We talk about this a lot on the forums with regards to Fort Worth.
One difference between Buffalo and Fort Worth is that Fort Worth has a massive amount of land area that spans land uses from high density urban to rural agricultural. The Buffalo area, on the other hand, is laid out with finite boarders- the central city is Buffalo, surrounded by a few rings of suburbs that are different municipalities. There is no rural in the City of Buffalo; think of it in terms of Fort Worth if its western border was University, eastern border was Beach, and if it ran from 28th Street to Berry north to South.
The changes in zoning and land use will affect the city in numerous ways, from promoting walkable neighborhoods, mixed-use developments and historic character to environmental sustainability and mass transit. The range of zoning regulations addressed includes density, building height, street design, land that can be developed on the Outer Harbor and use of solar panels.
"Buffalo is about to step into its own with this code," Pridgen said. "The last code was made to make Buffalo look like the suburbs. Now it will be made to look like Buffalo."