Using the Unified Development Ordinance (Buffalo Green Code)

About the Unified Development Ordinance

On January 3, 2017, Mayor Byron W. Brown signed the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) into law.  The Green Code UDO represents the first major overhaul to City zoning laws since 1953 and will serve as the City’s blueprint for zoning and development in the 21st Century. The Common Council unanimously approved the “Green Code” on December 27, 2016. 

Unified Development Ordinance - Chapter 496 of the City Code

Citywide Zoning Map - For more detailed zoning information please use the GIS system 

Pedestrian Priority Frontage Map

Forms for the Implementation of the UDO

The implementation of the UDO requires new forms for many types of applications for zoning and subdivision approvals.

  1. John Fell

    Principal Planner

  2. William Siegner (he/him)

    Senior Planner

  3. Nkosi Alleyne (he/him)

    Senior Planner

Transportation Demand Management

The Planning Board adopted a policy guide to facilitate the preparation of Transportation Demand Management Plans. View the policy here: Transportation Demand Policy Guide