Unified Development Ordinance

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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, storm water management, signs and 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.*

Timeline 4.6.21

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

UDO Final Draft • Upcoming Presentation Dates

Several summary presentations are planned to coincide with the release of the final Draft of the UDO on April 19 and to kick-off the last phase of this project.  Prior to voting later this year, the Council will request advisory opinions from the land use boards, provide additional opportunities for the public to comment, review SEQR and schedule public hearings.

On the following dates. an overview of the Final Draft of the UDO will be presented by Camiros, the City's consultant.  All sessions will be held via Zoom.  The public is invited to attend any of the presentations and may ask questions where noted.  The meetings/presentations will be livestreamed and recorded.  [POWERPOINT SLIDES]

April 20, 2021 at 7PM - City Council Presentation. [REGISTER] [VIDEO*
*Video of UDO presentation is at Presentations in Meeting Index

April 21, 2021 at 2PM - Public Presentation and Q&A  [REGISTER] [VIDEO]

April 22, 2021 at 9:30AM - Public Presentation and Q&A  [REGISTER] [VIDEO]

April 22, 2021 at 6PM - City Land Use Boards Presentation  [REGISTER]

Additional opportunities for discussion of the final Draft will be scheduled for the public.

UDO • Draft 2 Q&A Workshops

On the following dates, members of the City's UDO project team led Q&A sessions on Draft 2 for the public via Zoom.  Consultants from Camiros were in attendance via Zoom.

October 22, October 29 (and in person), November 5, November 12 (in person and livestreamed)November 18.

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.

* 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.