Form-Based Codes Institute at Smart Growth America

Beaufort County Community Development Code

The code frames the county-wide range of physically diverse place types, rural to urban, into a format that is easy to understand, nicely illustrated, and with rules appropriate for those places. The code also provides a strategy for transitioning the prior zoning rules and accommodates small and large development by integrating subdivision standards. It offers excellent guidance for the design of future buildings with its documentation of existing structures within the county, building type standards, and architectural standards. The coordinated effort of the re-zoning of two municipalities in the county was an excellent strategy and served as an example that should be emulated by other counties and regional intergovernmental agencies.


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Year: 2015

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