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The Buffalo Green Code – Making the Comprehensive Plan A Reality
In 2007, the City of Buffalo celebrated the adoption of “Queen City in the 21st Century”, a comprehensive plan positioning Buffalo as a preeminent urban center of the region. Today we take the next important step toward making this plan a reality. Mayor Brown has declared the City’s commitment to creating a new zoning ordinance that “will act as the foundation for the new place-based economic development strategy for Buffalo’s neighborhoods in every section of the city. The new Buffalo zoning ordinance will be known as the Buffalo Green Code. It will embody 21st century values about economic development, sustainability, and walkable, green urbanism.”

“We need your help and we need your input”
The new Buffalo Green Code will be the first opportunity Buffalonians have had in nearly sixty years to establish a new regulatory framework for the development of our neighborhoods,” said Brown. “Zoning is the tool by which we build our communities. It determines what gets built and where. It’s essentially Buffalo’s DNA. The process to re-imagine the city’s future and write a code that matches the community’s vision will be an exciting opportunity for the people of Buffalo. As this process gets rolled out, over a period we expect to take three years of serious work, I invite all citizens in every section of the city to participate and take an active role. We need your help and we need your input.”