Salt City Market

VIP Architectural Associates, Pllc

Syracuse, NY

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The Salt City Market is an 84,000 square foot mixed-use, community centric facility located at the crossroads of Downtown Syracuse’s business district and the City’s south and west-side neighborhoods.

The building’s 22,000 square foot ground level is a melting pot of Syracuse culture and cuisine featuring a ten-vendor food hall, two anchor tenants, and community room designed to bring together those from all walks of life. The uniquely designed interior diverges from traditional food hall design, promoting action throughout the core of the building and around the window cladded perimeter.

Shared office and meeting space within a 12,550 SF Class A office area on the second floor is home to the Allyn Foundation, Syracuse Urban Partnership and several community-minded not-for-profits. Completing the 4-story structure are 26 mixed income 1- and 2-bedroom apartments.

The dynamic interior is encapsulated by an extraordinary, angled facade that takes full advantage of the triangular site and connects to the community on all four sides. The façade consists of metal and stone panel rainscreen system with expansive storefront aluminum windows at grade level, with many window penetrations on proceeding floors. A large outdoor seating area allows for dinning and social gatherings. With its dusky façade and modern appeal, the Salt City Market celebrates the City’s past, current, and future growth.

Conceived by the Allyn Family Foundation and put into play by their newly formed non-profit, Syracuse Urban Partnership, the Salt City Market is a true champion of the Syracuse community marking the first ground up construction in Downtown proper for over 40 years.


Design Firm: VIP Architectural Associates, PLLC Bob Garner Kevin Lepak Andrew Merriam

Facade Design: Snow Kreilich Architects

Food Hall Designers: ICRAVE Studios

Contractor/Construction Manager: VIP Structures, Inc.

MEP Engineering / Structural Engineering consultant: IPD Engineering

Site/Civil Engineering and Landscape Architect: Environmental Design & Research


The Jury said:

Transformed the entire neighborhood, embraces the community, looks cool, great to see a market in the area instead of luxury housing

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