FBC 301: Formulating, Adopting and Administering a Code

Form-Based Codes Institute


Thursday, December 7, 2017, 9 a.m.
Friday, December 8, 2017, 5 p.m. EST

Clearwater, FL, United States

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FBC 301 focuses on formulating, adopting, and administering a form-based code. The course will offer an in-depth look at the relationship between the comprehensive plan and a form-based code, the mechanics of code adoption, the advantages and disadvantages of mandatory, parallel and floating-zone codes, and ways to avoid common pitfalls in the drafting and administration of form-based codes.

Instructors will explain how to structure the process, including what must happen before, during, and after the code is drafted, what to keep and what to discard from an existing conventional code, how to relate the form-based code to the existing regulatory framework in a specific municipality, how to insulate a FBC against potential legal challenges, and issues of post-adoption implementation and project review. The course will examine specific examples and lessons learned from experience working with form-based codes and will include a hands-on exercise in code implementation.

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William Spikowski, FAICP

Confirmed Speaker

Bill Spikowski is a veteran advisor to local governments and a pioneer in the development of form-based codes. He’s prepared community plans, redevelopment plans, and codes for cities and counties that aren’t willing to settle for today’s sprawling development patterns. He’s become an expert in using ... Read More

Nancy Stroud, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Ms. Stroud, AICP, is of counsel to the firm of Lewis Stroud & Deutsch, in Boca Raton, Florida. Her law practice focuses on the representation of local governments in land use matters. She is a member of the APA Amicus Curiae Committee, which filed an amicus brief in the Murr case ... Read More

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Brendan O'Hara, bohara@formbasedcodes.org