On January 6, 2020, the City of Saratoga Springs released the first draft of the Unified Development Ordinance for public comment. The city website states:
“A Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) is a tool which combines traditional zoning and subdivision regulations, along with other development standards for items such as design guidelines, stormwater management, signs or street standards into one, easy-to-read reference document. It is intended to eliminate redundant or conflicting code provisions, help to streamline the review and approval process and clarify the steps and requirements with clear illustrations and language.”
As the leading bike advocacy organization of Saratoga Springs, we are very concerned about the walkability and bikeability of our community and the accountability of our developers. Safe, complete streets are essential to the quality of life of our low income neighbors, families, and residents. We urge the city to stand by the 2012 Complete Streets Policy and the 2016 Complete Streets Plan.
Please review the PDF of our complete comments here: