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Details over "swing space" still being worked out

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Common councilors and school officials continue to hash over details of a plan to lease a portion of the old Syracuse Developmental Center for use as so-called "swing space."

Student bodies from schools under renovation would be moved to the building, which would be renovated as school space.

Some councilors continue to question the project and could try to scuttle the deal. The district says that would be a costly mistake.

"You need swing space to do these buildings. It saves you money. It's a safety issue and it moves projects quicker. So, that's what we did. This happens to be ideal swing space," said Syracuse Superintendent Daniel Lowengard.

The council is due to vote on finalizing the lease deal a week from Monday. Refusal to approve the deal could cause further delays in the school renovation plan.

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