From the Mayor: Village Center Plan


   Currently in the center of our Village we have three large uninhabited buildings.  The Village Board will take positive action to assist in the redevelopment of these properties.  Over the years the Village Administration has done a good job of providing a walkable community throughout the Village.  New sidewalks have been developed and sidewalks have been repaired.  There are sidewalks that reach throughout to the east, west, south and north parts of our Village.  There are eight beautiful parks that are reachable with our sidewalks.  While traveling through our parks all of these sidewalks lead you to ourVillageCenter.  I believe that for our Village to thrive as a community, The Village Center must be developed.

     One tool a local government can utilize is a comprehensive plan.  We currently have a Village Comprehensive Plan.  This plan provides demographics that describe the Village such as population characteristics, public infrastructure, economic base, community services, etc.  This plan has been utilized by the Planning Commission and has supported many grant applications.  The Village Comprehensive Plan identified six revitalization areas with general guidance for each area. 

   In 2006 we authorized the development of a Parks Village Plan that  contained detailed guidance for the development of our Parks in theVillageofNorth Syracuse.  This plan was instrumental in the obtaining of thousands of dollars for park improvements.  We have now authorized our engineering/architectural firm to develop a Village Center Plan that will clearly spell out with graphics and text, the future of theVillageCenterin terms of such things as;


  • Appearance
    • Building layout and setbacks, signage, public spaces, streetscape, lighting,
  • Redevelopment Potential
    • Market overview
  • Regulations (Revised zoning, design guidelines etc.)
  • Parking needs and appropriate locations


This will all be accomplished with the assistance of Village Residents, business owners, etc.  There will be advertised meetings to solicit input from all who wish to participate in this process.  The Village has done a very good job of developing our sidewalks and parks.  Now is the time to tie this all together by developing ourVillageCenter.  Planning for the future is essential.  Knowing where you are going and how to get there is more critical than ever as federal and sate funds become tighter and tighter.  I believe this is the perfect project for local government to step up to the plate and show Leadership by pulling the community together in pursuit of a common goal.


Day Time Line Dancing Instruction available on Wednesdays in October 10:30am-noon at the Community Center. See the calendar or call the Parks Office at 458-8050 for more info.

North Syracuse residents over the age of 25 are invited to participate in an Adult Pick-Up Basketball Program every Monday night (when school is in session) 9/21/15 - 5/16/16 at Allen Road School Gym. This drop-in program is held from 6:30-9pm for $5/night.

Yoga classes are held on Wednesdays at 4pm & 5:30 pm at the Community Center. Register through the Parks Office.

The North Syracuse Community Singers is accepting new Members. The group rehearses on Tuesdays at 6:30pm at the Community Center throughout the school year. For more info contact the Parks Office.

Upcoming Events
  • October 7, 2015 – Day Time Line Dancing
    10:30 am, Recreation
  • October 7, 2015 – Yoga Classes
    4:00 pm, Recreation
  • October 8, 2015 – Village Board Meeting
    6:30 pm, Board Meetings
  • October 14, 2015 – Day Time Line Dancing
    10:30 am, Recreation
  • October 14, 2015 – Yoga Classes
    4:00 pm, Recreation
  • October 15, 2015 – Apple Picking. Lunch & Wine Tasting Bus Trip
    9:15 am, Recreation
  • October 19, 2015 – Adult Basketball Program
    6:30 pm, Basketball
Local Weather
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 10/07 20%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy early with peeks of sunshine expected late. Slight chance of a rain shower. High near 65F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday 10/08 0%
A mainly sunny sky. High 63F. Winds light and variable.
Friday 10/09 100%
Periods of rain. High 61F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall around a half an inch.