Tag Archives: City of Syracuse

Zoning Update

City to refresh zoning map to make city more attractive and sustainable The ReZone Syracuse project team presented the first draft of its new city zoning map at a public meeting in February. City officials, private consultants and the neighborhood representative were present at Corcoran High School on Feb. 15 to give a brief overview of the project and hear ... Read More »

Mayor Hosts First ‘Trump Tuesday’

Locals invited weekly to share stories of how they are affected by Trump’s policies Dozens gathered at Perseverance Park in Armory Square on Tuesday to hear three local refugees share their emigration stories and perspectives on President Trump’s recent executive orders. Hosted by Mayor Stephanie Miner and the City of Syracuse, the event is the first in a series of ... Read More »

Affordable Homes

Buyers purchase vacant properties and restore them to usable form Read More »

Benefits of Trees

County officials stress the financial, ecological and social importance of planting trees In a new report, “State of the Urban Forest,” Syracuse officials estimate the city saves nearly $1 million a year through trees absorbing rainwater runoff that would otherwise overflow the sewer system. The report lays out several benefits that trees provide to the city, including improving the air ... Read More »

Going Green

Initiative works to make low-income homes environmentally friendly Tanesha Keene had lived in a collapsing and lead- contaminated home on Marguerite Avenue with her two sons, 10 and 2, since August 2015. Without a working furnace and little insulation, the family lacked protection in winter. The basement contained asbestos and a hazardous tangle of electrical wiring that reduced energy efficiency ... Read More »