Zoning Codes

The proposed Boulder Food Park repurposes a decrepit site into usable space for food truck patrons. Since the site is adjacent to a brick-and-mortar restaurant, a zoning exemption may be required.
May 29, 2015   The Denver Post
Lakeview, on the North Side of Chicago lost one percent of its total households between 2000 and 2011, while its population grew 11 percent. That means more families, but according to a new report, the neighborhood might need new zoning to keep up.
Apr 19, 2015   Chi.Streetsblog
The city of New York is still working to support property owners in their recovery from Hurricane Sandy—as well as their preparation for the next extreme weather event. The zoning code is one area in need of improvement.
Apr 7, 2015   New York Department of City Planning
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"Zoned in the USA: The Origins and Implications of American Land-Use Regulation," by Sonja Hirt, describes the exceptional characteristics, compared to European land use regulations, that make U.S. zoning laws so conducive to sprawl. Exclusive
Mar 4, 2015  By Josh Stephens
Charles Marohn proposes height limits as a catalyst for development. Yes, you read that correctly.
Nov 3, 2014   Strong Towns
Several common assumptions about new urban codes fail to stand up to scrutiny.
Sep 24, 2014   Better Cities & Towns
Anthony Flint discusses how "Silicon Valley-level innovative thinking" is making zoning more exciting than, well, anyone ever thought zoning codes could be.
Aug 15, 2014   CityLab
Buffalo is nearing the finish line in an efforts to draft a new form-based code.
Jun 17, 2014   Congress for the New Urbanism
Buffalo recently released the draft of its new Green Code, which includes a Land Use Plan, Unified Development Ordinance, Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, Brownfield Opportunity Areas, and Urban Renewal Plans. Mark Sommer reports.
May 6, 2014   Buffalo News
An intrepid blogger digs into the differences between Japanese zoning regulations and those here in the United States.
Apr 22, 2014   Urban Kchoze
To protect the character of city blocks, a Philadelphia councilwoman has proposed new restrictions on building heights on blocks with uniformly two-story buildings.
Feb 11, 2014   PlanPhilly