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 or 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.*
The UDO project, which was restarted by Mayor Meg Kelly in late 2018, has completed the phases above shown in green.
Members of the City's UDO project team led Q&A sessions on Draft 2 for the public. Consultants from Camiros were in attendance via Zoom.
In-Person Workshop at City Hall in the Music Hall:
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.