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  • Karen:Mayve use front cover of City Zoning Ordinance with 1950 date so they get idea that it is an outdated law.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 'Created as examples or model for future uses' ['We' gets overused since Team is not BUF and don't want to imply that WE know what'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…
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Building blocks Buffalo-Ellicott Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Map the FutureThe Buffalo Green Code:Planning for Future Land Use
    Ellicott Community Workshop
    Montessori School
    March 2, 2011
  • 2. The Buffalo Green Code: Future Land Use Planning
    Welcome
    Community Advisory Committee
    Pearlie Mae Hargrow
    Office of Strategic Planning
    Brendan Maheffy
    Elected Official
  • 3. Tonight’s Moderators
    from Camiros, Ltd.
    Karen Phillips
    Doug Hammel
    Jacques Gourguechon
    The Buffalo Green Code: Future Land Use Planning
  • 4. The Buffalo Green Code: Future Land Use Planning
    Tonight we will ask you…
    to tell us about your neighborhood.
    • What’s great about it?
    • 5. Where is it strong? Where is it weak?
    • 6. Where is change happening?
    • 7. Where is change desired?
    • 8. How do you want to see it change?
  • Let’s begin with your Community
    Chris Hawley
    City of Buffalo
    Office of Strategic Planning
    The Buffalo Green Code: Future Land Use Planning
  • 9. Ellicott Neighborhood Workshop
    What is your neighborhood?
  • 10. 72.8% decline in population since 1970
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  • 33. The Buffalo Green Code: Future Land Use Planning
    What is the Buffalo Green Code?
  • 34. A Project to Produce a
    New Future Land Use Plan and Zoning Ordinance
    What is the Buffalo Green Code?
    Zoning Ordinance
    Land Use Plan
    Guides Public and Private Investment
    Regulates Private Investment
  • 35. It will implement our Comprehensive Plan, Queen City in the 21st Century
    What is the Buffalo Green Code?
  • 36. It will say where housing and shops can be, where jobs will go
    What is the Future Land Use Plan?
  • 37. The zoning ordinance makes the rules for what can be built where
    What is the Future Zoning Ordinance?
  • 38. It will say what things go together and what things need a place of their own.
    What is the Buffalo Green Code?
  • 39. It will address how neighborhoods look and feel, not just what uses are allowed
    What is the Buffalo Green Code?
  • 40. We are taking a new approach to meet the “green” challenges of our time
    What is the Buffalo Green Code?
  • 41. … including core principles of “Sustainability” and “Smart Growth”
    What is the Buffalo Green Code?
  • 42. The Green Code will shape the growth of Buffalo for the next 20 years and beyond
    What is the Buffalo Green Code?
  • 43. How will we develop
    The Green Code?
    What is the Buffalo Green Code?
  • 44. The Buffalo Green Code will be created in a five-step process…
    Listening meetings – Fall, 2010.
    Land use workshops – Right Now.
    3. Draft Future Land Use Plan – Summer, 2011
    Zoning ordinance workshops – Fall, 2011
    Draft Zoning Ordinance – Summer, 2012
    What is the Buffalo Green Code?
  • 45. “Listening meetings” in November began a conversation about community values
    The conversation has already begun
    Tosh Collins Community Ctr.
    November 18th, 2010
    Buffalo Museum of Science
    November 16th, 2010
    Bennett High School
    November 17th, 2010
    Dots represent where attendees were from.
  • 46. “You value great housing and neighborhoods”
    The conversation has already begun
  • 47. … “vibrant neighborhood and business districts”
    The conversation has already begun
  • 48. … “Buffalo’s great Olmsted Parks and Parkways.”
    The conversation has already begun
  • 49. “You value great historic architecture”
    The conversation has already begun
  • 50. … “and Buffalo’s Lake Erie waterfront.”
    The conversation has already begun
  • 51. “You are concerned about vacant homes & lots”
    The conversation has already begun
    Courtesy of David Torke
    Courtesy of David Torke
    Courtesy of David Torke
  • 52. … “empty storefronts in business districts”
    The conversation has already begun
    Courtesy of David Torke
    Courtesy of David Torke
  • 53. … “highways that have divided your communities”
    The conversation has already begun
    Courtesy of David Torke
  • 54. … “and brownfields and environmental threats.”
    The conversation has already begun
    Photos Courtesy of David Torke
  • 55. In Summary:
    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.
    The conversation has already begun
  • 56. Building Blocks
    For a Future Land Use Plan
    Doug Hammel, AICP
    Camiros, Ltd
    Buffalo’s Building Blocks
  • 57. We created a series of “Building Blocks”
    • Based on what we saw in Buffalo
    • 58. And based on ideas about what could be
    • 59. Patterns that can be applied to the map
    • 60. To protect prevailing values
    • 61. And to guide redevelopment
    Buffalo’s Building Blocks
  • 62. The building blocks of the Future Land Use Plan will reflect old and new patterns
    Buffalo’s Building Blocks
    Mixed-use
    Blocks
    Residential
    Blocks
    Green Space Blocks
    Retail Center
    Blocks
    Business
    Blocks
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  • 63. Residential Building Blocks
    Buffalo’s Building Blocks
    Small-lot
    Residential
    Typical
    Residential
    Large lot Residential
  • 64. Green Space Blocks
    Buffalo’s Building Blocks
    Neighborhood
    Green Space
    Local Green Space
    Private Green
  • 65. Mixed-Use Blocks
    Buffalo’s Building Blocks
    Mid-Rise
    Mixed-Use
    Downtown
    Traditional
    Mixed-use
    Auto-oriented Neighborhood Mixed-use
  • 66. Retail Center Blocks
    Buffalo’s Building Blocks
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    Urban Retail
    Center
    Suburban Retail
    Center
  • 67. Business Blocks
    Buffalo’s Building Blocks
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    Urban Business
    Suburban Business
    Heavy Industrial
  • 68. The Buffalo Green Code: Future Land Use Planning
    Small Group Work Sessions
    You care about your community…
    You know about your community…
    maybe better than anyone else.
  • 69. Small Group Work Sessions
    Our goal for tonight is to identify:
    • What is “Great” in our neighborhoods
    • 70. Places that are strong
    • 71. Places that are weak
    • 72. Where change is needed
    • 73. What change is needed
  • Small Group Work Sessions
    Your equipment for tonight’s work:
    • A map of your neighborhood
    • 74. Markers – red and green
    • 75. Dots – Blue, Green, Pink, Red, Yellow…
    • 76. A flip chart and more markers
    • 77. “Patterns” of future development handout
  • Small Group Work Sessions
    Your instructions for tonight’s work:
    Identify assets and values – the “Great” places
    Circle the strong areas – block by block
    Circle the weak areas – block by block
    Locate areas you want to change …. and place a dot for the change you want
  • 78. The Buffalo Green Code: Future Land Use Planning
    Thank you in advance for your participation in guiding the future of Buffalo!
  • 79. The Buffalo Green Code: Future Land Use Planning
    Grab some food and make your way to the small group sessions.