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Form-Based Zoning: An Alternative to Conventional Codes
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Learn about the sticky issues in form-based zoning including use provisions, variations and nonconforming structures.

When: Monday, July 18, 2016
1:00 PM
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Mark White
816 221-8700

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This topic will provide a basic understanding of form-based codes (FBC); how they are different from conventional zoning, how and where FBCs can be applied in a community, legal considerations in drafting and adoption, and how FBCs can help implement more sustainable communities.

This topic will start with a broad overview of the benefits of FBCs, how they can work in your community, and a basic understanding of the working components of successful FBCs. Next, legal and practical considerations associated with adopting form-based zoning regulations will be reviewed to identify of the key challenges associated with drafting defensible FBCs. Identify the range of options for implementation that will help a FBC merge more seamlessly into a municipality's existing zoning and subdivision framework.

Learning Objectives

- You will be able to discuss first steps towards implementing a FBC.

- You will be able to identify where a form-based code is most appropriate in your community.

- You will be able to describe how form-based codes are administered differently from conventional zoning and be ale to identify some legal issues applicable to the form-based process.

- You will be able to identify the key components to a form-based code




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