Dearborn West Downtown Form-Based Code – in progress
As part of the Redevelopment Ready Communities program, I am assisting the City of Dearborn with a Form-Based Code for their West Downtown District. This is a pilot district that is setting the stage for future zoning amendments to incorporate form-based principles, so I am ensuring that the code is simple to modify and replicate for City staff. Thus far, we have had a Form-Based Code 101 training for staff and officials, a site tour and brainstorming session, public open house, and stakeholder interviews. I am working through a draft with staff and when we get a more public version, I’ll be sure and share here.
Here’s an article that followed our open house this past spring.