Map the FutureThe Buffalo Green Code:Planning for Future Land Use <br />Northeast Community Workshop<br />Bennett High Sch...
The Buffalo Green Code: Future Land Use Planning<br />Welcome<br />Community Advisory Committee<br />Office of Strategic P...
Tonight’s Moderators<br />from Camiros, Ltd.<br />Karen Phillips<br />Doug Hammel<br />Jacques Gourguechon<br />The Buffal...
The Buffalo Green Code: Future Land Use Planning<br />Tonight we will ask you…<br />to tell us about your neighborhood.<br...
Where is it strong? Where is it weak?
Where is change happening?
Where is change desired?
How do you want to see it change?</li></li></ul><li>Let’s begin with your Community<br />Allita Steward<br />City of Buffa...
The Buffalo Green Code: Future Land Use Planning<br />What is the Buffalo Green Code?<br />
 A Project to Produce a<br />New Future Land Use Plan and Zoning Ordinance<br />What is the Buffalo Green Code?<br />Zonin...
It will implement our Comprehensive Plan, Queen City in the 21st Century<br />What is the Buffalo Green Code?<br />
It will say where housing and shops can be, where jobs will go<br />What is the Future Land Use Plan?<br />
The zoning ordinance makes the rules for what can be built where<br />What is the Future Zoning Ordinance?<br />
It will say what things go together and what things need a place of their own.<br />What is the Buffalo Green Code?<br />
It will address how neighborhoods look and feel, not just what uses are allowed<br />What is the Buffalo Green Code?<br />
We are taking a new approach to meet the “green” challenges of our time<br />What is the Buffalo Green Code?<br />
… including core principles of “Sustainability” and “Smart Growth” <br />What is the Buffalo Green Code?<br />
The Green Code will shape the growth of Buffalo for the next 20 years and beyond<br />What is the Buffalo Green Code?<br />
How will  we develop <br />The Green Code?<br />What is the Buffalo Green Code?<br />
The Buffalo Green Code will be created in a five-step process…<br />Listening meetings – Fall, 2010.<br />Land use worksho...
“Listening meetings” in November began a conversation about community values<br />The conversation has already begun<br />...
“You value great housing and neighborhoods”<br />The conversation has already begun<br />
… “vibrant neighborhood and business districts” <br />The conversation has already begun<br />
… “Buffalo’s great Olmsted Parks and Parkways.”<br />The conversation has already begun<br />
“You value great historic architecture”<br />The conversation has already begun<br />
… “and Buffalo’s Lake Erie waterfront.”<br />The conversation has already begun<br />
“You are concerned about vacant homes & lots”<br />The conversation has already begun<br />Courtesy of David Torke<br />Co...
… “empty storefronts in business districts”<br />The conversation has already begun<br />Courtesy of David Torke<br />Cour...
… “highways that have divided your communities”<br />The conversation has already begun<br />Courtesy of David Torke<br />
… “and brownfields and environmental threats.”<br />The conversation has already begun<br />Photos Courtesy of David Torke...
In Summary:<br />The Green Code – both the Future Land Use Plan and Zoning Ordinance will establish a new planning foundat...
Building Blocks<br />For a Future Land Use Plan<br />Doug Hammel, AICP<br />Camiros, Ltd<br />Buffalo’s Building Blocks<br />
We created a series of “Building Blocks”<br /><ul><li>Based on what we saw in Buffalo
And based on ideas about what could be
Patterns that can be applied to the map
To protect prevailing values
And to guide redevelopment</li></ul>Buffalo’s Building Blocks<br />
The building blocks of the Future Land Use Plan will reflect old and new patterns<br />Buffalo’s Building Blocks<br />Mixe...
Residential Building Blocks<br />Buffalo’s Building Blocks<br />Small-lot<br />Residential<br />Typical<br />Residential<b...
Green Space Blocks<br />Buffalo’s Building Blocks<br />Neighborhood<br />Green Space<br />Local Green Space<br />Private G...
Mixed-Use Blocks<br />Buffalo’s Building Blocks<br />Mid-Rise<br />Mixed-Use<br />Downtown<br />Traditional<br />Mixed-use...
Retail Center Blocks<br />Buffalo’s Building Blocks<br />*<br />Urban Retail<br />Center<br />Suburban Retail<br />Center<...
Business Blocks<br />Buffalo’s Building Blocks<br />*<br />Urban Business<br />Suburban Business<br />Heavy Industrial<br />
The Buffalo Green Code: Future Land Use Planning<br />Before we go on, questions?<br />
The Buffalo Green Code: Future Land Use Planning<br />Small Group Work Sessions<br />You care about your community… <br />...
Small Group Work Sessions<br />Our goal for tonight is to identify:<br /><ul><li>What is “Great” in our neighborhoods
Places that are strong
Places that are weak
Where change is needed
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  • Karen:Mayve use front cover of City Zoning Ordinance with 1950 date so they get idea that it is an outdated law.
  • Need new ones here
  • Karen:listening meetings( are those regional meetings?):  photos show no diversity [use a photo from Good Neighbor Alliance mtgs]
  • Karen: Vibrant biz districts:  include some area that communities of color are familiar with
  • The values that you…….will serve as the foundation for ….
