Form-Based Code?

November 9, 2012 by Jeff

Just a taste of our planning influences (don’t worry, we won’t make Brandon look like Pasadena – though their weather sure would be nice right about now!).

Downtown Pasadena Neighborhood Association

Form-Based Code is an alternative to the type of zoning that Pasadena and most cities currently use.

Form-Based Code is a way to pre-specify and pre-visualize the actual shapes–including styles, ingress/egress points, frontages, and siting–that future buildings will take.

Samples from the City of Cincinnati

Presentation showing photos & graphics of key concepts. CLICK HERE.

Complete Cincinnati resources here.

Samples from the City of Whittier

Architectural Style Guidelines.
More Whittier plans here.

Official Site: Form-Based Code Institute

A brief history of city planning and the pressing need for Form-Based Code

From American Frontier to Industrialization to the City Beautiful movement to modernism and post-WWII suburban sprawl to today. By Stefanos Polyzoides.

About the DPNA:

The Downtown Pasadena Neighborhood Association is the voice of the residents of the Central District of Pasadena, California.

We meet monthly on the Third Thursday at 6:30pm in the Gamble…

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