Adopted March 8, 2016
Comprehensive Long Range Plan, March 8, 2016
CURRENT UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE (UDO)
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PRIOR UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE (UDO)
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When Investors Own Neighborhoods
This article provides a variety of alternatives (regulatory, political and financial) to protect at-risk neighborhoods.
This provides a quick reference to design-oriented development regulations, highlighting conventional and form-based formats.
The History of Form-Based Codes
The History of Form-Based Codes (FBCs) defines FBC, compares FBCs to conventional development regulations and offers examples of how FBCs are used.
Planning Communities for the 21st Century
Planning Communities for the 21st Century is a report from the American Planning Association that describes the legal framework for planning across the country and efforts to modernize state planning statutes.
Protecting Water Resources with Higher Density Development
Protecting Water Resources with Higher Density Development is a report by the EPA that describes ways communities may grow without endangering their water resources.
The Link between Growth Management and Housing Affordability
The Link between Growth Management and Housing Affordability is an academic paper that describes how growth management techniques affect the availability of housing.
Getting To Smart Growth
Getting to Smart Growth describes the 10 main principles of Smart Growth and describes how communities can integrate these principles into their development.
Smart Growth: Building Better Places to Live, Work, and Play
Smart Growth: Building Better Places to Live, Work, and Play describes the housing issues faced by growing communities.
Smart Choices provides an overview of smart growth issues and provides illustrations from across the country.
Smart Growth: Myth and Fact
Smart Growth: Myth and Fact discusses some common misconceptions about smart growth principles and provides a good overview of smart growth issues.
Growing Pains describes the challenges that rapid growth can present to local and state governments and ways that those challenges may be addressed.