Owen Kerney

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Residents in some Syracuse neighborhoods who’ve had concerns about problem corner stores for years are hoping new zoning rules might provide some relief.   If you drive or walk through parts of the north, south, or near west sides, it's hard to miss the proliferation of stores, sometimes several within a few blocks. 

City of Syracuse

It’s been three years in the making, and Syracuse city planners are ready to present the final draft of a new zoning ordinance and map Wednesday that will shape the city’s land use for years to come.  The city began the ReZone Syracuse project in 2016 in an effort to modernize zoning codes that hadn’t seen a comprehensive overhaul since the 1920’s. 

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The City of Syracuse is embarking on the first complete revision its  zoning codes in nearly a century.   Officials say the overhaul of land use regulations is needed to keep the city economically competitive. 

Final Phase of Connective Corridor Construction to Resume Later This Month

Mar 5, 2015
John Smith

Construction for the final stretches of the Connective Corridor through Downtown will get underway soon.

The City of Syracuse has installed new sidewalks, roads, and bike paths from Waverly and University Avenues down to the Syracuse University Warehouse Building.  

The construction work begins this month and is expected to end by June 2015, according to project officials. 

Owen Kerney, the assistant director for city planning, estimated that about three-quarters of the project is finished and the final result will bring valuable improvements.