2017 DOS Erie County Local Government Training

Modified: May 26, 2017 10:49am

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Join us for the annual

Erie County DEP & NY Department of State Division of Local Government Services

Training for Local Government


This year's training will take place Thursday June 29th, 2017 at 6 PM in the Auditorium of the Erie County Fire Training Academy located at 3359 Broadway St # 2, Buffalo, NY 14227.

Session 1: Form-based Zoning 

This course is an overview of an alternative approach to zoning that considers design over use. It is based on many of the principles of Smart Growth and New Urbanism. Form-based zoning is helping to establish mixed use, neighborhood structure, and walkability as the new standard for development. The advantages of form-based zoning, how it differs from conventional zoning from development to administration, and some of the challenges local officials might encounter in implementing form-based zoning will be discussed.

Session 2: Community Design Tools

Municipal officials have a variety of tools available to them to help shape the appearance of their community. At this session tools ranging from simple design guidelines to landscape ordinances and architectural review boards are discussed. We'll look at some practical approaches that can be applied to both public and private development, and explain some basic design concepts.



DEADLINE to register is Wednesday June 22nd, 2017