Unified Development Ordinance

SS_UDO_Logo small.jpgA 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.*

Draft 2 Timeline 9.10.20 web

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

The Public Comment period for
Draft 2 closed as of Friday, December 11, 2020.

UDO • Draft 2 Q&A Workshops

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.

  • Thursday October 22 via Zoom Registration
  • Thursday October 29 - In person in Music Hall (City Hall - 3rd floor) or via Zoom Registration
  • Thursday November 5 via Zoom Registration
  • Thursday November 12 via Zoom Registration
  • Wednesday November 18 via Zoom Registration

In-Person Workshop at City Hall in the Music Hall:

  • Thursday November 12 (also livestreamed on City website)

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.


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.