The city's Urban Design Studio is three years into creating a new zoning code for the entire city called form-based zoning
. The city has held meetings for citizen input, and the commission is expected to vote on the code this fall.
(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.
promotes consistency in design to assist new construction in fitting with the existing fabric of the community, ensuring that development elements fit cohesively with those that came before it, preserving the historic character of the city of Dover," said Christopher Parker, director of Planning and Community Development.
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
Simply stated, form-based zoning focuses on the proposed buildings' design and form, rather than predetermined zoning criteria.
Some basics of form-based zoning: It focuses on specific neighborhoods or districts of a city.
So, rather than creating buildings to mesh with the local zoning, form-based zoning does the exact opposite.