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  • Zoning Ordinances

     Zoning Ordinances - Part A - Legal Authority and Administration
     Zoning Ordinances - Part B - District Regulations
     Zoning Ordinances - Part C - General and Special Requirements

  • Table of Contents

    SYRACUSE ZONING RULES AND REGULATIONS - LAST COMPILATION: 06/07/10

    PART A  LEGAL AUTHORITY AND ADMINISTRATION Click here for Part A pdf
    SECTION I GENERAL PURPOSE AND INTENT [A-1]
    SECTION II ORDINANCE
        Article 1 Resolution of Commissioner of Planning
    Adopting Recodification of 1967
    [A-II-1]
        Article 2 Saving Clause [A-II-2]
        Article 3 Revisions and Legal Authority [A-II-3]
        Article 4 Penalties and Enforcement [A-II-4]
        Article 5 Board of Appeals [A-II-5]
        Article 6 Zoning Districts [A-II-6]
    SECTION III DEFINITIONS
        Article 1 Map [A-III-1]
        Article 2 Terms [A-III-2]
    PART B DISTRICT REGULATIONS Click here for Part B pdf 
    SECTION I RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS
        Article 1 Residential District, Class A-1 (RA-1) [B-I-1]
        Article 2 Residential District, Class A-2 (RA-2) [B-I-2]
        Article 3 Residential District, Class A (RA) [B-I-3]
        Article 4 Residential District, Class AA (RAA) [B-I-4]
        Article 5 Residential District, Class B-1 (RB-1) [B-I-5]
        Article 6 Residential, Class B-1 Transitional (RB-1T) [B-I-6]
        Article 7 Residential District, Class B (RB) [B-I-7]
        Article 8 Residential , Class B Transitional (RB-T) [B-I-8]
        Article 9 Residential District, Class C (RC) [B-I-9]
    SECTION II OFFICE DISTRICTS
        Article 1 Office District, Class A (OA) [B-II-1]
        Article 2 Office District, Class B (OB) [B-II-2]
    SECTION III LOCAL BUSINESS DISTRICTS
        Article 1 Residential Service District, (RS) [B-III-1]
        Article 2 Local Business District, Class A (BA) [B-III-2]
        Article 3 Planned Shopping District (PSD) [B-III-3]
    SECTION IV CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICTS
        Article 1 CBD Retail District (CBD-R) [B-IV-1]
        Article 2 CBD Office and Service District (CBD-OS) [B-IV-2]
        Article 3 CBD Office & Service (Restricted) (CBD-OSR) [B-IV-3]
        Article 4 CBD General Service District (CBD-GS) [B-IV-4]
        Article 5 CBD Local Business District (CBD-LB) [B-IV-5]
        Article 6 CBD High Density Residential (CBD-HDR) [B-IV-6]
        Article 7 CBD Medium Density Residential (CBD-MDR) [B-IV-7]
        Article 8 CBD Planned Developments and F.A.R. Premiums [B-IV-8]
        Article 9 CBD General Service A District (CBD-GSA) [B-IV-9]
    SECTION V COMMERCIAL DISTRICTS
        Article 1 Commercial District, Class A (CA) [B-V-1]
        Article 2 Commercial District, Class B (CB) [B-V-2]
    SECTION VI INDUSTRIAL DISTRICTS
        Article 1 Industrial District, Class A (IA) [B-VI-1]
        Article 2 Industrial District, Class B (IB) [B-VI-2]
    SECTION VII HIGHWAY SERVICE DISTRICTS
        Article 1 Highway Service District, Class A (HSD) [B-VII-1]
    SECTION VIII INSTITUTIONAL DISTRICTS
        Article 1 Planned Institutional District (PID) [B-VIII-1]
    SECTION IX LAKEFRONT DISTRICTS
        Article 1 Purpose and Intent [B-IX-1]
        Article 2 Establishment of Lakefront District [B-IX-2]
        Article 3 Regulation of Lakefront Districts [B-IX-3]
        Article 4 T4 and T5 District Regulations [B-IX-4]
        Article 5 Prohibited Uses [B-IX-5]
        Article 6 Tourism Overlay (TO) District Regulating Plan [B-IX-6]
    SECTION X DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS
        Article 1 Planned Development District [B-X-1]
    PART C GENERAL AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Click here for pdf of all of Part C
    SECTION I GENERAL REGULATIONS
        Article 1 Boundaries  [C-I-1] 
        Article 2 Building and Lot Requirements  [C-I-2] 
        Article 3 Changes in Streets  [C-I-3] 
        Article 4 Swimming Pool Regulations  [C-I-4] 
        Article 5 Planting and Screening Requirements for
    Gasoline Service Stations, Parking Lots and
    Drive-In Facilities (excluding CBD)
