Form-Based Codes Institute at Smart Growth America

Santa Ana Transit Zoning Code

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The City of Santa Ana’s code thoughtfully focuses on the subtleties of building placement, massing, and building and frontage types for an existing 457-acre community. The code illustrates many best practice examples for the “missing middle” of the transect, providing a set of tools for the community to use as it evolves. The visual presentation of the code, especially the architectural standards and building types, and its organization makes it easily understand by all users.


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Year: 2012