Driehaus award

Miami 21

City or County: 
Miami
State: 
FL

**Driehaus Award Winner**

The City of Miami’s Form-Based Code is a national groundbreaking model because city officials completely replaced the existing zoning code. The code sets up walkable urbanism as the citywide default pattern for development and redevelopment. Miami 21 is the most sophisticated application of the SmartCode to date. The entire document is very well thought out and written. The table of contents and structure are very clear.

Gulfport Code

City or County: 
Gulfport
State: 
MS

**Driehaus Award Winner**

The Gulfport Code is the first new FBC to be adopted in communities hit by Hurricane Katrina. While an optional code, an add-on to the city’s existing regulations, it still holds immense potential to serve as a model for other recovering communities. The sheer effort to create the Gulfport code brought the community together under difficult circumstances. It makes many additions to the base SmartCode, in a tactic intended to embed the FBC in local practice.

Leander TOD Code

City or County: 
Leander
State: 
TX

**Driehaus Award Winner**

Leander's code shows the initiative of a municipality preparing for the development expected to result from planned transportation improvements. The city's current population of 17,000 is anticipated to exceed 200,000, as Leander is linked to Austin by tollway and regional commuter rail. This mandatory code is an effective customization of the SmartCode template, addressing complicated issues of Texas planning law, as well as architectural standards intended to characterize the growing community.

Station Area Form-Based Code

City or County: 
Farmers Branch
State: 
TX

**Driehaus Award Winner**

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 extension of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit light rail line to the city. The master plan calls for creation of strong development regulations that are consistent with the community's vision.

The Denver Commons

City or County: 
Denver
State: 
CO

**Driehaus Award Winner**  

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 convincing case for public and private support of the code. Area by area, the intent was clearly outlined. The public realm requirements in the code were provided in great detail. A distinction was made between these required standards and additional guidelines on each subject.

Midtown Corridors Code

City or County: 
Ventura
State: 
CA

**Driehaus Award Winner**

Main Street and Thompson Boulevard are commercial corridors in Ventura's midtown community surrounded by 1920s-era residential neighborhoods. The 30-year-old zoning standards permitted six-story buildings on the corridors, next to a neighborhood of one and two-story historic bungalows. The zoning code was either too vague or too permissive. The new Corridors Code gives much more detailed guidance of building placement on lots, frontage, mass and scale of buildings, and general design.