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City Planning


City of Syracuse Comprehensive Plan 2040

Syracuse Land Use & Development Plan 2040

Syracuse Sustainability Plan

Syracuse Historic Preservation Plan

Syracuse Bicycle Plan

Syracuse Public Art Plan

The City Planning Division is a team of professional planners dedicated to providing the highest level of service and leadership in urban planning and design, public art, environmental initiatives, and historic preservation to promote and enhance the livability and prosperity of the City of Syracuse.

The City Planning Division is responsible for the administration and management of the following initiatives:

The implementation of the City’s Comprehensive Plan and its components:


The preparation and administration of State and Federal grant programs within the City including:


The provision of technical assistance and guidance on urban design, planning and sustainability to citizens, developers, and other agencies during the City’s highly regarded Pre-development meeting program.

The provision of staff services to the Syracuse Landmark Preservation Board, manage the preparation of Historic Resource surveys and Historic District expansions within multiple City neighborhoods and prepare National Historic Register nominations and Local Protected Site designations.

The planning and project management for Syracuse Creekwalk amenities.

Participation in Save the Rain’s City-County Green Infrastructure planning and the County’s Green Improvement Fund Committee.

The implementation of a Public Art program at the Syracuse Hancock International Airport and providing staff support to the Syracuse Public Art Commission.

Please contact us if you would like more information or assistance from SOCPA’s City Planning Division.




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