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  1. 1. Map the FutureThe Buffalo Green Code:Planning for Future Land Use <br />Northwest Community Workshop<br />Riverside High School<br />March 1, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Tonight’s Moderator<br />Bob Shibley<br />The Urban Design Project<br />University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning<br />The Buffalo Green Code: Future Land Use Planning<br />
  3. 3. The Buffalo Green Code: Future Land Use Planning<br />Welcome<br />Office of Strategic Planning<br />Community Advisory Committee<br />Elected officials<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 />Bill Parke<br />City of Buffalo<br />Office of Strategic Planning<br />The Buffalo Green Code: Future Land Use Planning<br />
  9. 9. The Northwest Workshop Community<br />
  10. 10.
  11. 11. A Waterfront Community<br />
  12. 12. Architectural Treasures<br />
  13. 13. Affordable, Quality Housing<br />
  14. 14. Important Community Institutions<br />
  15. 15. Squaw Island and the Riverwalk<br />
  16. 16. Riverside Park<br />
  17. 17. Tow Path Park<br />
  18. 18. Ontario Street Boat Launch andCornelius Creek Park<br />Ontario Street Boat Launch<br />Cornelius Creek Park<br />
  19. 19. Gardens and Pathways<br />Black Rock Heritage Garden<br />Jesse Kregal Pathway<br />
  20. 20. Large Private Employers<br />Luvata, Brobiel Marine, Ont&Ton Store, Gallery 464, Riverside Review <br />
  21. 21. Large Private Employers<br />Luvata, Brobiel Marine, Ont&Ton Store, Gallery 464, Riverside Review <br />
  22. 22. Medium-Sized Private Employers<br />
  23. 23. City of Buffalo Public Investments<br />
  24. 24. Small Private Employers<br />
  25. 25. Commercial Corridors<br />Niagara St<br />Niagara Street<br />
  26. 26. Commercial Corridors<br />W Hertel/<br />Military St<br />Hertel Avenue<br />
  27. 27. Commercial Corridors<br />Ont & Ton<br />Ontario and Tonawanda Streets<br />
  28. 28. Commercial Corridors<br />Grant and Amherst Streets<br />
  29. 29. Building on the Work Already Done<br />
  30. 30. The Buffalo Green Code: Future Land Use Planning<br />What is the Buffalo Green Code?<br />Bob Shibley<br />The Urban Design Project<br />University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning<br />
  31. 31. A project to give us a new 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 />
  32. 32. It will implement our comprehensive plan, Queen City in the 21st Century<br />What is the Buffalo Green Code?<br />
  33. 33. It will say where housing and shops can be, where jobs will go<br />What is the Future Land Use Plan?<br />
  34. 34. The zoning ordinance makes the rules for what can be built where<br />What is the Future Zoning Ordinance?<br />
  35. 35. It will say what things go together and what things need a place of their own.<br />What is the Buffalo Green Code?<br />
  36. 36. It will address how neighborhoods look and feel, not just what uses are allowed<br />What is the Buffalo Green Code?<br />
  37. 37. It will shape the growth of Buffalo for the next 20 years and beyond<br />What is the Buffalo Green Code?<br />
  38. 38. We are taking a new approach to meet the “green” challenges of our time<br />What is the Buffalo Green Code?<br />
  39. 39. … including core principles of “sustainability” and “smart growth” <br />What is the Buffalo Green Code?<br />
  40. 40. How will we develop <br />anew future Land Use Plan <br />and Zoning Ordinance?<br />What is the Buffalo Green Code?<br />
  41. 41. 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 />
  42. 42. “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 />
  43. 43. “You value great housing and neighborhoods”<br />The conversation has already begun<br />
  44. 44. … “vibrant neighborhood and business districts” <br />The conversation has already begun<br />
  45. 45. … “Buffalo’s great Olmsted parks and parkways.”<br />The conversation has already begun<br />
  46. 46. “You value great historic architecture”<br />The conversation has already begun<br />
  47. 47. … “and Buffalo’s incomparable waterfront.”<br />The conversation has already begun<br />
  48. 48. “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 />
  49. 49. … “empty storefronts in business districts”<br />The conversation has already begun<br />Courtesy of David Torke<br />Courtesy of David Torke<br />
  50. 50. … “highways that have divided your communities”<br />The conversation has already begun<br />Courtesy of David Torke<br />
  51. 51. … “and brownfields and environmental threats.”<br />The conversation has already begun<br />Photos Courtesy of David Torke<br />
  52. 52. A new future land use plan and a “green” zoning ordinance for the future can establish the foundation to protect what you value, change what you don’t.<br />The conversation has already begun<br />
