ReZone Syracuse Plan Open For Public Comment

Mar 11, 2018
Chris Bolt/WAER News

Do you want to have a say in how downtown Syracuse is growing? …or how your neighborhood can stay quiet?  …or the look and size of buildings going up?  Syracuse has its ReZone Plan ready for public comment at a meeting Monday night.  One area of focus for Assistant Director of City Planning Owen Kerney was the neighborhood business corridors, such as James Street, Westcott or Tipp Hill.

Cor Inner Harbor development
Scott Willis / WAER

Walking through downtown Syracuse, you see construction sites everywhere.  A new hotel in Armory Square, office buildings being converted to apartments, and new medical facilities are just a few of the pricey developments that could put people to work. 

But the Urban Jobs Task Force says developers of these sites are hiring few, if any, local workers.  At a press conference Wednesday, Task Force member Aggie Lane says she is frustrated that those developers are not being held responsible for giving back to the community they’re building in.