The city's Urban Design Studio is three years into creating a new zoning code for the entire city called form-based zoning
The Goal Of This Program Is To Plan Effectively For The Heightened Interest In The Redevelopment Of Land And Reconfiguration Of Buildings Beginning To Manifest Downtown And In Other Commercial Corridors Due To A Recently Enacted Form-based Zoning
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130) This matrix should be able to fit onto one page, and indeed, even the City of Miami's new form-based zoning code has managed to fit its "Building Function and Use" matrix on a single page.
Denver adopted its new form-based zoning code in 2010, replacing a 54-year-old conventional code in its entirety.
For example, in 2009 Miami became the first major city in the United States to adopt a form-based zoning code that entirely replaced an old conventional code.
That includes the installation of a sewer system, the beautification and realignment of Straight Path (already underway and paid-for with public funds), and the adoption of a form-based zoning
code that will allow appropriate TOD densities.
The first chapter provides a brief history of modern American zoning and its hybrid evolution from standard enabling legislation (1920-1940) through planned unit developments (1940-1970), performance zoning (1970-1990), and form-based zoning
The City is moving toward adopting form-based zoning
throughout the city and would like recommendations on form elements that should be adopted as part of the Downtown zoning.
Simply stated, form-based zoning focuses on the proposed buildings' design and form, rather than predetermined zoning criteria.
So, rather than creating buildings to mesh with the local zoning, form-based zoning does the exact opposite.
In contrast to conventional zoning codes, form-based zoning involves a significant level of public participation.