Columbia Pike Plan and Code

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Arlington County

Columbia Pike was the most underdeveloped area in a county that is otherwise built out. Located in an urban county that has seen explosive growth in recent decades, Columbia Pike, (a 3.5-mile urban corridor immediately across the Potomac River from downtown Washington, DC) had seen little development in the past 30 years. County leaders initiated this revitalization effort to bring economic development to the corridor through the creation of a form-based code to foster transit- and pedestrian-oriented infill redevelopment.

Midtown Corridors Code

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**Driehaus Award Winner**

Main Street and Thompson Boulevard are commercial corridors in Ventura's midtown community surrounded by 1920s-era residential neighborhoods. The 30-year-old zoning standards permitted six-story buildings on the corridors, next to a neighborhood of one and two-story historic bungalows. The zoning code was either too vague or too permissive. The new Corridors Code gives much more detailed guidance of building placement on lots, frontage, mass and scale of buildings, and general design.