Planning Foundation

The Green Code is based on the guiding principles of Buffalo’s Comprehensive Plan: Queen City in the 21st Century. Built on an extensive body of expert research, public engagement, and input, the Comprehensive Plan is the master document for all development policy and related investment decisions in the city. All of our plans, policies, programs and regulations – including land use and zoning documents – stem from the Comprehensive Plan and should be consistent with it.

Comprehensive Plan and related documents:

Queen City in the 21st Century: Buffalo’s Comprehensive Plan [2006]

The Green Code also draws from key regional planning efforts, including: