Form-Based Codes Institute at Smart Growth America

Bernice Radle

Founder & CEO
Buffalove Development
585 Niagara Street
Buffalo, NY 14201

Bernice Radle owns Buffalove Development and Little Wheel Restoration Company, a full-service real
estate firm focused on reviving vacant and underutilized places and spaces in Buffalo and Niagara Falls.
Her goal is to combine urban design, preservation, energy efficiency, and affordability to make
neighborhoods better for people to live, work, and play. Her woman-owned and minority-focused
companies aim for a more inclusivity for females and minorities in the real estate and construction
industries. Bernice’s work has been featured on HGTV and DIY network as well as in the New York Times,
Huffington Post, Preservation Magazine, TedX, and was awarded the Peter H. Brink Award for individual
achievement by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Bernice has been a member of the City of Buffalo’s Zoning Board of Appeals since 2016 and was
appointed Vice Chair in 2019. She was appointed to the Form-Based Code Institute’s Steering Committee in
2022 with a three year term. She was an active volunteer throughout the adoption of the Buffalo Green
Code and active on the Zoning Board throughout the Code transition in 2017. Bernice is a Senior Faculty
member of the Incremental Development Alliance where she works with cities across America to do zoning
stress tests and train their communities on how to do small-scale real estate development. In 2021, she was
selected to serve on the FBCI Form-Based Codes Awards Committee.

She has a B.S. in Urban Planning and Regional Analysis from Buffalo State College.

Follow her work at:

@buffalovedevelopment @berniceradle