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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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Azusa Development Code

The code is mandatory and separates the City into 17 planning areas of distinct character. Within planning areas, there are three types of regulatory areas, Neighborhoods, Districts and Corridors that correspond to distinctive…more

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Benicia Downtown Mixed Use Master Plan

Benicia **Driehaus Award Recipient**

Completed as part of the downtown master plan project, the form-based code implements the community’s vision and intent for the area. The regulations detail four zoning districts organized by building form, in addition…more

East Billings Urban Renewal District Code

The East Billings Urban Renewal District Code provides standards and regulations for the implementation of the East Billings Urban Revitalization District Master Plan and creates districts integrating new mixed use and residential development with…more

Code Documents

Clark County, Highway 99 Subarea Plan

Hwy 99 Subarea Plan in Clark County, WA is a form-based code for the historic Hazel Dell unincorporated area. The Subarea Plan is subdivided into 4 types of Planning Areas of varying urban intensity that include neighborhood centers…more

The Denver Commons Code

Denver Seal **Driehaus Award Recipient**

The City of Denver’s Riverfront Commons Form-Based Code is a national model for a groundbreaking early form-based code with excellent built results. The visioning and intent statement were so fine they made a…more

Central Hercules Regulating Code

Hercules

Located on San Pablo Bay 16 miles east of San Francisco, Hercules began as a company town for the Hercules Powder Company. Once a thriving industrial town, Hercules had begun to struggle with…more

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