Chapter 10.50


10.50.010    Establishment of zones.

10.50.020    Zoning of territory annexed into the City.

10.50.030    Requirements declared as minimum.

10.50.040    The zoning map.

10.50.050    Clarification of zoning.

10.50.010 Establishment of zones.

The City Council hereby divides the City into the following zones as shown on the map entitled “Syracuse City Zoning Map,” which map and boundaries, notations, references, and other information shown thereon shall be as much a part of this title as if the information and matters set forth by said map were all fully described herein.

A-1 agriculture

0.5 dwellings per gross acre

R-1 residential

2.3 dwellings per gross acre

R-2 residential

3.0 dwellings per gross acre

R-3 residential

4.0 dwellings per gross acre

R-4 residential

11.0 dwellings per gross acre

PRD residential

Up to 6.0 dwelling units per gross acre

PO professional office

GC general commercial

NS neighborhood services

BP business park

RP research park

ID industrial development

SO sensitive overlay

[Ord. 15-24 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 14-09 § 1; Ord. 12-14 § 3; Ord. 12-12 § 3; Ord. 08-07 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 06-27; Ord. 06-17; Ord. 03-08; Code 1971 § 10-10-010.]

10.50.020 Zoning of territory annexed into the City.

The City Council, with recommendations by the Planning Commission, shall determine at the time of annexation the most appropriate zoning of all property hereafter annexed into Syracuse City. Notwithstanding SCC 10.20.070, and unless otherwise provided in the annexation approval, the property shall be designated as A-1 at time of annexation. [Ord. 18-11 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 15-24 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 08-07 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 06-27; Ord. 06-17; amended 1991; Code 1971 § 10-10-020.]

10.50.030 Requirements declared as minimum.

The City Council establishes the uses and regulations which apply to each zoning district in accordance with a general plan designed for the same purposes for which the City Council enacted this title and declares the requirements set forth herein to be the minimums necessary to accomplish the purposes of this title. [Ord. 15-24 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 08-07 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 06-27; Ord. 06-17; Code 1971 § 10-10-030.]

10.50.040 The zoning map.

(A) Zones. The location and boundaries of all zones described in this chapter, including subsequent amendments, shall be shown on an official zoning map, entitled City of Syracuse Official Zoning Map. The official zoning map, including all boundaries, notations, and other data shown thereon, is hereby adopted by this reference as if set forth in its entirety. All territory within the City shall be subject to the land use restrictions set forth for such zones, as shown upon the official zoning map.

(B) Amendments. Amendments to the boundaries of a specific zone shown on the official zoning map shall be accomplished in accordance with the provisions set forth in SCC 10.20.070.

(C) Map Updates. The Community Development Department shall update the official zoning map as soon as possible after amendments are adopted by the City Council. Upon entering any such amendment on the map, the Community Development Department shall note on the map the date of the revision.

(D) Historic Reference Copy. A print of each updated official zoning map shall be given to the City Recorder to be filed and kept for historical reference. [Ord. 15-24 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 08-07 § 1 (Exh. A); Code 1971 § 10-10-040.]

10.50.050 Clarification of zoning.

(A) Ambiguous Zone Classification. Any property which, for any reason, is not clearly zoned on the City’s official zone maps or is determined not to be subject to the requirements of a zone classification as provided by this title is hereby declared to be in the agricultural zone, and shall be subject to the requirements of the agricultural zone.

(B) Ambiguous Use Classification. If ambiguity arises concerning the appropriate classification of a particular use within the meaning and intent of this title, or with respect to matters of height, yard requirements, area requirements, or other property development standards, the Land Use Administrator shall determine the proper use or classification. [Ord. 15-24 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 08-07 § 1 (Exh. A); Code 1971 § 10-10-050.]