  53. 53. Building Blocks<br />For a Future Land Use Plan<br />Jack Swenson<br />Camiros, Ltd<br />Buffalo’s Building Blocks<br />
  54. 54. We created a series of “Building Blocks”<br /><ul><li>Based on what we saw in Buffalo
  55. 55. And based on ideas about what could be
  56. 56. Patterns that can be applied to the map
  57. 57. To protect prevailing values
  58. 58. And to guide redevelopment</li></ul>Buffalo’s Building Blocks<br />
  59. 59. The building blocks of the Future Land Use Plan must reflect these goals<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 />
  60. 60. Residential Building Blocks<br />Buffalo’s Building Blocks<br />Small-lot<br />Residential<br />Medium-lot<br />Residential<br />Large lot Residential<br />
  61. 61. Green Space Blocks<br />Buffalo’s Building Blocks<br />Neighborhood<br />Green Space<br />Local Green Space<br />Private Green<br />
  62. 62. Mixed-Use Blocks<br />Buffalo’s Building Blocks<br />Traditional Neighborhood<br />Mixed-use<br />Mid-Rise<br />Mixed-Use<br />Downtown<br />Auto-oriented Neighborhood Mixed-use<br />
  63. 63. Retail Center Blocks<br />Buffalo’s Building Blocks<br />*<br />Urban Retail<br />Center<br />Auto - Oriented<br />Retail Center<br />
  64. 64. Business Blocks<br />Buffalo’s Building Blocks<br />*<br />Urban Business Center<br />Auto-Oriented Business Center<br />Industrial Center<br />
  65. 65. The Buffalo Green Code: Future Land Use Planning<br />Before we go on, questions?<br />
  66. 66. 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 />
  67. 67. Small Group Work Sessions<br />Our goal for tonight’ is to identify:<br /><ul><li>What is great in our neighborhoods
  68. 68. Places that are strong
  69. 69. Places that are weak
  70. 70. Where change is needed
  71. 71. 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
  72. 72. Markers – red and green
  73. 73. Dots – Blue, Green, Pink, Red, Yellow…
  74. 74. A flip chart and more markers
  75. 75. “Patterns” of future development handout</li></li></ul><li>Small Group Work Sessions<br />Your instructions for tonight’s work:<br />Identify community assets and values <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 />
  76. 76. Small Group Work Sessions<br />Identify community assets and values (15 minutes)<br /><ul><li>Put a BLUE dot on the places you feel are important neighborhood assets
  77. 77. Number the dot. Make a note on the newsprint if needed.</li></li></ul><li>Small Group Work Sessions<br />Locate the strong areas – block by block (20 minutes)<br /><ul><li>Use the GREEN marker to circle the strong blocks.
  78. 78. Number the block and make a note on the newsprint why the area is strong.
  79. 79. If people at your table disagree… make a note of your disagreement on the newsprint. </li></li></ul><li>Small Group Work Sessions<br />Locate areas that are weak or where change is desired – block by block (20 Minutes)<br /><ul><li>Use the REDmarker to circle the weak blocks.
  80. 80. Number the block and make a note on the newsprint why the area is weak.
  81. 81. If people at your table disagree… make a note of your disagreement on the newsprint. </li></li></ul><li>Small Group Work Sessions<br />4. Tell us the change you think is most appropriate (20 Minutes)<br />Residential<br />Green Infill<br />Commercial<br />Mixed-Use<br />Business<br /><ul><li>Identify areas that are weak or where change is desired.
  82. 82. Put the colored dot that represents a new block pattern where you want change.
  83. 83. Label the dot and write on the newsprint why you think that pattern is right for future. </li></li></ul><li>The Buffalo Green Code: Future Land Use Planning<br />Grab some food and make your way to the small group sessions.<br />
  84. 84. The Buffalo Green Code: Future Land Use Planning<br />What we learned tonight...<br />
  85. 85. The Buffalo Green Code: Future Land Use Planning<br />What did you think…?<br />Next Steps…<br />
  86. 86. The Buffalo Green Code: Future Land Use Planning<br />Thank you for your participation in guiding the future of Buffalo!<br />

Editor's Notes

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  • www.buffaloah.com/.../brac/ederer/ederer.html, http://archives.buffalorising.com/img/img_entries/w600/17594.jpg, http://www.buffaloah.com/h/riversidepk/lllus/index.html
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  • http://www.pbase.com/kjosker/image/44142098, http://estrip.org/articles/read/matthew/27594/Assumption-Church.html, http://www.buffalorising.com/2009/07/northwest-buffalo-community-health-care-center-receives-federal-grant.html#SlideFrame_0
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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…

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