In the Zone

Two members of Clarion Associates (Denver, CO) gave a brief overview of the Rezone Syracuse project last night. The group is attempting to help the city better define its character and sense of place as it relates to land use and future development.

According to initial assessment, Syracuse is “behind the curve” and we need to create more user-friendly ordinances. Our current system even has obsolete districts.

We were surprised to find out that modernization is a long time coming (there’s not been a comprehensive update since the 1920s).

And of course there is also potential for consolidation of some districts.

Clarion began their work in the Fall of 2015 and will submit their final recommendations in 2017.

Hopefully this project can help bring some creativity to city planning.

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