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.*

As of January 6, 2020, the Public Draft of the UDO is available for review and comment.  The UDO draft documents are published below, and the link to submit comments can also be found on this page.

Camiros will present and discuss the Draft at the City Council Meeting on January 21 at 7:00 PM. 

Three public workshops (approximately 2 hours long) will be held with Camiros and the City Planning Staff:

  • January 22 at 2:30 PM, Empire State College, 2 Union Avenue Room 126
  • January 22 at 6:00 PM, Empire State College, 2 Union Avenue Room 126
  • January 23 at 9:00 AM, Recreation Center, 15 Vanderbilt Avenue

* 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.  

UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE PUBLIC DRAFT FOR REVIEW