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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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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

Birmingham Downtown Overlay District Code

The Downtown Birmingham Overlay District is a mandatory integrated and text-based form-based code. Although there are no diagrams in the adopted code and no illustrations, the code has been part of a highly…more

Highland Park Neighborhood Plan Form-Based Overlay

The Highland Park Neighborhood form-based code overlay specifies five sub-districts based on frontage types while each sub-district regulates for front setbacks, frontage enclosure, building heights, parking locations and parking access with detailed diagrams…more

Birmingham Triangle Overlay District Code

A short and clearly structured mandatory code that intends to respond to the existing character of a 52-acre neighborhood, guide development and compliment the adjacent downtown. The code establishes one attached single family…more

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

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