The City of Oneida is a growing community with three major subdivisions currently under development, totaling approximately 100 new home building sites among them. With 22 square miles of land, the City has room to grow. In order to handle the new demands of housing development, the City passed new Subdivision Regulations in November of 1997 and amended them in May of 2000.
In these regulations, the City has identified two main groups of subdivisions, major and minor.
Minor Subdivision. Any subdivision containing not more than four (4) lots fronting on an existing street, not involving any new street or road, or the extension of municipal facilities or the creation of any public improvements, and not adversely affecting the remainder of the parcel or adjoining property, and not in conflict with any provision or portion of the Master Plan, Official Map, Zoning Ordinance or these regulations.
Major Subdivision. All subdivisions not classified as minor subdivisions, including but not limited to subdivisions of five (5) or more lots, or any size subdivision requiring any new street or extension of the local government facilities, or the creation of any public improvements.
If you are ever in doubt as to whether you need to apply for subdivision approval, call the Director of Planning at 315-363-7467.
The Planning Commission is the governing body which reviews the applications for subdivisions and either grants or denies approval. The regulation booklet clearly outlines the process, and requirements of the developer, to subdivide property within the City limits.
If you are interested in obtaining a copy of the Subdivision Regulations, please send a check or money order, made out to the City of Oneida for $15.00 plus $3.50 shipping and handling, to:
City of Oneida Planning & Development
109 N. Main St.
Oneida, NY 13421
If you need further information, you may call the Director of Planning at 315-363-7467.