#12.004: 30-Year Event, NowPosted: 28 April 2012 | Author: bcooper | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Cincinnati, Form-based Code, Plan Build Live, Plan Cincinnati | Leave a comment »
You have a chance to be part of something that hasn’t happened in thirty years! That’s how long it’s been since the last City of Cincinnati Comprehensive Plan. Beginning Saturday at 10am, you can step up and share your opinions on how to shape the code that will shape your environment at Two Centennial Plaza, 805 Central Av, 4th Floor.
This five-day event focused on the initiative to create a Form-Based Code for the City’s neighborhoods is a community-driven process structured as an urban design workshop or charette. This is a hands-on event with interaction between community members and politicians, planners, designers, engineers, economists and more. A form-based code does not focus on land use like a typical zoning code, but instead allows the use to be flexible and new buildings to fit into a neighborhood with a pedestrian oriented environment that is great for businesses, property owners, and residents.
To learn more about form-based code, Plan Build Live, and other content of the event, explore the links below.
I was invited for a preview event today, and want to share with you some of the ways you will be able to share your thoughts and wants with the Plan Build Live team. The formation of a new code has a direct impact on architecture and the built environment, and the proposed Form-based code shifts the focus away from building use. *Special thanks to Jeff Raser, Della Rucker, Cameron Ross, and Alex Peppers for the invitation and their time.
The morning session will kick-off at 10am with a 30 minute presentation to present the days activities and Plan Build Live The second session will begin at 2 with another 30 minute introductory presentation. All 52 neighborhoods are represented at the charette space, but four neighborhoods in particular have stepped up to lead the city as test sites of implementing the form-based code. The four neighborhoods are Madisonville, Walnut HIlls, Westwood, and College Hill, two will be used for charetting in the morning and two in the afternoon. You can also use the maps available to talk to Plan Build Team members about your neighborhood in particular and express your wants and opinions.
There will also be a Visual Preference survey to indicate your preference of buildings of different styles, sizes, setbacks, materials, etc. Each image will show for a few seconds, make a decision, rate it from -5 to 5 and be heard.
If you have young children they can participate too, building with legos or drawings their own community, there’s a little bit for everyone.
Come down tomorrow to take advantage of the incredible and diverse knowledge that will be at the charette and be part of Cincinnati’s exciting future. I’ll be there and I hope to see some of you there too.
All info sources from Plan Build Live literature. Thanks to the Plan Build Live Team.