By Michelle Breidenbach –

City officials are awaiting the most creative ideas for a long-neglected neighborhood.
Syracuse government is aggressively accumulating abandoned land to rebuild the long-neglected South Side neighborhood into something else.
The city has been foreclosing on blighted properties and shifting them to the Greater Syracuse Land Bank to knock down and stabilize one of the most impoverished areas in America.
The quasi-governmental agency has quietly become the largest landowner in the area that stretches nearly a mile — from the public housing on East Adams Street south to East Colvin Street.

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