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FBC 301: Formulating, Adopting and Administering a Form-Based Code

December 6, 2017 @ 8:30 am - December 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Attendees are eligible to receive APA CM credits for completion of the course.

FBC 301 focuses on formulating, adopting, and administering a form-based code. The course will offer an in-depth look at the relationship between the comprehensive plan and a form-based code, the mechanics of code adoption, the advantages and disadvantages of mandatory, parallel and floating-zone codes, and ways to avoid common pitfalls in the drafting and administration of form-based codes.

Instructors will explain how to structure the process, including what must happen before, during, and after the code is drafted, what to keep and what to discard from an existing conventional code, how to relate the form-based code to the existing regulatory framework in a specific municipality, how to insulate a FBC against potential legal challenges, and issues of post-adoption implementation and project review. The course will examine specific examples and lessons learned from experience working with form-based codes and will include a hands-on exercise in code implementation.

Please consult the 301 course page on the FBCI website for additional information, registration details, lodging options, the draft agenda and the instructors’ backgrounds.

Note: FBC 201 and 301 can be taken in any order.


December 6, 2017 @ 8:30 am
December 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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Pinellas County Engineering & Finance Building Learning Center
14 S. Ft. Harrison Ave.
Clearwater, FL 33756 United States
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