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  • December 3
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Form-Based Zoning: An Alternative to Conventional Codes

December 3

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.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to explain the advantages and disadvantages of form-based codes and their alternatives.
  • You will be able to define the steps you should take to implement form-based codes.
  • You will be able to identify legal issues in drafting form-based codes.
  • You will be able to recognize common pitfalls to drafting effective form-based code metrics.

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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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Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for attorneys, presidents, vice presidents, architects, developers, planners, principals, real estate professionals, city officials, lenders, title officers and land use officials.

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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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Product ID: 406255
Published 2016, 2019
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