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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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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

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

Cincinnati Form-Based Code

**Driehaus Honorable Mention**

The Jury singled out Cincinnati for an honorable mention as a path-breaking code for applying Form Based Codes city-wide, but in an incremental way, as neighborhoods adopt place-specific codes.  This approach enables a…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

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

Farmers Branch Station Area Code

Farmers Branch **Driehaus Award Recipient**

The Station Area is located within a struggling commercial district adjacent to interstate highway interchange. Farmers Branch initiated a master plan effort to prepare for anticipated redevelopment of the district in conjunction with…more

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