Land Use Plan

landuseplan_coverThe Buffalo Green Code’s Land Use Plan is designed to provide a framework for decision-making about physical development. It outlines the community’s expectations and preferences regarding future development.

What will the Land Use Plan do?

  • Identify existing conditions, as well as trends, issues, and opportunities that are expected to unfold over the next 20 years.
  • Establish the foundation for revising the city’s Zoning Code, setting capital improvement priorities and guiding subsequent neighborhood planning efforts.
  • Provide direction on land use, transportation, and physical development.

The Land Use Plan serves as a bridge between the city’s comprehensive plan and zoning code by recommending the appropriate type, intensity, and character of development. It envisions a future for Buffalo built around the restoration of walkable, mixed-use, transit-served neighborhoods and economic centers. The plan focuses on three core strategies: fuel economic generators, restore neighborhoods, and repair environmental assets.

Land Use Plan (September 2016)

Land Use Plan (PDF 36 MB)

Land Use Plan (October 2015)

Land Use Plan Print (PDF 35 MB)
Land Use Plan Web (PDF 13 MB)
Appendix (PDF 72 MB)

Preliminary Draft Land Use Plan (October 2011)

A preliminary draft Land Use Plan and technical appendices were released in October 2011.