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Public hearing to be held on ReZone Syracuse, the first zoning update in six decades

A street lined shops with cars parked in front of them as snow falls.
Andre Carrotflower
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A view southward down Westcott Street in Syracuse, New York, from near the corner of Harvard Place. March 2021.

The Syracuse Planning Commission is holding a public hearing on ReZone Syracuse. This is a revision of the city’s zoning ordinance and will encourage changes such as affordable housing in all neighborhoods.

This revision has been in the works for six years, and it would be the first comprehensive update to Syracuse's zoning ordinance in six decades. More information on the goals of this revision can be found on the city website.

After hearing public comment, the planning commission will make a recommendation. It will then be up to the Common Council to make any further decisions. People have three minutes to speak or may e-mail public comments to the Office of Zoning Administration at

The meeting will be held Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. on the third floor of city hall.

Maurice is a sophomore student at Syracuse's Newhouse School, majoring in Broadcast and Digital Journalism. He has been a student producer with WAER since February 2023.