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 draft documents are published in the sections below.  Additional presentation and supplemental materials are also available below.


The Public Comment period for Draft 2 is open through Wednesday, November 25.

UDO • Draft 2 presentations are scheduled as follows:

  • September 17 at 6 p.m. for the City Council  [presentation slides]
  • September 24 at 6 p.m. for the Planning Board and Design Review Commission via Zoom
  • September 29 at noon and 6 p.m. for the Public via Zoom
  • September 30 at 10 a.m. for the Public via Zoom
  • All sessions will be live streamed and recorded on the City's website

Public workshops for Q&A will be scheduled between October 19 - 30, with meeting details to be follow.

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.