Form-based code presentation & seminar

02/26/2008 8:07 PM by

The City of Richmond Planning Commission invites interested members of the public to participate in a seminar on Form-Based Code on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 @6PM at City Council Chambers at City Hall. Form-Based Code is a type of zoning that regulates patterns of development by focusing on the relationship of buildings to each other and the street. The seminar will include presentations on the legal and practical aspects of this type of zoning. The presenters include Dan Slone with McGuire Woods LLP and Geoffrey Ferrell with Ferrell Madden Lewis LLC.


The draft Downtown Master Plan recommends the implementation of a Form-Based Code. This seminar offers the community an opportunity to understand its potential applicability in Richmond.

A copy of the draft plan is available for review at the following locations:


City Hall (900 E. Broad Street)
– 1st floor, Room 110
– 5th floor, Room 510
– 2nd floor, City Clerk’s Office

– Main Branch (101 E. Franklin Street)
– Hull Street Branch (1400 Hull Street)
– Belmont Branch (3100 Ellwood Avenue)
– East End Branch (2414 R Street)
– North Avenue Branch (2901 North Avenue)
– Ginter Park Branch (1200 Westbrook Avenue)
– Broad Rock Branch (4820 Warwick Road)
– Westover Hills Branch (1408 Westover Hills Boulevard)
– West End Branch (5420 Patterson Avenue)

Community Centers
– Battery Park (2803 Dupont Circle)
– Calhoun (436 Calhoun Street)
– Creighton Court (2101 Creighton Road)
– Highland Park-Ann Hardy Plaza (3300 First Avenue)
– Hillside Court (1500 Harwood Street)
– Hotchkiss (701 E. Brookland Park Blvd.)
– Pine Camp (4901 Old Brook Road)
– Powhatan (5051 Northhampton Street)
– Whitcomb Court (2302 Carmine Street)
– Bellemeade (1800 Lynhaven Avenue)
– Blackwell (300 E. 15th Street)
– Hickory Hill (3000 East Belt Boulevard)
– T.B. Smith (2015 Ruffin Road)
– Fisher (3701 Garden Road)
– Humphrey Calder (414 N. Thompson Street)
– Randolph (1415 Grayland Avenue)
– Reid (1301 Whitehead Road)

For more information contact Brooke Hardin, City of Richmond
Telephone: (804) 646-6310 E-mail:



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