ReFORMing Your Euclidean Zoning Code

APA Ohio Cleveland Section


Friday, November 2, 2018
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EDT

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You want the kind of pedestrian-friendly development and vibrant, mixed-use districts that a form-based zoning code is designed to achieve. But you’re not ready to get rid of your traditional “Euclidean” zoning code and map. And you have to admit that the term “transect” makes you kind of nervous! Do you need to make the choice – “To adopt a form-based code or to remain nonconFORMing?” If your community finds itself in this position, the good news is that there is a third choice: You can keep your familiar zoning code and update it, strategically, to incorporate those form-based elements necessary to achieve the design goals that are most important to your community. A city planner and attorney will present practical examples of how you can ReFORM your zoning code rather than replace it.


Robert Brown

Robert Brown, FAICP, is a city planning consultant with 40 years of experience working for local government and serving community organizations, developers, architects and others engaged in urban planning and development. He has specialized in writing zoning regulations and preparing comprehensive plans for urban and suburban communities. He has also ... Read More

Sean Suder

Sean Suder served as Chief Counsel for Land Use and Planning for the City of Cincinnati prior to re-entering private practice in 2014. In that role, he served as lead counsel for the Cincinnati Form-Based Code, Cincinnati Land Development Code, and the Cincinnati Historic Preservation Ordinance. Sean also represented the ... Read More

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