Form-Based Code

By | February 17, 2019

A form-based code is a land development regulation that fosters predictable built results and a high-quality public realm by using physical form (rather than separation of uses in traditional zoning) as the organizing principle for the code. A form-based code is a regulation, not a mere guideline, adopted into city, town, or county law. Form-based… Read more »

Floor Area Ratio (FAR)

By | November 7, 2018

A calculation used in zoning that gives some parameters around the permitted size and volume of a building on a lot, allowing for flexibility in the spacing and shape of the buildings(s). The calculation is determined by dividing the floor area of the building(s) on the lot by the area of the lot. For example,… Read more »