Form-Based Codes Institute at Smart Growth America

Hiram W. Peck III, AICP

Director of Planning and Community Development
Avon, CT
FBCI Involvement

Hiram Peck is Director of Community Planning and Development in Simsbury, Connecticut (CT), where he has worked extensively on consensus building processes. His efforts have involved community design charrettes and the adoption of two Form-Based Codes for Simsbury Town Center and another site. He has been working with several firms and groups in many states on Form-Based Codes, and recent efforts include drafting a Planned Area Development (PAD) regulation that was recently adopted in Simsbury. Two of the PADs have already produced a restored gristmill restaurant, 88 apartments, 20 townhouses and MS housing project, and an urgent care facility and workforce housing in Simsbury. Work on Low Impact Development (LID) storm water policies and regulations and Workforce Housing Development Zones were also recently adopted. He has worked with municipalities, the federal government / USDA, regional planning agencies, and private clients with a consistent focus on the land and man’s optimal relation to it. He is also currently a consulting planner and a CT licensed arborist. Mr. Peck was previously the Town Planner in New Canaan, CT, and the Senior Planner and then Assistant Town Planner in Greenwich, CT. He has also worked for COGCNV in Waterbury, CT on environmental and transit programs. Mr. Peck holds a Masters in Regional Planning from the University of Massachusetts.