City of Buffalo, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Derived from Ch. LXX of the Charter and Ordinances, 1974, of the City of Buffalo. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Amusements — See Ch. 75.
Building construction and demolition; fire prevention — See Ch. 103.
Moving of buildings — See Ch. 107.
Unsafe buildings — See Ch. 113.
Certificates of occupancy — See Ch. 129.
Excavations and quarries — See Ch. 169.
Flood damage prevention — See Charter, Art. 31.
Housing standards — See Ch. 242.
Inspections — See Ch. 249.
Lodging houses — See Ch. 269.
Multiple housing — See Ch. 281.
Parking and parking lots — See Ch. 307.
Preservation standards — See Ch. 337.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 341.
Signs — See Ch. 387.
Slaughterhouses — See Ch. 391.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 421.
Swimming pools — See Ch. 430.
Trailers — See Ch. 459.
Article I Title; Purpose

§ 511-1 Title.

§ 511-2 Purpose.

Article II Terminology

§ 511-3 Word usage.

§ 511-4 Definitions.

Article III Districts and Map

§ 511-5 Establishment of districts.

§ 511-6 Zoning Map.

Article IV R1 One-Family District

§ 511-7 Applicability.

§ 511-8 Permitted uses.

§ 511-9 Height restrictions.

§ 511-10 Lot, area and yard requirements.

Article V R2 Dwelling District

§ 511-11 Applicability.

§ 511-12 Permitted uses.

§ 511-13 Height restrictions.

§ 511-14 Lot, area and yard requirements.

Article VI R3 Dwelling District

§ 511-15 Applicability.

§ 511-16 Permitted uses.

§ 511-17 Height restrictions.

§ 511-18 Lot, area and yard requirements.

Article VII R4 Apartment District

§ 511-19 Applicability.

§ 511-20 Permitted uses.

§ 511-21 Height restrictions.

§ 511-22 Lot, area and yard requirements.

Article VIII R5 Apartment-Hotel District

§ 511-23 Applicability.

§ 511-24 Permitted uses.

§ 511-25 Height restrictions.

§ 511-26 Lot, area and yard requirements.

Article IX C1 Neighborhood Business District

§ 511-27 Applicability.

§ 511-28 Permitted uses.

§ 511-29 Height restrictions.

§ 511-30 Lot, area and yard requirements.

Article X C2 Community Business District

§ 511-31 Applicability.

§ 511-32 Permitted uses.

§ 511-33 Height restrictions.

§ 511-34 Lot, area and bard requirements.

Article XI C3 Central Business District

§ 511-35 Applicability.

§ 511-36 Permitted uses.

§ 511-37 Height restrictions.

§ 511-38 Lot, area and yard requirements.

Article XII CM General Commercial District

§ 511-39 Applicability.

§ 511-40 Permitted uses.

§ 511-41 Height restrictions.

§ 511-42 Lot, area and yard requirements.

Article XIII M1 Light Industrial District

§ 511-43 Applicability.

§ 511-44 Permitted uses.

§ 511-45 Height restrictions.

§ 511-46 Lot, area and yard requirements.

Article XIV M2 General Industrial District

§ 511-47 Applicability.

§ 511-48 Permitted uses.

§ 511-49 Height restrictions.

§ 511-50 Lot, area and yard requirements.

Article XV M3 Heavy Industrial District

§ 511-51 Applicability.

§ 511-52 Permitted uses.

§ 511-53 Lot, area and yard requirements.

Article XVI SD Special Zoning Districts

§ 511-54 Creation.

§ 511-55 Restricted use permits.

§ 511-56 Elmwood Avenue Business District.

§ 511-57 Allen Street District.

§ 511-58 Special Delaware Review District.

§ 511-59 Hertel Avenue District.

§ 511-60 (Reserved)

§ 511-61 (Reserved)

§ 511-62 Porter-Busti District.

§ 511-63 Sign Overlay District.

§ 511-64 Seneca Street District.

§ 511-65 Kensington – Bailey Business District.

§ 511-66 Residential Overlay Parking Districts.

§ 511-67 Buffalo Coastal Special Review District.

§ 511-68 Niagara River Coastal Special Review District.

§ 511-68.1 Hamlin Park Overlay Review District.

§ 511-68.2 South Park Special Zoning District.

§ 511-68.3 Abbott/McKinley Special Zoning District.

§ 511-68.4 Clinton Street Special Zoning District.

§ 511-68.5 Lovejoy Street Special Zoning District.

§ 511-68.6 Genesee-East Delevan Special Zoning District.

§ 511-68.7 Pan-American Special Zoning District.

§ 511-68.8 Downtown Entertainment Review District.

Article XVII Downtown Area Zone

§ 511-69 Legislative intent.

§ 511-70 Boundaries.

§ 511-71 DO Downtown Opportunity District.

§ 511-72 RR Residential Restricted District.

§ 511-73 II Institutional -- Light Industrial District.

§ 511-74 (Reserved)

§ 511-75 Representative permitted and prohibited uses.

