Form-Based Codes (FBCs)

Posted: Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Description: Form-Based Codes (FBCs) can either replace or supplement standard text-based zoning, subdivision and other local regulations and are a …MORE

Building Smart: Environmentally Sensitive Design

Posted: Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Description: This educational brief focuses on techniques for accommodating growth while protecting the natural environment. Source: GrowSmart Maine Date: 2006 …MORE

Village Design Guidelines

Posted: Friday, August 27th, 2010

Description: The Town of Manchester, Vermont has a design review process for new development and exterior changes to existing buildings, …MORE

Vermont Design Institute

Posted: Friday, August 27th, 2010

Description: The Vermont Design Institute (VDI) is a non-profit collaborative of design professionals formed to serve rural communities in Vermont. …MORE


Posted: Friday, August 27th, 2010

Description: Groundswell is a 24-page, large-format graphic publication focused on community planning and design. Contents include descriptions of design tools …MORE

South County Design Manual

Posted: Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Description: The South County Design Manual is built around eight design scenarios prepared for representative sites around South County. Each …MORE

Performance Standards for Large Scale Developments

Posted: Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Description: Until relatively recently, non-residential development in mid-coast Maine reflected the traditional pattern of small businesses, schools, professional offices and …MORE

Planned Commercial District Design Standards

Posted: Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Description: The Planned Commercial District of Bennington, Vermont is expected to experience significant growth in the coming years, as it …MORE

Interstate Interchange Planning

Posted: Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Description: This project was a response to the growing concern that the dispersed, auto-dependent growth patterns emerging at many interchanges …MORE

Design Review

Posted: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Description: One of the most effective ways to protect community character, including the character of the built environment, is to …MORE


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