering place that encourages the community to engage in their neighborhood's emergent creative life through a variety of movement and new technologies.

Stoss's proposal "Light‐Play!" was among five competitive proposals by talented interdisciplinary teams reviewed by a panel of jurors consisting of Near Westside residents and business owners, Syracuse School of Architecture professors, Syracuse University Office of Community Engagement and Economic Development staff, city and county officials, experts in health services and human dynamics, and Richard Weller, the chair of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania.

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