Development Regs, Kodiak Island, Alaska

Development RegulationsKodiak Island, the second largest island in the United States, is located on the south coast of Alaska, separated from the mainland by the Shelikof Strait. With a population of about 6,500, the city of Kodiak is the largest community, but many small off-road settlements dot the island. Much of Kodiak is mountainous and […]

Form-Based Codes, Leesburg, VA

Form-Based CodesOne of the freshest concepts to be introduced to zoning in decades, Form-Based Codes (FBC), is receiving The Town of Leesburg, Virginia is an historic town located in the northwest suburbs of Washington D.C.  While the downtown exemplifies the traditional historic character of a Virginia town, more recent development surrounding the downtown has been […]

Form-based overlay, Birmingham, AL

Triangle District Plan and Form-Based OverlayLSL, led a multi-disciplinary team to prepare an urban design plan and form-based code for the downtown, known as the Triangle District. The plan envisions a transformation from an underutilized, auto-dominated district into a vibrant, mixed-use urban neighborhood. A critical feature of the project was a multi-day design workshop (charrette). […]

Joint Ordinances, La Porte Cnty, MI

Joint set of of zoning and subdivision control ordinancesAfter developing a multi-jurisdiction comprehensive plan, La Porte County, the City of La Porte, and the City of Michigan City decided to take the next step and develop a joint set of zoning and subdivision control ordinances. LSL Planning and Williams Creek Consulting worked with the county […]

Zoning Ordiance, Bluffton, SC

Comprehensive Plan and Zoning OrdinanceLocated in the heart of the Lowcountry, in southeastern South Carolina, just outside Hilton Head, this once quaint One Square Mile coastal town has surged to an area of over 53 square miles. LSL assisted Bluffton in preparing a plan that focused on managing growth. The plan is sensitive to the […]

Land-Use Regs, Yellow Springs, OH

An eclectic village of about 3,500 people, Yellow Springs lies just outside Dayton and is home to Antioch College. The community prides itself on its spirit of individualism and creativity, yet recognized the need for land use regulation to protect its many prized assets – a thriving downtown business district, great restaurants, compact land use […]