Today's Best Form-Based Codes -- Madden CNU 17

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Published on July 29, 2009

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Today’s Best Form-Based CodesCNU 17 – Denver

FBCI Mission: To advance the knowledge and use of, and develop standards for, Form-Based Codes as a method to achieve a community vision based on time-tested forms of urbanism.

Blue Springs Downtown Development Code

Downtown Blue Springs, Missouri FBC180 Degree Design Studio

Building Typology

Building Typology

Blue Springs DowntownA 15 year vision Historic Downtown Core Historic Residential Neighborhoods 21st Century Transit Village

Blue Springs DowntownTransect Zones

Blue Springs DDC: Downtown Review Board

Blue Springs DowntownFirst Projects

West Evanston Form-Based Code













Dallas Form Districts



Existing Code Problems Unpredictable Outcomes Districts Do Not Create Urban Places “One Size Fits All” Approach Each Project Involves Negotiation No Districts to Implement Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)

The Dallas Code is friendly to developments like this . . .

. . . and unfriendly to developments like this

New Code Approach forwardDallas! mixed use building blocks provide context for differentiating mixed use standards Urban Mixed Use Multi-Modal Corridor Transit Center Campus District Main Street Urban Neighborhood

New Code Approach New Districts Designed as Base Zoning Options Form-Based Codification Additional graphics and improved page layout Includes Minor Streets Standards

New Code Approach Hierarchy of Elements: ZONING DISTRICTS: Districts Applied Based on forwardDallas! Policy Guidance BUILDING TYPES: Building Types Allowed in Specified Districts PERMITTED USES: Uses Allowed in Specified Building Types

New Code Approach Three New Districts: Urban Mixed Use (UMU-) Low, Medium, High Intensity 3-Stories . . . 8-Stories . . . 12-stories Urban Residential (UR-) Low, Medium, High Intensity Residential Transition (RTN) Low Intensity Only

New Code Approach Two Frontages Shopfront Requires single- or multi-story shopfront building with retail on ground floor Accommodates large-format retail, not just “main street” Mixed Use Shopfront Requires multi-story shopfront building with retail on ground floor Vertical mixing of uses (residential or office above retail)

Code Format Building Types by District

Code Format Building Types

Code Format Building Types

BuildingTypes



Code Format Use Regulations

Streets and Streetscape Variety of streetscape plates can be matched to a variety of street types

Implementation Enabling Legislation Only– NOT Location-Specific Zoning Changes No Map Changes Each Map Change Considered as a Rezoning The Goal is to Enable Good, Urban Mixed-Use in Specific Target Areas Around Transit Stations (TOD) Along Transit Corridors

The View from the Jury: Current issues in FBC writing Use of building types: when and how? Is enabling urbanism enough? The importance of a clear vision? Optional codes?

Use of building types: when and how?

Is enabling urbanism enough?

The importance of a clear vision?

Optional codes?

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