Unified Development Ordinance

SS_UDO_Logo small.jpg(updated 12.2.21)
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.*


                         March 15, 2022:   Vote to Adopt Local Law 2 [LINK TO DOCUMENTS] 

                          December 21:     SEQRA Determination + Vote to Adopt [LINK TO DOCUMENTS]

                          December 9:       7:00 PM - Public Hearing for proposed new Clubhouse use in Country Overlay Area

                          November 30:    11:30 AM - City Council Workshop - Discuss 5 Proposed Amendments
                                                        Workshop Presentation Slides - City Staff
                                                        Workshop Presentation Slides - Sustainable Saratoga

                           October 5:          Public Hearing

                           October 19:        Public Hearing

                           September 21:   Release Proposed UDO Text + Maps (Clean and Redlined Versions)
 Council Presentation
                                                        Use Comparisons for RR [updated]


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 [slides] [video]

Tuesday, August 10 [slides] [video]

Tuesday, August 17 [slides] [video]

Tuesday, August 24 [slides] [video]
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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.