City Holds Rezone Syracuse Meeting Tonight; Releasing Third Set of Proposed Changes

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The City of Syracuse has released the latest draft as part of the ReZone Syracuse process. The draft, known as “Module 3”, includes improved administrative procedures for the zoning code. A public meeting will be held tonight, Tuesday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Atrium at City Hall Commons. This is the latest in a series of public meetings which will be held through the course of the ReZone Syracuse process.

The current zoning code dates back to the early twentieth century and must be updated so the city can implement the principles outlined in the Land Use & Development Plan of the Syracuse Comprehensive Plan 2040 .

What is ReZone Syracuse ?

ReZone Syracuse is a city-led project to comprehensively overhaul of the city’s Zoning Ordinance & Map. First adopted in 1922 and last revised in 1967, this will be the first comprehensive revision of these regulations in 50 years. This process will affect every parcel of land in the city of Syracuse and streamline the city’s Zoning Ordinance to make it more predictable and efficient for property owners and prospective developers. This project will provide an updated ordinance that incorporates principles of form-based codes, Smart Growth, Traditional Neighborhood Development, and Transit Oriented Development, among other current best planning and zoning practices. More information about the project is available at the ReZone Syracuse website.