Monday, May 16, 2011

Lee County Form-Based Code Wins Dreihaus Award

The Compact Communities Form-Based Code for Lee County, Florida was one of two codes chosen for the 2011 Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust Form-Based Code Award. In selecting the code for the award the jurors described the project’s approach as “groundbreaking” for its use of pre-approved FBC communities. With the development of every new community vast areas of the rural region would be preserved. Under full utilization of the program the new communities could absorb all of the development rights in the 150 square mile region in a pattern that is walkable, mixed-use, and transit-ready.

The code will be presented by Jason King of Dover, Kohl & Partners and Bill Spikowski of Spikowski Planning Associates at the 19th Congress for the New Urbanism in Madison, Wisconsin on Friday, June 3rd. The code is part of the Prospects for Lee County planning project which has received awards from the FL APA, 1,000 Friends of Florida, and a Charter Award from CNU.

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