The City of Saratoga Springs will host a day-long series of topic-related workshops to discuss our current land use codes and identify possible changes as part of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) project. Attendees can sign up for one or more sessions.
Meeting place and time:
Feb. 4th; 9am to 9pm at Empire State College, 2 Union Ave.
These UDO workshops are a series of facilitated discussions to collect additional public input and suggestions on potential changes to the zoning, subdivision regulations and related development codes prior to the consultant’s completion of a Zoning Diagnostic Report, a report intended to provide the focus for the draft UDO.
The City has received a grant from NYSERDA to update its land use regulations and synchronize its policy documents (Open Space Master Plan, Complete Streets Policy, Urban and Community Forest Master Plan, etc.) in accordance with the newly updated Comprehensive Plan, into the new coordinated, user-friendly document – the UDO.
The City has hired a local firm, Behan Planning and Design, to assist us in making this a reality.
Public involvement and engagement is the cornerstone of a successful planning initiative. The City would like to hear from you: residents, business owners, and current code users. What is working in our current ordinance? Are there specific parts of the current zoning code that you find especially challenging to use or confusing? What can be consolidated? Are new standards needed for specific land uses?
How to sign up:
If you are interested in attending, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 583-4335 with the following information:
• Your name
• Which meeting time slot you would like to attend.
• Identify if you are representing a particular community group or neighborhood
• The number of people joining you in attending the meeting
• Brief description of any specific/additional topics you would like to cover.
Additional information about the project, including a copy of the meeting schedule and an updated project timeline, can be found on the project website at: www.saratogaspringsudo.com