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March 15th BOMA Member Meeting

March 15, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Curly's Bar & Grill
647 Ridge Rd
Lackawanna, NY 14218

Please join BOMA Buffalo and John Fell, Senior Planner,
City of Buffalo, for an overview of

Buffalo's new
Green Code

 Wednesday, March 15, 2017 @ Curly's Bar and Grille
Registration: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch program: 12:00 -1:00 p.m.

Registration deadline
Monday, March 13, 12:30 p.m.
(Pre-registration is required. No shows will be billed.
Substitutions are welcome. No walk-ins accepted.)

Meeting Sponsor

The Green Code is a historic revision of Buffalo’s land use and zoning policies that will promote investment, facilitate job creation, and improve the environment. The work to create a healthy, sustainable, and prosperous community is already well underway, spurred by residents in neighborhoods across the city. The Green Code is designed to support and build upon these efforts.

After 242 public meetings, Mayor Byron W. Brown and the Buffalo Common Council hosted a special signing ceremony of the City of Buffalo’s new Unified Development Ordinance on January 3, 2017. The Green Code UDO represents the first major overhaul to City zoning laws since 1953 and will serve as the City’s blueprint for zoning and development in the 21st Century. The Common Council unanimously approved the “Green Code” on December 27, 2016.

Green Code Components

  • Land Use Plan
  • Unified Development Ordinance
  • Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan
  • Brownfield Opportunities
  • Urban Renewal Plans
  • Generic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)


Guest Speaker

John M. Fell, AICP, Senior Planner, City of Buffalo

John has been with the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning since 2004. He has managed a number of city initiatives including neighborhood plans, heritage corridor programs, brownfield studies, and, most recently, the Buffalo Green Code, a citywide land use and zoning initiative. 

Prior to his employment with the City of Buffalo, John worked as a consultant for AKRF, Inc. and Clark Patterson Associates where he specialized in land use planning and economic development. John earned his Master of Urban Planning (MUP) from the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB) and also holds a B.A. in Economics from UB.

We look forward to welcoming John Fell and BOMA Members on March 15th and learning more about the Buffalo Green Code!

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$0.00 Complimentary

$30.00 BOMA Buffalo Member
$40.00 after 05:30 pm March 13

$40.00 Non-member
$50.00 after 05:30 pm March 13

$30.00 Guest of BOMA member or employee of member company