Form Based Code Myths and Realities

The Cincinnati Form Based Code and, more specifically, its anticipated application to Westwood’s historic business district, has spawned some misconceptions or myths.  The Westwood Coalition offers our neighbors this two page list of myths and corresponding realities.  We hope that you will take a look, read more deeply in our Further Reading section, and share this information with friends and neighbors.  Feel free to email the Coalition with questions and comments.   Here is the list of Form Based Code Myths and Realities.

Mark your calendar, details forthcoming:  The next Westwood Coalition community meeting will be the evening of December 2, 2013.

 

Another Endorsement Received

Westwood Historical Society has notified the Westwood Coalition of its endorsement of the recommendations of the Coalition.  This support means that all four organizations represented by the Coalition have given the nod to the recommendation to apply the form-based code to the historic business district and to continue to develop plans for the revitalization of the same area.  The Coalition meets this week and will notify city officials and Westwood residents of its next steps and community meetings.  Thanks for your comments and suggestions.

What Would the Form-Based Code Mean for Westwood?

Come to the August 22, 2013 Westwood Coalition meeting as we continue  to explore opportunities for the revitalization of Westwood’s historic business district.  This community meeting will start at 7 p.m. at Westwood First Presbyterian Church.  We will focus exclusively on Cincinnati’s form-based code, following a very brief report of the survey findings from the July 27 meeting.  We’ll have a presentation on the FBC followed by some group work and Q&A.  We’ll ask, most fundamentally, what are the differences between traditional zoning code and the form-based code and, specifically, what it would mean in this particular business district. Thanks in advance for making time for more community deliberation around the future of the business district.

A Focus on the Form-Based Code, Aug 22

As promised, the next Coalition community meeting will be focused on Cincinnati’s form-based code and its potential application in Westwood’s historic business district.  We’ll talk details and use examples.  Your experience will be improved by dipping your toes into the code and related materials beforehand but it’s not required.  We will also report briefly on the findings from the surveys that area residents submitted at the July 27 meeting (and online and at the library).

Westwood and the Form-Based Code
August 22, 2013
7:00-9:00 pm
Westwood First Presbyterian Church, 3011 Harrison Avenue

See our reading list and FAQ tabs for more information.  And even if you can’t come to the meeting, you are welcome to comment here.  Please encourage your Westwood friends and neighbors to attend.