Course Overview

Nearly every vibrant downtown owes some of its success to people living in or very close to the central business district. Recent changes in New York State's Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code made it easier to rehabilitate upper floors of buildings downtown for residential use, which is good news for New York's downtowns. But challenges remain. This course touches on some of the building code changes and provides information local officials can utilize to encourage and support downtown retail through land use regulation and other resources.

This course is 1.5 hours in length.