Published on March 18th, 2017 | by GrowWNYAdmin0
Party for the Greencode!
Buffalo did it! The City of Buffalo developed a new, innovative, and urban vision of the future of the city embedded in the Greencode, the new zoning ordinance. Mayor Byron Brown initiated this process in 2010 and it passed Common Council on December 27, 2016 after 242 public meetings and the participation of over 5,000 people! Buffalo has replaced its 1953 code and joins Denver and Miami as one of three major cities to incorporate this forward looking form of zoning.
The diverse residents of the city, developers, business owners, environmentalists, bikers, preservationists, and economic justice groups, are supportive of the Greencode, formally known as the Unified Development Ordinance. David Rivera commented that “by making building standards and approval procedures transparent to all, the Greencode will stop zoning by variance and exception and make it easier for neighborhoods to maintain their quality and for new projects to be completed.” This code, a shared vision, brings uniformity, clarity and simplicity to zoning and land planning for the city’s 94,000 parcels in 24 neighborhoods, districts, corridors and waterfronts.
So we would like to celebrate!
On Thursday, March 23rd from 5:30 – 7:30 PM Assembly Member Sean Ryan and Council Member David Rivera are co-hosting a party for the Greencode at Rich’s Atrium, located at 1 Robert Rich Way at Niagara Street. This party is sponsored by many local organizations including the Our Outer Harbor Coalition, Green Works Buffalo Niagara, Western New York Environmental Alliance, 21st Century Park on the Outer Harbor, and so many others!