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  •   Historic Properties List
     
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    The Historic Properties List Update contains a list identifying historic properties within the City of Syracuse, which is filed with the City Clerk's Office Pursuant to the City of Syracuse Zoning Ordinance Part C, Section VII, Article 8.

    The list is a comprehensive update to previous lists. This list is updated frequently, therefore it should not be considered inclusive. Anyone requesting the most current description and interpretation should contact the City of Syracuse Zoning Administration Office, Room 211 in City Hall Commons. For more information regarding this list please call (315) 448-8640. 

       
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    National Register (NR)
    Status
    Local Protected Site or
    Local Preservation District
    Eligible (SHPO) Eligible
    NR Listed Designated
    Red = Certificate of Appropriateness
    Black = Zoning referral to SLPB
       
     

    With both the National Register of Historic Places and the City of Syracuse Zoning Ordinance Part C, Section VII, the same restrictions (and incentives) apply to properties whether they're designated individually or are located within a historic district.

       

    Property Improvements – The Permit Office cannot issue a building permit without the appropriate reviews:

    A Certificate of Appropriateness, approved by the Syracuse Landmark Preservation Board (LPB), is required for any exterior alteration to locally designated properties (red above), whether it is an individual protected site or located within a Local Preservation District.

    Zoning applications (Project Site Review, Special Permit, and others) on properties in the three categories in black above are referred by the Zoning Office to the Syracuse Landmark Preservation Board (LPB) for review and comment. Adverse comments from the LPB, if not addressed, can result in zoning denials or delayed approvals.

    A property may be both listed on the National Register of Historic Places and locally designated. In those cases, alterations follow the procedures for designated Protected Sites. 

     

    Demolitions – The SLPB reviews all proposals to demolish properties in the four categories above.

    Properties which have been designated as a Local Protected Site or are located within a Local Preservation District must apply for a Certificate of Appropriateness (see above).

    Properties which are listed on the National Register or eligible for local designation or national listing must apply for demolition at the Permit Office, where the application will be forwarded to the SLPB for review.

    If it is determined the property will be locally designated (see below) and the applicant still wishes to pursue demolition, they must apply for a Certificate of Appropriateness (see above).

     
     
      Official determination of eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places is made by the New York State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). Eligibility for local designation is based on periodic surveys of the city's historic resources and staff assessment; the process by which properties become locally designated is specified in the City of Syracuse Zoning Ordinance Part C, Section VII, Article 5.
       
       
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    National Register of Historic Places: Established by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register of Historic Places is the official list of historic properties that have been recognized as significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, or culture.

    Eligible (SHPO): properties evaluated by the State Historic Preservation Office that meet one or more criteria for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, but have not been listed.

    City of Syracuse National Register Districts: Armory Square, Berkeley Park, Comstock Tract, Hanover Square, Hawley Green, Montgomery Street/Columbus Circle, North Salina Street, Onondaga Highlands–Swaneola Heights, South Salina Street, South Salina Street Commercial District (Downtown), Strathmore, Walnut Park.

    Local Protected Sites: a parcel of land together with a building or structure thereon which meets one or more criteria set forth in the City of Syracuse Zoning Rules and Regulations Part C, Section VII, Article V, and is designated as a Protected Site by amendment to the zoning ordinance. These properties have been affirmed and passed into law by the Common Council to be significant historic or cultural assets to the City of Syracuse. For more information click here .

    City of Syracuse Local Preservation Districts: Berkeley Park, Columbus Circle, Hanover Square, Sedgwick/Highland/James. For more information click here .  

    Eligible in the local column means that historic resource surveys completed within the City of Syracuse have determined that these properties may be eligible individually or contribute to a potential historic district. The local historic resources survey is an ongoing process and the entire city has not yet been evaluated. This ongoing evaluation of historic properties and landscapes informs City planning processes in multiple departments and helps preservation staff to prioritize nominations of significant properties. Properties in this category are also referred to the LPB for review during Project Site Review (see above).

     
 
       
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