Columbia's New Hybrid Development Code Takes a Different Approach/Partners, Public Buy-in, and the Art of Compromise
Thursday, October 19, 2017
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. CDT
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In March 2017, the Columbia City Council adopted a new Unified Development Ordinance that blends new form-based zoning controls for downtown Columbia with more traditional controls for surrounding areas. Staff and consultants will talk about how the project was structured for success, how the controls were drafted and tailored for Columbia, some of the innovative new tools, and what they would do differently in the future. Attendees will understand how to structure a successful development code update process; understand the spectrum of modern use- and form-based zoning tools available to manage development; and understand how to craft zoning controls for “transition zones” between residential and non-residential development.
The I-55 Corridor Plan is a Form Based Code adopted by three local governments in suburban Illinois northeast of downtown St. Louis (Edwardsville, IL, Glen Carbon IL and Madison County, IL) which will combine post-Great Recession housing and employment trends, architectural requirements, and a multi-modal transportation grid to transform 10 square miles that straddle I-55, north of the I-270 interchange. Presenters will focus on the challenges encountered in the lengthy adoption process, including maintaining intergovernmental partnerships, negotiating/compromising with resistant private interests, and working over a period of 7 years to secure public buy-in. Attendees will understand the importance/challenges of public partnerships and intergovernmental agreements; understand how public buy-in leads to better Form Based Codes; and understand how compromise between government officials and impacted interest groups can lead to a better Form Based Code.
Donald Elliott, FAICP
Mary Madden, AICP
E. Scott Hanson, AICP
Matthew Brandmeyer, AICP
Michael Zeek, firstname.lastname@example.org