Neighborhood Urban Design Workshop
Oct. 29 to Nov. 1, 2012
805 Central Ave., 4th floor
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Cincinnati has made significant progress this year in developing a powerful new tool for preserving character and creating value in our neighborhoods: Form-Based Codes.
The upcoming workshop will take the new draft Form-Based Code for Cincinnati and tailor it for implementation in four Cincinnati neighborhoods that have volunteered to be the first to apply it. The neighborhoods are College Hill, Madisonville, Walnut Hills and Westwood.
As the professional design team works to apply the code in the four neighborhoods, they will have pin-up sessions for informal discussion and feedback each evening, and open studio hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. There will also be brownbag lunch discussions on thoroughfare standards and neighborhood economics on Tuesday and Wednesday.
- Monday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m.: Opening Session
- Monday, Oct. 29 to Wednesday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Open studio hours with evening pin-up discussions
- Tuesday, Oct. 30 & Wednesday, Oct. 31 at Noon: Brownbag lunch discussions
- Thursday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m.: Closing Session
Once the code is finalized and approved by City Council, any neighborhood that chooses to -- adoption is completely voluntary -- can implement this new approach to building community character and spurring development.
About The Form-Based Code
The new draft code describes, in words and clearly drawn graphics, what form and scale of development is desired and permissible. The code includes building form standards (building placement, frontage, etc.) and public space standards (street thoroughfare standards, civic space standards, etc.), and also addresses appropriate uses.