Form-Based Codes as a Tool to Preserve and Evolve Small-Town Downtowns


Practitioners discuss how form-based codes succeed in promoting orderly downtown development, from mixed-use Main Streets to adjacent neighborhoods. Topics include protecting/enhancing community identity; encouraging the right uses for Main Street; providing for compatibility between different uses; providing incentive mechanisms to address disparate interests; facilitating housing diversity; providing for safe/effective traffic and appropriate parking; and conserving natural, cultural and historic resources.

Laura Hall, Principal, Hall Alminana Inc.
James Hill, AIA, AICP, Principal, Civic Design Associates
Stefan Pellegrini, Principal, Opticos Design Inc
Robert Alminana, Principal, Hall Alminana Inc.

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