Posts Tagged ‘development’

Form-Based Zoning Q&A

Monday, February 8th, 2010

I attended the educational workshop on Form-Based Zoning held in City Council chambers on February 3, 2010 hosted by Code Studio. The workshop provided an overview of the uses of form-based zoning, but left many more questions. Some of these questions were addressed during the Q&A session, but one question remains, what type of zoning code is right for Raleigh?

Special thanks to Betsy Kane for her review of this before posting to ensure it was technically accurate with all the planning and zoning jargon.

Form-based zoning example, credit: http://oceanfrontasbury.com/

Form-based zoning example, credit: http://oceanfrontasbury.com/

Thanks to Ken Bowers for helping find this example of form-based zoning.

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Can Form-Based Zoning Save Raleigh’s Growth?

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

I attended the educational workshop on Form-Based Zoning held in City Council chambers on February 3, 2010 hosted by Code Studio. The workshop provided an overview of the uses of form-based zoning, but left many more questions. Is Raleigh ready for form-based zoning? Can it help us plan for and accommodate growth? Can this type of zoning help us have predictable growth, infill, and development? Here are my notes and insight on the subject.

Special thanks to Betsy Kane for her review of this before posting to ensure it was technically accurate with all the planning and zoning jargon.

Example Zoning

Example Zoning

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Raleigh’s Environmental Award Program

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

A message about the upcoming 2010 environmental awards offered by the city of Raleigh:

“In an effort to recognize outstanding work in sustainable development and environmental stewardship, the City of Raleigh has created the Raleigh Environmental Awards.

The program will award individuals or organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to the environment. There are two types of awards.”

Find out more about the City of Raleigh Environmental Awards Program at http://bit.ly/6rGbBJ and read the brochure [PDF].