Green Code

A state assemblymember is pushing back against a string of major development plans in the Elmwood Village, arguing it is damaging a livable and walkable community.

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After years of effort, hundreds of meetings and thousands of residents involved, Buffalo's proposed Green Code is back before the Council for final action.


Buffalo's planned Green Code is still locked in the back rooms of the Common Council, as members study what is in it and what changes might be made. Council President Darius Pridgen says it is likely to emerge after the August recess.

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While the planned Green Code is supposed to do away with special zoning districts, City Hall is in the midst of starting a new one. This zoning district would be the site of the former Millard Fillmore Hospital on Gates Circle.


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If the city is to have a Green Code to control future development, the Community Action Organization is arguing there should be an Energy Code to make sure current housing is energy-efficient.


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Buffalo's proposed Green Code was rolled out to the public Saturday during a meeting at the ECC City Campus.

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Buffalo's passage to the Green Code is forcing some changes in city planning, possibly ending a series of the city's Urban Renewal plans.


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The Common Council is expected to begin a lengthy review of  Buffalo's new Green Code today.


The Ellicottville Fall Festival begins this Friday.  Kids always enjoy the fun at Pumpkinville in Great Valley or the Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence.  And there are any number of Octoberfest celebrations.  It's all part of fall in Western New York.

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