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FBCI gathers the best examples of form-based codes from communities across the United States and abroad. The codes represent a variety of community types and applications of form-based standards. Click on the Show Search Options button to search the library by phrase, location, Driehaus Award recipients, and the categories described below.

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Columbia Pike Code and Plan

Columbia Pike

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…more

Daufuskie Island Code

Based on the SmartCode, the Daufuskie Island Code is uniquely structured by defining a hierarchy of regulating levels starting with Conservation and Urban Sectors, followed by Place Types, Zoning Districts, Street Types, and…more

Beaufort County Community Development Code

**Driehaus Award Recipient**

A regional code covering a range of diverse place types rural-to-urban.

Bradenton Land Use and Development Regulations

Bradenton **Driehaus Award Recipient**

The City of Bradenton Form-Based Code Land Use and Development Regulations offers an important model for the way it deals with infill development of an existing 1,830-acre community. It is a comprehensive SmartCode…more

CBD Code and Architectural Guidelines for Delray Beach, Florida

**Driehaus Award Recipient**

The highly descriptive Code and Guidelines provide a strong and enforceable framework for good urban development. The clear metrics, requirements for parking, active uses facing public spaces and the workforce housing are worthy…more

Fort Myers Beach Land Development Code

Fort Myers Beach

After incorporation, the Town of Fort Myers Beach FL needed to completely revise its land development code to implement a new comprehensive plan. The new plan revolved around a community design element that…more

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