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Library of Codes

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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Beaufort Boundary Street Redevelopment District

The street-type form-based code establishes a hierarchy of streets with standards presented consistently using many unambiguous, accurate and clearly labeled diagrams.  Standards for each street type include building placement, building form, and street…more

Beaufort County Community Development Code

**Driehaus Award Recipient**

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

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

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