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, stormwater 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.*

Timeline 4.6.21

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

UDO • Final Draft Presentation Dates

As we anticipate the release of the final Draft of the UDO on April 19, we have planned several summary presentations to kick-off the last phase of this project, which includes advisory opinions from the land use boards, an opportunity for the public to further comment, SEQR and public hearings.

On the following dates. an overview of the Final Draft of the UDO will be presented by Camiros, the City's consultant.  All sessions will be held via Zoom.  The public is invited to attend any of the presentations and may ask questions where noted.

April 20, 2021 at 7PM - City Council Presentation. [REGISTER]

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

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

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

Additional opportunities for discussion of the final Draft will be scheduled for the public.  There will also be a Public Comment link on this page.

LINKS TO FINAL DRAFT DOCUMENTS WILL BE POSTED HERE WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE

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.

LINKS TO DOCUMENTS FOR PREVIOUS PHASES OF PROJECT:


Public Draft-1 2020

Technical Review 2019

Zoning Map Alignment 2019

Technical Review 2017

* 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.