Citywide Form-Based Code and Comprehensive Plan Land Use Framework
Paradigm shift back to urbanism: complete neighborhoods for Cincinnati
Mesa Downtown Plan and Form-Based Code
Over $500 Million in Downtown Redevelopment Projects
Doheny Village Form-Based Code
Dana Point, California
Reinforcing a surfer/maker culture with smart coding
How a Form-Based Code Generated over $500 Million in Downtown Infill Projects and Transformed a Sleepy Downtown
In 2014, Opticos Design worked with the City of Mesa, Arizona to create a Master Plan and Form-Based Code (FBC) that would provide incentives for redevelopment in their downtown core and along a five-mile stretch of Main Street. The Plan and Code focused development around three new transit stations to allow for a network of new walkable, public spaces. Prior to the adoption of the plan and FBC, there had been no private-sector investment in downtown Mesa in over three decades.
Designer Beth Cichon, with the help of Associate Erick Bernabe and Sr Associate Tony Perez, has been illustrating a cartoon series about Form-Based Codes. The cartoons take a fun approach to educating readers on how FBCs can help improve your city or neighborhood.
New Community-Driven Precise Plan Heads for Adoption by City Council, Aiming to Create a Mixed-Use, Transit-Rich Downtown Area