Transformation of Market Street, Overland Park, based on the new code. Image by Steve Price.
Kansas City's largest suburb has enacted a form-based code, and developers are expressing interest in projects in the community's downtown.
The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands hired consultants to draft a form-based code for the capital, Charlotte Amalie, as a pilot project for code reform.
Now that the full-fledged LEED for Neighborhood Development program has been operating for several months, its rating system is being studied with an eye to making improvements.
The planning profession largely pays obligatory homage to the notion of infill in plans and reports, but in practice, the concept is largely discarded.
Incentives to promote transit use and synergism in our communities do not have to involve cash. Zoning ordinances that allow height, density and mixed-use development are often as enticing as a tax break or other financial incentive.
"Parking maximums" may be imposed on new developments near Metro rail stations in Fairfax County, home to more than a million people.
Guidelines, by themselves, simply fail to deliver great places. They work best when paired with form-based codes.
Image courtesy Peter Katz and Steve Price, UrbanAdvantage
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