     [C-I-5] 
        Article 6 Screening Device Regulations  [C-I-6] 
        Article 7 Antennas, Communications Towers, and
    Satellite Dish Antennas
     [C-I-7] 
        Article 8 Area and Yard Requirements -
    Zoning Administrator Waivers
     [C-I-8] 
        Article 9 Home Occupations  [C-I-9] 
        Article 10 Project Site Review  [C-I-10] 
        Article 11 Mobility Access for Dwellings  [C-I-11]
    SECTION II NON-CONFORMING USES AND STRUCTURES
        Article 1 Non-Conforming Structures  [C-II-1] 
        Article 2 Non-Conf. Uses & Change of Occupancy  [C-II-2] 
    SECTION III PARKING AND LOADING REQUIREMENTS
        Article 1 Required Parking  [C-III-1] 
        Article 2 Improvements and Maintenance of Off-Street Parking  [C-III-2] 
        Article 3 Accessory Off-Street Loading Requirements  [C-III-3] 
    SECTION IV SPECIAL PERMITS
        Article 1 Information and Procedures  [C-IV-1] 
        Article 2 Special Permit Uses and Requirements  [C-IV-2] 
    1. Gasoline Service Stations
    2. Car Wash Facilities
    3. Transitional Parking Areas
    4. Junk Yards and Scrap Metal Processing
    5. Offices of Religious and Educational Institutions
    6. Distribution Facilities for Off-The-Premises
    Retail Sale of Fuel Oil
    7. Care Homes
    8.1 Restaurants
    8.2 Restaurants Within the Downtown CBD-GSA District
    9. Underground Storage and Transfer of Waste Oil
    10. Indoor Amusement and Recreation Establishments
    11. Bed and Breakfast Establishments
    12. Other Special Permit Uses
    SECTION V MULTI-BUILDING AND PLANNED DEVELOPMENTS
        Article 1 Multi-Building and Planned Developments  [C-V-1] 
    SECTION VI SIGNS
        Article 1 Intent  [C-VI-1] 
        Article 2 Interpretation  [C-VI-2] 
        Article 3 Definitions  [C-VI-3] 
        Article 4 Special Signs  [C-VI-4] 
        Article 5 General Prohibitions  [C-VI-5] 
        Article 6 Administration  [C-VI-6] 
        Article 7 Non-Conforming, Off-Premise Advertising
    and Abandoned Signs
     [C-VI-7] 
        Article 8 Residential Districts  [C-VI-8] 
        Article 9 Residential Service District  [C-VI-9] 
        Article 10 Office Districts  [C-VI-10] 
        Article 11 Planned Shopping District  [C-VI-11] 
        Article 12 Highway Service District  [C-VI-12] 
        Article 13 Central Business Districts  [C-VI-13] 
        Article 14 Planned Institutional Districts and Special Permit Uses  [C-VI-14] 
        Article 15 Local Business, Commercial and Industrial Districts  [C-VI-15] 
        Article 16 Miscellaneous Requirements  [C-VI-16] 
        Article 17 Inner Harbor Core (VOID – District eliminated)  [C-VI-17] 
    SECTION VII LANDMARK PRESERVATION
        Article 1 Legislative Intent  [C-VII-1] 
        Article 2 Definitions  [C-VII-2] 
        Article 3 Landmark Preservation Board  [C-VII-3] 
    A. Jurisdiction and Purpose
    B. Composition and Selection
    C. Powers and Duties
        Article 4 Regulated Conduct  [C-VII-4] 
        Article 5 Designation of Districts and Protected Sites  [C-VII-5] 
        Article 6 Certificate of Appropriateness  [C-VII-6] 
        Article 7 Publicly-Owned Property  [C-VII-7] 
        Article 8 Demolition of Buildings  [C-VII-8] 
        Article 9 Construction with Other Laws  [C-VII-9] 
    SECTION VIII CERTIFICATE OF SUITABILITY  [C-VIII] 
    SECTION IX LAKEFRONT DISTRICT PROCEDURES  [C-IX] 
        Article 1 Purpose and Intent  [C-IX-1]
        Article 2 Applicability  [C-IX-2]
        Article 3 Designation of Review Authority  [C-IX-3]
        Article 4 Site Plan Approval Procedure  [C-IX-4]
        Article 5 Special Permit Procedure  [C-IX-5]
        Article 6 Regulating Plan Amendments  [C-IX-6]
        Article 7 Alterations within Public Right-of-Way  [C-IX-7]
        Article 8 Subdivision Procedure within
    the Lakefront Zoning Districts
     [C-IX-8]

    SECTION X OVERLAY DISTRICTS
        Article 1 James Street Overlay District  [C-X-1] 
        Article 2 Motor Vehicle Sales Business Overlay District  [C-X-2] 
        Article 3

    Connective Corridor Overlay District

     [C-X-3]

    Revised 04/11/11

 
       
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