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      Syracuse Mayor has many questions about Destiny USA hotel project

      Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, a well documented skeptic about tax breaks given to the developer of Destiny USA, revealed Friday afternoon she has "many, many questions" about the proposed hotel project planned for the mall.

      Miner met with Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney about the letter they both got this week from an official at Destiny.

      "All we have is a letter, that there are lots of questions and issues and discussions," the Mayor said. "And so, like we do on many things, we had a preliminary discussion and realized that there's lots more information that I need, that she needs, and so that's pretty much where we are right now," she added.

      Destiny USA has told the City of Syracuse and Onondaga County that the company is planning a $75 million hotel across Hiawatha Boulevard in what is now parking lot space. The proposed hotel would have 252 rooms along with conference space.

      It appears the project will seek tax incentives from the Onondaga County Industrial Development Agency, not the city's Industrial Development Agency.