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Buffalo's Green Code Signed Into Law

After six years and 242 meetings, Buffalo's Green Code was signed into law Tuesday. The Green Code is the first rewrite of the city's zoning ordinance since 1953, and one of only three citywide form-based codes implemented in North America.
January 4, 2017, 1pm PST | kahawa
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Downtown Buffalo

"The first meeting to discuss a Green Code for Buffalo was held more than six years ago in what is now called One Seneca Tower," reports Mark Sommer.

"On Tuesday – after 242 public meetings across the city – Mayor Byron W. Brown went to the downtown skyscraper's 24th floor to sign the Green Code into law – the first comprehensive overhaul of the city's zoning code since 1953."

Mayor Brown is quoted in the article saying, "This is now the new development DNA of the City of Buffalo." 

In case you missed the news at the time of the Green Code's approval, another article by Sommer supplements the current coverage with reporting on the Buffalo Green Code, known officially as the Unified Development Ordinance.

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Published on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 in The Buffalo News
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