City of Syracuse Announces Public Outreach for Final Draft of Rezone Syracuse

City will hold six public meetings as the ordinance moves to the City Planning Commission and Common Council for review

Syracuse, N.Y. – The City of Syracuse will hold six public meetings regarding the final draft of ReZone Syracuse, the comprehensive update to the City’s Zoning Ordinance and map. Earlier this month, the City posted the final draft Ordinance and Zoning map online at http://www.syrgov.net/ReZoneSyracuse.aspx.

The new Zoning Ordinance and map are the result of three years of planning and public engagement that has included over 80 public meetings and more than 50 stakeholder group meetings. The final approval process is anticipated to begin later this month with review by the City Planning Commission, followed by City Common Council review in late July. Final approval of the new zoning ordinance and map is expected by late 2019.

“The City’s Zoning Ordinance and map haven’t had a comprehensive update in more than 50 years. ReZone establishes updated land use regulations that will make our neighborhoods stronger and create greater investment in the City,” said Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh. “I am pleased to see this additional public outreach and review by the Planning Commission and Common Council and look forward to implementing these important improvements to our zoning.”

The public outreach meetings are being held in neighborhoods across the city:

 Monday, June 10: Henninger High School Cafeteria, 600 Robinson St., at 6:30 p.m.

 Tuesday, June 11: Eastside TNT meeting, Nottingham High School Cafeteria, 3100 E. Genesee St. at 7 p.m.

 Wednesday, June 12: Valley TNT meeting, Bob Cecile Community Center, 174 W. Seneca Tpke. at 7 p.m.

 Monday, June 17: Corcoran High School Cafeteria, 919 Glenwood Avenue, at 6:30 p.m.

 Tuesday, June 18: Westside TNT, Syracuse Polish Home, 915 Park Avenue, at 6 p.m.

 Wednesday, June 19: Lakefront/Downtown TNT, City Hall Common Atrium, 201 E. Washington St. at 5:30 p.m.

The ReZone Syracuse project has five goals: create a user-friendly ordinance; update the City’s zoning districts; modernize land uses; introduce uniform standards to improve the quality of development; and streamline development procedures.