Unified Development Ordinance

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A Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) is a tool which combines traditional zoning and subdivision regulations, along with other development standards for items such as design guidelines, storm water management, signs and street standards into one, easy-to-read reference document. It is intended to eliminate redundant or conflicting code provisions, help to streamline the review and approval process and clarify the steps and requirements with clear illustrations and language.*

Final timeline

The UDO project, which was restarted by Mayor Meg Kelly in late 2018, has completed the phases above shown in green


City Council Room •  Open to the Public

Tuesday, August 3 at 5PM

Tuesday, August 10 at 6PM

Tuesday, August 17 at 5PM

Tuesday, August 24 at 3PM

All workshop meetings will be livestreamed and recorded.


Design Review Commission

City Planning Board - TBD

County Planning Board


UDO Final Draft

Individual Articles

Proposed Maps

Use Comparisons for RR

UDO Final Draft • Presentation History

On the following dates. an overview of the Final Draft of the UDO was presented by Camiros, the City's consultant.  All sessions were livestreamed and recorded.  [POWERPOINT SLIDES]

April 20, 2021 at 7PM - City Council Presentation. [VIDEO*
*Video of UDO presentation is at Presentations in Meeting Index

April 21, 2021 at 2PM - Public Presentation and Q&A  [VIDEO]

April 22, 2021 at 9:30AM - Public Presentation and Q&A  [VIDEO]

April 22, 2021 at 6PM - City Land Use Boards Presentation  [VIDEO]

UDO • Draft 2 Q&A Workshops

On the following dates, members of the City's UDO project team led Q&A sessions on Draft 2 for the public via Zoom.  Consultants from Camiros were in attendance via Zoom.

October 22, October 29 (and in person), November 5, November 12 (in person and livestreamed)November 18.

UDO • Draft 2 presentations were scheduled as follows:

All sessions were livestreamed and recorded on the City's website.  The presentation slides are also available.

* The City has received a grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to update its land use regulations (Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Regulations, Standard Construction Details) and synchronize its policy documents (Open Space Master Plan, Complete Streets Policy, and the Urban and Community Forest Master Plan) in accordance with the newly updated Comprehensive Plan, into a coordinated, user-friendly document.  The City has hired a zoning and planning consultant, Camiros LTD, to assist us in making this a reality.