Form Based Codes Through Partnerships: Refreshing Real Estate Development
A small, historic community on the verge of significant growth, Newport, Vermont, is pursuing form-based codes to replace traditional zoning downtown. This effort is designed to ensure the appropriate form, scale, and character of new development rather than relying on outdated land use and conventional zoning that results in inappropriate infill for historic districts. Taking on this project after it was recommended by a recent AIA charrette, Newport wants to become the leader in adopting such codes in Vermont. Learn how the recommendation came about; how partnerships among the city, downtown organization, and property owners are making it happen; and what the anticipated outcome will be.
- Understand the value of community-based charrettes with substantial community participation.
- Pursue planning grants for development of form-based codes
- Be able to advocate adoption of this fresh approach to real estate development in downtowns
Tuesday, May 4, 8:30-9:45 a.m.