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Form-Based Zoning: An Alternative to Conventional Codes

Learn drafting and implementation principles that will facilitate the application of form-based codes.

Responding to the shortcomings of conventional zoning tools in shaping development outcomes, communities are increasing turning to form-based codes. Form-based codes offer a predictable and streamlined path to entitling walkable, mixed-use communities and encouraging reinvestment in urban areas. Because they are different than conventional, Euclidean zoning, form-based codes pose a variety of implementation challenges. Are these codes legal in my state? Are they grounded in established police power principles? What administrative challenges will my community face, and how do those compare to discretionary zoning practices? This topic will provide drafting and implementation principles that will facilitate the implementation of form-based codes, or the identification of effective alternatives to form-based codes.

97 minutes
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Agenda

Overview

  • What Are Form-Based Codes?
  • New Urbanism vs. Conventional Development

Elements of FBCs

  • Regulating Plans - Districts
  • Building Types
  • Frontage Standards
  • Transportation Standards
  • Civic Spaces
  • Uses
  • Processes

Implementing a Form-Based Code

  • Drafting Principles
  • Graphics Principles
  • Application of Form-Based Codes

Legal Considerations of Form-Based Codes

  • Authority to Adopt Form-Based Coding Regulations
  • Local Authority
  • Due Process
  • Spot Zoning
  • Metrics

Lessons Learned

  • Limits of Form-Based Codes
  • Alternatives to Form-Based Codes
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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on December 3, 2019.

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  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     

To earn each credit Lorman offers through the OnDemand learning platform, you need to watch 100% of the program. Also, for certain credits you will need to fulfill additional requirements which will be displayed on the "credits" tab when viewing the course.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Mark White

Mark White

White & Smith, LLC

  • Partner in the office of White & Smith, LLC
  • Practice emphasizes land use and zoning, focusing on code development and drafting
  • Completed over 150 development code updates, zoning regulations, and comprehensive plan/smart growth implementation projects for local governments in over 36 states
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on numerous zoning and development codes, from comprehensive rewrites to specific types of updates (such as sign codes)
  • Author of numerous publications related to codes, zoning and urban planning
  • His articles have appeared in a variety of notable publications, including the American Planning Association’s Planning Advisory Service, the American Bar Association’s Urban Lawyer, the International Municipal Attorneys Association’s Municipal Lawyer, and the United Kingdom’s Transport Policy
  • Member of Missouri Bar, American Institute of Certified Planners, Congress for the New Urbanism, and International Municipal Lawyers Assocation
  • J.D. and M.A. degrees of urban and regional planning, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 816-221-8700
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  • Course Manuals
  • Executive Reports
  • White Papers and Articles

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Product ID: 406255
Published 2019
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