  • Karen’s comment: BUF Building Blocks:  Maybe use &apos;Created as examples or model for future uses&apos; [&apos;We&apos; gets overused since Team is not BUF and don&apos;t want to imply that WE know what&apos;s good for citizens]
  • Buffalo’s future development should reflect community concerns and vision. To do this, basic urban building blocks can be applied throughout the city to enhance existing neighborhoods or build new ones. When we go to individual tables, we’ll be asking you to work with these images to think about what your neighborhood should become.
  • Introduction of residential block types…
  • Introduction of residential block types…
  • Introduction of residential block types…
  • Introduction of residential block types…
  • Introduction of residential block types…
  • Building blocks Buffalo- Northeast

    1. 1. Map the FutureThe Buffalo Green Code:Planning for Future Land Use <br />Northeast Community Workshop<br />Bennett High School<br />March 1, 2011<br />
    2. 2. The Buffalo Green Code: Future Land Use Planning<br />Welcome<br />Community Advisory Committee<br />Office of Strategic Planning<br />John Fell<br />Elected Official<br />Council Member Bonnie Russell<br />
    3. 3. Tonight’s Moderators<br />from Camiros, Ltd.<br />Karen Phillips<br />Doug Hammel<br />Jacques Gourguechon<br />The Buffalo Green Code: Future Land Use Planning<br />
    4. 4. The Buffalo Green Code: Future Land Use Planning<br />Tonight we will ask you…<br />to tell us about your neighborhood.<br /><ul><li>What’s great about it?
    5. 5. Where is it strong? Where is it weak?
    6. 6. Where is change happening?
    7. 7. Where is change desired?
    8. 8. How do you want to see it change?</li></li></ul><li>Let’s begin with your Community<br />Allita Steward<br />City of Buffalo<br />Office of Strategic Planning<br />The Buffalo Green Code: Future Land Use Planning<br />
    9. 9. The Buffalo Green Code: Future Land Use Planning<br />What is the Buffalo Green Code?<br />
    10. 10. A Project to Produce a<br />New Future Land Use Plan and Zoning Ordinance<br />What is the Buffalo Green Code?<br />Zoning Ordinance<br />Land Use Plan<br />Guides Public and Private Investment<br />Regulates Private Investment<br />
    11. 11. It will implement our Comprehensive Plan, Queen City in the 21st Century<br />What is the Buffalo Green Code?<br />
    12. 12. It will say where housing and shops can be, where jobs will go<br />What is the Future Land Use Plan?<br />
    13. 13. The zoning ordinance makes the rules for what can be built where<br />What is the Future Zoning Ordinance?<br />
    14. 14. It will say what things go together and what things need a place of their own.<br />What is the Buffalo Green Code?<br />
    15. 15. It will address how neighborhoods look and feel, not just what uses are allowed<br />What is the Buffalo Green Code?<br />
    16. 16. We are taking a new approach to meet the “green” challenges of our time<br />What is the Buffalo Green Code?<br />
    17. 17. … including core principles of “Sustainability” and “Smart Growth” <br />What is the Buffalo Green Code?<br />
    18. 18. The Green Code will shape the growth of Buffalo for the next 20 years and beyond<br />What is the Buffalo Green Code?<br />
    19. 19. How will we develop <br />The Green Code?<br />What is the Buffalo Green Code?<br />
    20. 20. The Buffalo Green Code will be created in a five-step process…<br />Listening meetings – Fall, 2010.<br />Land use workshops – Right Now.<br />3. Draft Future Land Use Plan – Summer, 2011<br />Zoning ordinance workshops – Fall, 2011<br />Draft Zoning Ordinance – Summer, 2012<br />What is the Buffalo Green Code?<br />
    21. 21. “Listening meetings” in November began a conversation about community values<br />The conversation has already begun<br />Tosh Collins Community Ctr.<br />November 18th, 2010<br />Buffalo Museum of Science<br />November 16th, 2010<br />Bennett High School<br />November 17th, 2010<br />Dots represent where attendees were from. <br />
    22. 22. “You value great housing and neighborhoods”<br />The conversation has already begun<br />
    23. 23. … “vibrant neighborhood and business districts” <br />The conversation has already begun<br />
    24. 24. … “Buffalo’s great Olmsted Parks and Parkways.”<br />The conversation has already begun<br />
    25. 25. “You value great historic architecture”<br />The conversation has already begun<br />
    26. 26. … “and Buffalo’s Lake Erie waterfront.”<br />The conversation has already begun<br />
    27. 27. “You are concerned about vacant homes & lots”<br />The conversation has already begun<br />Courtesy of David Torke<br />Courtesy of David Torke<br />Courtesy of David Torke<br />
    28. 28. … “empty storefronts in business districts”<br />The conversation has already begun<br />Courtesy of David Torke<br />Courtesy of David Torke<br />
    29. 29. … “highways that have divided your communities”<br />The conversation has already begun<br />Courtesy of David Torke<br />
