In contrast to conventional zoning, which focuses on regulating land uses, form-based codes are used to prioritize the desired physical form of a community.
Form-based codes are often used by local jurisdictions to shape more walkable, people-friendly neighborhoods or cities. In combination with by-right zoning, form-based codes can produce more predictable development processes and outcomes.
The Form-Based Codes Institute (FBCI) has compiled this library of excellent form-based-codes from across the United States. Jurisdictions considering form-based zoning for a neighborhood plan or their city may find this library useful as a reference.
Users may search the library by:
- Driehaus Award recipients
- Physical Context: Size or type of government entity
- Organizing Principle: Underlying organization for the code standards
- Implementation Method: How the code standards operate within the zoning ordinance
- Development Type: Development types impacted by the code standards
- Special Features: Unique code attributes or awards