William Spikowski, FAICP
1617 Hendry Street
For more than 28 years, Bill Spikowski has been a leading planner in southwest Florida. His projects and writings have had lasting positive impacts on the state and nation. Hallmarks of his work include redevelopment in one of the largest 1950s-era antiquated platted subdivisions of more than 120,000 lots; an award-wining land development code to implement a Towns, Villages and Countryside Plan; and his study on the housing challenges for migrant farmworkers in Lee County. His cutting-edge contributions to the planning profession have helped shape communities across the country through their use of his pioneering work on form-based codes. Inducted 2012.
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. Bill is a frequent lecturer on innovative planning and coding techniques and was a founding board member of the Form-Based Codes Institute and a regular instructor at FBCI workshops across the country. Prior to forming his consulting firm in 1992, Bill served as growth management director for Lee County, Florida. He has also served on the Fort Myers Planning Board and was a co-founder of the Calusa Land Trust & Nature Preserve of Pine Island. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners.