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Redevelopment & Infill Master Plan Wanted for Clarksville, IN

Redevelopment & Infill Master Plan Wanted for Clarksville, IN

The Town of Clarksville’s Redevelopment Department is hereby accepting proposals from qualified professionals to create a Master Plan focusing on the redevelopment and infill development of a 600-acre study area. The study area has served as a retail and restaurant hub for Southern Indiana and Louisville for decades. Interested firms and consultants should have significant […]

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Town of New Castle, NY Seeks Form-Based Code for Chappaqua Hamlet

Town of New Castle, NY Seeks Form-Based Code for Chappaqua Hamlet

On June 21, 2017 after a multi-year public outreach process, the Town of New Castle adopted its Comprehensive Plan Update, “A Framework for New Castle”. The Town’s Comprehensive Plan Update sets forth specific goals to “preserve the Town’s bucolic, residential character and its historic resources, while promoting new mixed-use development in the hamlets to meet […]

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Downtown Las Vegas: “The legend reinvented”

Downtown Las Vegas: “The legend reinvented”

After two years of robust education and community engagement, the City of Las Vegas is ready to implement their downtown master plan, using a new a form-based zoning code. The city credits our Form-Based Codes Institute’s comprehensive three-course curriculum for helping to achieve this first-of-a-kind achievement in Nevada, which city officials believe will lead to […]

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Have we zoned great, walkable places out of existence?

Have we zoned great, walkable places out of existence?

Zoning codes are the unseen, yet decisive guiding force that can either help or hinder the creation of great, walkable, people-scaled places. This primer gives you the basics on form-based codes: what they are, where they work, and how they can help create and sustain great places. Take a look at just about any city […]

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Visioning & Zoning Code Update Wanted for Downtown Cedar Falls, Iowa

Visioning & Zoning Code Update Wanted for Downtown Cedar Falls, Iowa

The City of Cedar Falls (pop. 40,000) is located along the Cedar River in northeast Iowa. It is home to the University of Northern Iowa (UNI), one of Iowa’s three publicuniversities. Historic Downtown Cedar Falls has a thriving Main Street with over 30 unique shops and boutiques, numerous restaurants and bars, hotels, offices, an active co- […]

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City of University Place, WA Seeks Consultant to Develop Regional Growth Center Form-Based Code

City of University Place, WA Seeks Consultant to Develop Regional Growth Center Form-Based Code

The City of University Place, WA is seeking a qualified consultant to prepare a form-based code, meant to supersede portions of the present zoning ordinance and other local land development regulations that apply to the University Place Regional Growth Center(RGC). Additionally, the consultant would create street design standards for streets, sidewalks and associated facilities within […]

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Better together: zoning (reform) and smart growth

Better together: zoning (reform) and smart growth

Smart Growth America (SGA) continually pursues new angles to broaden its ability to create strong communities. By adding the Form-Based Codes Institute (FBCI) to its growing arsenal of programs, SGA is now bringing more comprehensive assistance to communities by addressing the regulatory framework that often limits smart growth—the zoning code. Whether your community is attempting […]

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FBCI announces 2018 winners of the Richard H. Driehaus Form-Based Code Award

FBCI announces 2018 winners of the Richard H. Driehaus Form-Based Code Award

Honoring achievement in the writing and implementation of form-based codes The Form-Based Codes Institute (FBCI) at Smart Growth America is pleased to announce the winners of the tenth annual award for achievement in the writing and implementation of form-based zoning codes: the Akanda SmartCode for the Akanda Commune in Gabon, Africa and the Beaufort Code, for the City […]

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Form-Based Codes at CNU26

Form-Based Codes at CNU26

If you are going to CNU26 in Savannah, GA later this month, you will have several opportunities to hear some of the Form-Based Codes Institute’s top leaders share their knowledge and experiences with form-based codes. Below are brief descriptions of the sessions where you will be able to learn about the state of the art […]

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City of Covington Seeks Neighborhood Development Code

City of Covington Seeks Neighborhood Development Code

The City of Covington is seeking qualified firms to create a development code which integrates form or character-based zoning and historic preservation regulations in the city. Submissions Deadline:  Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by 12:00 PM (Noon) Eastern Daylight Time. A submission received after this date and time will not be considered further in the process. Deliver […]

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