In order to encourage further development in downtown Buffalo, BUDC has released an RFP for the third round of funding through the Buffalo Building Reuse Project Loan Program. The loan program provides up to $750,000 in gap financing to adaptive reuse projects that further the revitalization of downtown Buffalo.
Over the past two years, the Mayor's Office of Strategic Planning, its' consultant team, and the community have been diligently working on the Buffalo Green Code. Based upon this input and the thousands of comments received prior to these meetings, the City's consultants have been busy preparing a draft of the zoning code. The City is currently reviewing the details with stakeholders and draft sections are available online at ftp://ftp.ci.buffalo.ny.us/Planning/GreenCode/GreenCodeWorkingDraftUDO/.
Written comments can be submitted to John Fell, Senior Planner with the City of Buffalo at PLAN81@ch.ci.buffalo.ny.us. A public draft is scheduled to be released in the next few months, which will incorporate comments received to date. Your participation is welcome and encouraged.