2022 FBCI Form-Based Code Award
Objective Design + Development Standards
Marin County, CA
Opticos Design is working with 10 jurisdictions within Marin County to develop Objective Design Standards for multifamily and mixed-use residential development and deliver context-sensitive infill housing.
The project will provide zoning tools to deliver context-sensitive infill housing across a diverse range of communities. The toolkit will address the wide spectrum of physical characteristics found in these communities.
The Toolkit adapts existing multifamily and mixed-use residential zoning and design guidelines into form-based, objective design standards using a place-based approach to create standards that recognize the characteristics or ‘DNA” that make each local context and its architectural styles.