Brendan Mehaffy to Provide Status of City's Green Code to Urban Land Institute's Young Leaders Groupby Allison Whalen
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Anastasia N. Malagisi
Young Leaders Group of WNY
716-834-5000 ext. 596
March 16, 2012
City of Buffalo's head of strategic planning to offer perspective on strategic initiatives
WHO: The Urban Land Institute's Young Leaders Group of Western New York (ULI YLG of WNY), a subsidiary of the global nonprofit research and education organization, the Urban Land Institute, and Brendan Mehaffy, executive director of the City of Buffalo's Office of Strategic Planning.
WHAT: Hosting a one-hour lunch and learn.
WHEN: Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Buffalo Niagara Partnership, 665 Main Street, Buffalo, NY
WHY: To define how the new Green Code will reshape future development opportunities. The Green Code will replace the current zoning code that was established over 60 years ago. In addition, Mehaffy will detail new downtown development initiatives stemming from the year-long Buffalo Building Reuse Project (BBRP).
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Mehaffy, appointed as Executive Director of the City's Office of Strategic Planning in March 2010, was formerly an attorney for the City of Buffalo's Law Department where he worked on environment land-use issues, real estate transactions, and litigation. He has been the city's point person on several high profile projects including negotiating with the county on the return of the operation and management of city parks. Prior to working for the city, Mehaffy worked in private practice with a focus on land use, environmental and small business development issues.
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About the Young Leaders Group of Western New York
Founded in 2011, the Young Leaders Group of Western New York (http://newyork.uli.org) has a number of members who enjoy events throughout the year designed specifically for them and by them, in addition to those offered by the New York District Council. The Young Leaders Group includes a diverse group of real estate professionals and students, including architects, engineers, financial analysts, city planners, and lawyers. The Young Leaders Group strives to create a unique setting in which tomorrow's Western New York industry leaders may interact, both professionally and socially, with today's industry leaders and each other.