Form-Based Codes — Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

A Step-by-Step Guide for Communities

One of the central goals of the GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan is to make our region a better place to live. This means creating livable communities at the local level through planning and development decisions made by local government officials, developers, and individuals.

As communities have sought to reinvigorate their downtowns or create viable commercial corridors, many have found that conventional methods of zoning, oriented around regulating land use, may not address certain physical characteristics that contribute to the sense of place in a community. Form-based codes, which emphasize the physical character of development, offer an alternative.

via Form-Based Codes — Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.

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