The City of Buffalo

Agenda Item

Fontana - Amendment to UDO for Use of EIFS


Department:Common CouncilSponsors:Lovejoy District Council Member Richard A. Fontana


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Whereas               use of an Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) is prohibited under many circumstances identified by The City’s Unified Development Ordinance (UDO); and


Whereas               such restriction limits the design of new builds and redevelopment projects, causes financial hurdles for construction firms, and negatively impacts the work of skilled craftsmen throughout The City: Now, Therefore Be It


Resolved that The City of Buffalo Common Council-


1)      Initiates a text amendment of the UDO pursuant to §11.3.1 (b)(1) of the same, with the legislative intent to allow for use of EIFS on ground and second floor building facades where previously prohibited or restricted;


2)     Intends to submit the appropriate text amendment application with a draft ordinance amendment in cooperation with Corporation Counsel; and


3)              Directs The Clerk to send this resolution to Corporation Counsel.