    30. 30. … “and brownfields and environmental threats.”<br />The conversation has already begun<br />Photos Courtesy of David Torke<br />
    31. 31. In Summary:<br />The Green Code – both the Future Land Use Plan and Zoning Ordinance will establish a new planning foundation to protect what you value and change what you don’t.<br />The conversation has already begun<br />
    32. 32. Building Blocks<br />For a Future Land Use Plan<br />Doug Hammel, AICP<br />Camiros, Ltd<br />Buffalo’s Building Blocks<br />
    33. 33. We created a series of “Building Blocks”<br /><ul><li>Based on what we saw in Buffalo
    34. 34. And based on ideas about what could be
    35. 35. Patterns that can be applied to the map
    36. 36. To protect prevailing values
    37. 37. And to guide redevelopment</li></ul>Buffalo’s Building Blocks<br />
    38. 38. The building blocks of the Future Land Use Plan will reflect old and new patterns<br />Buffalo’s Building Blocks<br />Mixed-use<br />Blocks<br />Residential<br />Blocks<br />Green Space Blocks<br />Retail Center<br />Blocks<br />Business<br />Blocks<br />*<br />*<br />
    39. 39. Residential Building Blocks<br />Buffalo’s Building Blocks<br />Small-lot<br />Residential<br />Typical<br />Residential<br />Large lot Residential<br />
    40. 40. Green Space Blocks<br />Buffalo’s Building Blocks<br />Neighborhood<br />Green Space<br />Local Green Space<br />Private Green<br />
    41. 41. Mixed-Use Blocks<br />Buffalo’s Building Blocks<br />Mid-Rise<br />Mixed-Use<br />Downtown<br />Traditional<br />Mixed-use<br />Auto-oriented Neighborhood Mixed-use<br />
    42. 42. Retail Center Blocks<br />Buffalo’s Building Blocks<br />*<br />Urban Retail<br />Center<br />Suburban Retail<br />Center<br />
    43. 43. Business Blocks<br />Buffalo’s Building Blocks<br />*<br />Urban Business<br />Suburban Business<br />Heavy Industrial<br />
    44. 44. The Buffalo Green Code: Future Land Use Planning<br />Before we go on, questions?<br />
    45. 45. The Buffalo Green Code: Future Land Use Planning<br />Small Group Work Sessions<br />You care about your community… <br />You know about your community… <br />maybe better than anyone else. <br />
    46. 46. Small Group Work Sessions<br />Our goal for tonight is to identify:<br /><ul><li>What is “Great” in our neighborhoods
    47. 47. Places that are strong
    48. 48. Places that are weak
    49. 49. Where change is needed
    50. 50. What change is needed</li></li></ul><li>Small Group Work Sessions<br />Your equipment for tonight’s work:<br /><ul><li>A map of your neighborhood
    51. 51. Markers – red and green
    52. 52. Dots – Blue, Green, Pink, Red, Yellow…
    53. 53. A flip chart and more markers
    54. 54. “Patterns” of future development handout</li></li></ul><li>Small Group Work Sessions<br />Your instructions for tonight’s work:<br />Identify assets and values – the “Great” places<br />Circle the strong areas – block by block<br />Circle the weak areas – block by block<br />Locate areas you want to change …. and place a dot for the change you want<br />
    55. 55. Small Group Work Sessions<br />Identify community assets and values – the Great places<br /><ul><li>Put a BLUE dot on the places you feel are really special and important neighborhood assets
    56. 56. Number the dot. Make a note on the newsprint to indicate why it is special or great.</li></ul>(15 minutes)<br />
    57. 57. Small Group Work Sessions<br />Locate the strong areas – block by block<br /><ul><li>Use the GREEN marker to circle the strong blocks.
    58. 58. Number the block and make a note on the newsprint why the area is strong – what you like about it.
    59. 59. If people at your table disagree… make a note of your disagreement on the newsprint. </li></ul>(20 minutes)<br />
    60. 60. Small Group Work Sessions<br />Locate areas that are weak or where change is desired – block by block<br /><ul><li>Use the REDmarker to circle the weak blocks.
    61. 61. Number the block and make a note on the newsprint why the area is weak.
    62. 62. If people at your table disagree… make a note of your disagreement on the newsprint. </li></ul>(20 Minutes)<br />
    63. 63. Small Group Work Sessions<br />4. Tell us the change you would like to see for weak areas that should change<br />Residential<br />Green Infill<br />Commercial<br />Mixed-Use<br />Business<br /><ul><li>Put the colored dot that represents a new block pattern where you want change.
    64. 64. Label the dot and write on the newsprint why you think that pattern is right for future.
    65. 65. 20 minutes</li></li></ul><li>The Buffalo Green Code: Future Land Use Planning<br />Thank you in advance for your participation in guiding the future of Buffalo!<br />
    66. 66. The Buffalo Green Code: Future Land Use Planning<br />Grab some food and make your way to the small group sessions.<br />
    67. 67. The Buffalo Green Code: Future Land Use Planning<br />What we learned tonight...<br />
    68. 68. The Buffalo Green Code: Future Land Use Planning<br />What did you think…?<br />Next Steps…<br />

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