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The City of Moline, Illinois seeks FBC services for its historic downtown

The City of Moline, Illinois seeks FBC services for its historic downtown

The City of Moline is requesting qualifications for consultant services to assist with the development of a form-based code for Moline Centre, its historic downtown. The selected consultant will enter into a contract with the City of Moline. Proposals shall be submitted in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) file must be received on/before 5:00 pm July […]

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Progress & preservation in award winning zoning codes

Progress & preservation in award winning zoning codes

Two very different communities are taking home the 2020 Driehaus Award.

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Like the Oscars, but for zoning

Like the Oscars, but for zoning

The Richard H. Driehaus Form-Based Code Award is back for its 12th year! If your community has adopted a form-based code that is promoting people-scaled development and a mix of uses, send us your code. The Driehaus Award recognizes exemplary form-based codes that advance the practice of form-based zoning in both composition and implementation. Both […]

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County of Greene, Virginia seeks zoning ordinance audit

County of Greene, Virginia seeks zoning ordinance audit

The County of Greene is hereby requesting proposals from qualified, multidisciplinary professionals in the fields of urban planning, architecture, traffic and civil engineering, economic and community development and computer visualization to assist in the audit of the current Zoning Ordinance, zoning map, and design guidelines for the Ruckersville and Corner Store growth areas. The audit will provide recommendations for […]

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Webinar recap: Zoning for the maker economy

Webinar recap: Zoning for the maker economy

COHAB Space brings together artisans to live, grow, create, showcase, and sell their products in High Point, NC. (Image: COHAB Space) This past July, we hosted “Form-Based Codes and Small-Scale Manufacturing,” a joint webinar between Smart Growth America’s Economic Development team and the Form-Based Codes Institute. Speakers discussed how different communities are using form-based codes […]

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Announcing winners of 2019 Driehaus Form-Based Codes Award

Announcing winners of 2019 Driehaus Form-Based Codes Award

Today, the Form-Based Codes Institute at Smart Growth America honors three communities for stepping up to placemaking with the adoption of some of the most exemplary form-based codes in the country. The Driehaus Form-Based Codes Award is awarded by FBCI with the generous support of the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust. Now accepting nominations […]

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Form-based codes: A means to equity in a compassionate city

Form-based codes: A means to equity in a compassionate city

The Columbia Pike form-based code is helping Arlington County, VA preserve or replace an estimated 1,300 affordable housing units that were built with public funds. Centro is a new mixed-use development that will add more housing and include a much needed major grocery store for the corridor. (Image: Credit Arlington County Government) A century of traditional […]

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A decade of lessons on good zoning

A decade of lessons on good zoning

Trinity Boulevard in East Fort Worth is currently a highway but will serve as a town center. Rendering courtesy Gateway Planning. The Driehaus Form-Based Codes Award has recognized exemplary form-based codes since 2008. Looking back at all the submissions over the years—more than 100—reveals how the practice of form-based coding has matured and evolved. Driehaus […]

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Town of Leesburg, VA issues Request for Information

Town of Leesburg, VA issues Request for Information

The Town of Leesburg is issuing this Request for Information to gather information and industry feedback from potential, qualified vendors of professional consultant services in regards to a re-write of the Town’s Crescent Design District zoning provisions. The Town of Leesburg is located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is 12.5 square miles with a […]

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