Form-Based Codes Institute at Smart Growth America

Pleasant Hill BART Station

Pleasant Hill BART

The effort to create the Pleasant Hill BART Station master plan and code was initiated by the County and an interested developer. For many years, a consensus could not be reached on how to best redevelop the 18 acres of surface parking lots around the station. Through a public participation charrette, the consultants, County, developers, and citizens were able to achieve consensus on a clear redevelopment vision. A form-based code was then developed to translate this vision into a workable implementation tool.


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