Planning and Zoning

Description of Services

  • Provide for the regulation and improvement of private and public development based on City and State planning and zoning legislation
  • Provide support and advise the City Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Preservation Board, Common Council, Mayor, other City departments, and the general public on City planning matters
  • Collect and maintain a comprehensive database for planning, program management and evaluation 
  • Plan for development within the City as a whole

Planning Document Library

View a number of archived Planning Division documents, such as urban renewal plans, surveys, and amendments.

Regulatory Boards

Learn more about the City of Buffalo's Regulatory Boards: the Planning Board, Historic Preservation Board, and Zoning Board of Appeals.