Revitalization: Buffalo Green Code
Previously we discussed the Brownfield Opportunity Areas (BOAs) that are being revitalized in the city. But how will the revitalization of these areas be determined? The answer is with Buffalo’s newly updated zoning code touted by the Mayor Brown as the Buffalo Green Code. Updating the code has been one of Brown’s biggest projects as it hasn’t been revamped since 1953.
Mayor Brown says the Buffalo Green Code is rewriting Buffalo’s “development DNA” and has involved the public in the updating of the code as well as developing the BOAs. The Buffalo Green Code has had a positive public reaction and is centered around sustainability.