Exploring Form-Based Codes with Clarence Eng
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. EDT
Dover , DE, United States
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Did you ever wonder which tool in the family of design and development controls was most effective in addressing your community’s issue and that can most effectively result in the desired consequences? Design guidelines, pattern books, form based codes are some of the tools available for use. Are form based codes just a fad or are there real benefits and applications? Discover what these tools provide, when they should be applied, and what to know in advance of throwing out the antiquated zoning codes. How do we address bulk regulations and community character (i.e., building height, setback, massing, FAR, architectural style, materials, fenestrations, rhythm, signage, consistency, etc.) with the different tools? Which is inadequate, sufficient, or requires a significant change in overall approach? The session will provide an overview of the family of controls with examples and outline some important lessons and insights. The discussion will address specific design implementation limitations, codification issues, and process concerns to ensure proper implementation. The session participant will be more prepared to decide on the level of commitment their community may have in selecting and applying the appropriate tool.