Building Great Places:  Form Based Code & Community Involvement

Form-based code is a simplified set of development regulations that keeps towns compact and walkable, rural lands open, and promotes good design of buildings and places.  It is a way to combine the typically complex subdivision regs & zoning ordinances into an easy to understand, single document.  Form-based code allows for growth that the community will value aesthetically and fiscally for decades.

The Second Street Form Code Citizens' Task Force was created in August 2011 to develop a form code for the area made up of a block on either side of Second Street in Frankfort, Kentucky.Recommendations from this Task Force will be forwarded to the Planning & Zoning Commission for adoption.

Here are some interesting information about using form-based code, sometimes called smart code.