Zoning Code Update Makes the Nightly News in Cleveland

The potential of form-based codes to re-legalize the historic fabric of Cleveland is explained for the nightly news audience.

February 20, 2020, 6:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


Cleveland Warehouse District

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"The city of Cleveland is piloting a project to move toward 'form-based coding' to update the city's zoning practices," reports Homa Bash.

According to Bash, planners in Cleveland are touting the potential of form-based codes to recover some of the historic fabric that has been lost since the city last approved its zoning code, in 1929. Noted especially in the article: the ability of form-base codes to bring buildings closer to the street.

The city is testing form-based codes in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood, with additional tests scheduled for the Opportunity Corridor and Hough.

Freddy Collier, director of Cleveland City Planning Commission, is quoted in the article saying, "With form based zoning, we really start to focus on our commercial corridors as a place of emphasis and the residential fabric that exists in many of our neighborhoods, that will remain intact." Kyle Reisz, chief city planner for Cleveland, is also featured in the article and in the telecast shown above.

Past Planetizen coverage of the Cleveland code update:

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 in News 5 Cleveland

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