SmartCodes moving forward

Form-based codes based on the SmartCode are moving forward in Tarpon Spings, Florida, and San Marcos, California, according to news reports. Both codes deal with downtown areas.

From the St. Petersburg Times: “After some 18 months of work, Tarpon Springs officials are poised to vote on new land development regulations they hope will open redevelopment opportunities and lead to more attractive, walkable neighborhoods in the city’s urban core.”

From the San Marcos Daily Record: “City officials and staff are still trying to work out the kinks in the proposed Downtown Smart Code before passing it on to the city council for approval.

“The Planning and Zoning Commission held a workshop Tuesday to receive updates on the code from members the city’s Planning Department staff.”