One more auto-centric development for James Street

Every time a drive-thru is allowed in our James Street business district, the scales are tipped toward an auto-centric design that hurts walkability.  If you want a replay of what happened at South Salina and Ballantyne, help yourself. Do nothing, and it will happen slowly but surely on James Street. Between Walgreens’ drive-thru and the upcoming Kinneys drive-thru, we’re already headed in the wrong direction. Here’s the next one if you don’t protest it:

PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF SYRACUSE
CITY PLANNING COMMISSION
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a public hearing will be held Monday, July 16, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. in the Common Council Chambers, City Hall, Syracuse, New York to consider in full, or in part, the following applications.  Please note this is not necessarily the order in which they will be heard.
Application R-12-23 for a Resubdivision to combine two parcels totaling 0.61 acres into one new Lot on properties situated at 2649 and 2659-2667 James Street, owned by Cleardogg, Inc., zoned Business, Class A, pursuant to the City of Syracuse Subdivision Regulations, as amended.
Application SP-12-12 for a Special Permit to establish a restaurant with drive-thru service on property situated at 2649 and 2659-2667 James Street, owned by Cleardogg, Inc., zoned Business, Class A, pursuant to Part B, Section III, Article 2, Part C, Section IV, Articles 1 and 2, and Part C, Section X, Article 1 of the City of Syracuse Zoning Rules and Regulations, as amended.

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