The Inner Harbor is a former industrial quarter of Syracuse, New York. It is a reclaimed port on Onondaga Lake connected to the Erie Canal system. Restored and upgraded, the harbor hosts an array of events including concerts, festivals an fireworks. Another major facelift of the area is planned. The New York State Canal Corporation is in the process of selecting a developer to build a mix of housing, commerce, and entertainment around the harbor, in step with the "Sidewalk Community" nickname.
July 18, 2011 the Thruway Authority agreed to let the city of Syracuse find a developer and transferred 34 acres for free. Since that time Stephanie Miner, mayor of Syracuse, put out an RFP which COR Development was awarded for redevelopment. "COR has proposed turning the harbor, a former state Barge Canal terminal south of Onondaga Lake, into a residential, hotel, retail and office center."