July 2, 2010
Denver's new Form Based Zoning Code
Denver has adopted a brand new zoning code, it's first major revision in over 50 years. The new code is billed as form-based. We've posted before about Denver's process towards this new code. From the Denver Post: Denver Council Passes Overhaul of City's Zoning Laws.
The Denver City Council on Monday unanimously approved an overhaul of the city's zoning laws, making the first comprehensive change to the city's land-use rules since 1956. . . .
The new code would replace one that city planners characterize as inefficient and inflexible. They said the new rules would steer growth and density to areas near transit corridors and support existing development patterns in long-established neighborhoods.
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Arlington VA has a form based code for Columbia Pike, a specific road and designated development area. The form based code was supposed to make things clearer and easier, but it seems to suffer from much of the same process issues and most people ignore it and instead follow the typical development process.
Posted by: Timothy R. Hughes | Jul 16, 2010 6:06:50 AM