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A regulating plan for the Madisonville neighborhood, in northeast Cincinnati, is the first to be approved under a form-based code intended to apply to 42 neighborhoods throughout the city. Madisonville community leaders see it as a framework for revitalization.
Sarasota City Commissioners approved a plan and funding for a form-based zoning code. An Urban Design Studio staffed by the project's planners will be open to the public during the coding process to faciliate their review and comment on the plan.
An interview with Karin Murphy of the City of Sarasota's Urban Design Studio. The Urban Design Studio is leading the efforts to draft a form-based code for the City.
Austin reviews draft form-based code for Airport Boulevard from Lamar Boulevard to I-35. Incorporating many ideas discussed in the North Loop and Brentwood/Highland Combined Neighborhood Plan, the code will implement the community's vision for the evolving corridor.
A successful charette concluded with about 100 participants attending the final presentation. The next phase of the project, a rough draft of the proposed downtown form-based code, will be available in August for public review with a goal of adoption before the end of the year.
As San Clemente considers proposed zoning changes, one architect argues that a form-based code would be a better alternative to maintain the downtown's existing charm and vitality.
Led by Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, the City Council debates budgeting for the implementation of form-based codes seen as critical to implement the City's master plan.
Cincinnati's City Council unanimously approves a form-based code. Four neighborhoods--College Hill, Madisonville, Walnut Hills, and Westwood--will be the first to implement the new standards.
Portsmouth 4-day charette kicks off the FBC project for an 80-acre area of the downtown.
Capitan considers FBCs as an alternative to the "old-fashioned zoning" currently used. An overhaul of the existing zoning ordinance is planned upon completion of the comprehensive plan.