Code Studio recently began working with the City of Cleveland to help create a  form-based code to replace their current zoning code that is nearly 90 years old. The new code will be piloted in a few select geographies to start, with the first being the Detroit Shoreway/Cudell study area. The project is called theLandCode.

The new form-based code will aim to:

  • Better reflect the resident’s vision for change and growth in their neighborhood
  • Eliminate “one size fits all” zoning, in exchange for neighborhood-based codes
  • Be clear, concise and well-organized with modern graphics and vocabulary to make it easier to understand for all users
  • Provide greater clarity and predictability about what can happen on any individual property
  • Reduce and streamline the project approval process

In October, the Code Studio team headed to Cleveland for a week-long charrette in the Detroit Shoreway/Cudell pilot area to gather community feedback for the project through a series of design workshops, presentations, open studio hours and other public events. Check out some photos from the trip below.

For details about the charrette week, and to follow along with the project, check out the project website.