§ 511-76 (Reserved)

§ 511-77 Application requirements.

§ 511-78 Review of applications.

§ 511-79 Review of downtown zoning regulations.

Article XVIIA Transit Station Area District

§ 511-79.1 Limits.

§ 511-79.2 Legislative intent.

§ 511-79.3 Permitted uses.

§ 511-79.4 Nonpermitted uses.

§ 511-79.5 Restricted uses.

§ 511-79.6 District standards.

§ 511-79.7 Bulk/density regulations and design standards for new construction.

§ 511-79.8 Off-street parking requirements.

§ 511-79.9 (Reserved)

Article XVIII General Provisions

§ 511-80 Compliance required.

§ 511-81 Zone group classifications.

§ 511-82 Area reductions.

§ 511-83 Lot frontage.

§ 511-84 Corner visibility.

§ 511-85 Through lots.

§ 511-86 Side yard distribution.

§ 511-87 Accessory uses and buildings.

§ 511-87.1 Lighting affecting neighboring property.

§ 511-88 Temporary dwellings.

§ 511-88.1 Permanent dwellings; permitted construction types.

§ 511-89 Multifamily dwellings, row dwellings and dwelling groups.

§ 511-90 Areas not within a district.

§ 511-91 Storage of flammable liquids.

§ 511-92 Manufacture of explosives.

§ 511-93 Storage of motor vehicles.

§ 511-94 Halfway houses.

§ 511-95 Adult uses; uses subject to special regulation.

Article XIX Off-Street Parking and Loading

§ 511-96 Space requirements.

§ 511-97 Screening, setback, surfacing, drainage, lighting and access requirements.

§ 511-98 Restricted parking lots in R Districts.

§ 511-99 Community parking areas or garages in R Districts.

Article XX Signs

§ 511-100 Use permit required.

§ 511-101 More restrictive provisions to apply.

§ 511-102 Additional definitions.

§ 511-103 Exempt signs.

§ 511-104 General standards.

§ 511-104.1 through § 511-104.5 (Reserved)

§ 511-104.6 Area for attachment to streetlighting standards.

Article XXI Nonconforming Uses and Buildings

§ 511-105 Continuation of existing uses.

§ 511-106 Change of use.

§ 511-107 Repairs and alterations.

§ 511-108 Restoration.

§ 511-109 Enlargements and extensions.

§ 511-110 Discontinuance.

§ 511-111 Nonconformities due to reclassification of districts.

Article XXII Exceptions and Modifications

§ 511-112 Use.

§ 511-113 Height.

§ 511-114 Area.

§ 511-115 Yards and courts.

Article XXIII Administration and Enforcement

§ 511-116 General provisions.

§ 511-117 Issuance of permits.

§ 511-118 Permit applications.

§ 511-119 Certificates of occupancy and compliance.

§ 511-119.1 Stop-work orders.

§ 511-120 Penalties for offenses.

Article XXIV Appeals and Variances

§ 511-121 Board of Appeals.

§ 511-122 Applications and appeals.

§ 511-123 Decisions.

§ 511-124 Stay of proceedings.

§ 511-125 Powers and duties of Board.

Article XXV Amendments; Construal

§ 511-126 Procedure for changes and amendments.

§ 511-127 Conflict with other provisions.

Article XXVI Urban Renewal

§ 511-128 Applicability.

§ 511-129 Legislative intent.

§ 511-130 Compliance required.

§ 511-131 Permitted uses.

§ 511-132 through § 511-135. (Reserved)

Article XXVII Restricted Use Permit

§ 511-136 Use permit required for human service facilities.

Article XXVIII Citywide Design and Site Plan

§ 511-137 Legislative intent.

§ 511-138 Design and site plan review required.

§ 511-139 Exempt sites.

§ 511-140 Initiation.

§ 511-141 Design review procedures.

§ 511-142 Application requirements.

§ 511-143 Required fee.

§ 511-144 Planning Board decision.

§ 511-145 General standards and considerations.

§ 511-146 Specific standards and considerations.

§ 511-147 Approval.

§ 511-148 Approval with modifications.

§ 511-149 Disapproval.

§ 511-150 Effect of approval.

§ 511-151 Limitations on approval.

§ 511-152 Amendment.

§ 511-153 Appeals.

§ 511-154 Penalty for noncompliance.

§ 511-155 Elmwood Village Design Standards District.

Article XXIX Communications Towers and Antennas

§ 511-156 Legislative intent.

§ 511-157 Definitions.

§ 511-158 Location.

§ 511-158.1 Permit required for communications towers and antennas application.

§ 511-159 Standards.

§ 511-159.1 Referral to City Planning Board or other appropriate City agencies.

§ 511-159.2 General standards for communications towers and antennas.

§ 511-159.3 Decision on application by Commissioner.

§ 511-159.4 City-owned locations.

§ 511-159.5 Severability.

§ 511-160 Variances.

§ 511-161 Severability.