Form-Based Codes Institute at Smart Growth America

Wyandanch Straight Path Corridor Code

Town of Babylon Seal

The Town of Babylon Downtown Wyandanch and Straight Path Corridor Form-Based Code is designed to spur the revitalization of an economically distressed area. The Code is intended to transform the existing 142-acre suburban corridor and transit station area characterized by odd-shaped parcels, brownfields sites, surface parking, blighted buildings and lack of open space into a cohesive, pedestrian-friendly downtown. Integrated into an existing regulatory framework, this well-organized code promotes good urbanism by employing standards that should create a predictable street character and public realm.

The detailed Regulating Plans provide a clear structure, organized by and around the street-space. The Code shows a coherent conception of the public realm, and regulates it using consistent or complementary frontages and street trees.


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Year: 2013