Virginia Beach Form-Based Code, Virginia Beach, Virginia

The City of Virginia Beach has long struggled with a dysfunctional zoning code for their historic beachfront. UDA, with the assistance of Code Studio, VHB,  and LandMark Design Group, was commissioned to prepare a new form-based code to encourage mixed-use, transit oriented development and the creation of more beautiful public spaces. Adopted by City Council in August 2012, this code replaces the current zoning district regulations with new illustrated standards that will liberate development potential and encourage revitalization of this unique coastal community.