SYRACUSE – The Syracuse Planning Commission is considering amending city code for a new downtown business.

 City planners are scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. on July 8 regarding a code adjustment to allow boarding of more than five individuals at one time in an existing downtown building.

Tamera Ingerson of Bloom Haven, LLC, is requesting amending Syracuse zoning to allow boarding and housing in the downtown commercial district. Ingerson seeks a conditional use permit for property at 315 fifth St.

If passed, the new definition will read: boarding or rooming house shall mean a building containing a single dwelling unit and provisions for not more than five guests, where lodging is provided with or without meals for compensation.

If passed, Ingerson will then speak to Mayor Deb Dettmer and city council members on July 10 at 6 p.m. during the regular city council meeting.

Ingerson plans to open a quilt retreat experience, with guests staying overnight  on location during the allocated time for that particular retreat. Ingerson is also looking into scrapbooking and craft retreats, bringing in educators for each retreat. \

Ingerson stated this will bring lots of revenue into Syracuse. Ingerson said she has had inquiries about the quilt retreat as far away as California.