Commission Discusses Unified Code Book for City

Would like more efficient process for developers

By Margo Frink

(Oneida, NY – March 21, 2013) At the regular monthly meeting of the Oneida Planning Commission, a discussion on the city’s downtown design guidelines went into the direction of the adoption of a Unified Development Code, which has been incorporated by other cities across the […]

Zoning Law for Outdoor Wood Furnaces Discussed

Codes enforcement would need DEC Method 9 training

By Margo Frink

(Oneida, NY – Feb. 2013) One of the items on the Oneida Planning Commissions agenda Thursday (Feb. 21) was a zoning ordinance amendment recommendation to add a new section to regulate outdoor furnaces.

Planning Director Cassie Rose said the Common Council requested the Commission […]

Working-Family Housing Proposed

The view of the proposed 40-unit family housing project is from N. Warner Street.

By Margo Frink

(Oneida, NY – Nov. 15) A new housing project is in the planning stages and was presented to the Oneida Planning Commission at its Nov. 15 meeting.

Robert Napoli, executive director of Stoneleigh Housing Inc. and board member […]

Site Plans Approved for Seneca Fields Apartments

By Margo Frink

(Oneida, NY – Nov. 15) Two Plus Four Companies and the Oneida Healthcare Center got the go ahead from the Planning Commission for its three-lot minor sub-division and gave positive recommendations for site plans to build Seneca Fields Apartments, a 32-unit senior housing facility, after a public hearing Nov. 15.

The facility […]

Tim Horton Plans Approved by Commission

By Margo Frink

(Oneida, NY – Nov. 15) Although a public hearing was held in September regarding a two-lot minor subdivision on the former Welton Motor’s property on Route 5, the Planning Commission allowed comments from representatives of the Tim Donut company, who purchased one of the lots and representatives of H.P. Hood, who opposed […]

OHC Partnership Plans Senior Housing

Plans for a 32-unit facility presented to Planning Commission

By Margo Frink

(Oneida, NY – Oct. 2012) Bryan Ehlinger, long-term care administrator at Oneida Healthcare and Susan Bacon Kimmel, president of Two Plus Four Companies presented to the Oneida Planning Commission the hospitals newest expansion proposal at its meeting Oct. 18.

As a partnership, Oneida […]

Sub-Division Tabled; Company Proposes Tim Horton’s next to H.P. Hood

By Margo Frink

(Oneida, NY – Sept. 2012) The Oneida Planning Commission held a public hearing Sept. 20 on a proposed subdivision at 240 Genesee St., zoned light industrial. The property is the former Welton Motors location.

Currently for sale, and seeking to purchase nine-tenths of an acre east of H.P. Hood is Tim Donut […]

New McDonald’s Planned

By Margo Frink

(Oneida – Feb. 16) Residents may want to stop into McDonald’s in Oneida for their favorite food item or take a last look around at the building before its demolished next month to make room for the new building.

The Oneida Planning Commission recommended a positive referral to the Zoning Board of […]