Unified Development Ordinance

UDO timeline

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.

In Saratoga Springs, the city’s Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Regulations, and Standard Construction Details regulate land use preservation, development and in-fill redevelopment throughout the City. 

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 local firm, Camiros LTD, to assist us in making this a reality.

Technical Report, Presentation May 21-22, 2019:
Technical Review Summary
Technical Review Report
Technical Review Presentation May 2019
Public Comment Form
Public Comments Submitted to City

Draft Zoning Map Realignment, Special City Council Workshop, Presentation March 12th, 2019:
Special City Council Meeting Presentation March 12th, 2019
County Planning Board Advisory Opinion
City Planning Board Advisory Opinion