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    Cyburbian Masswich's avatar
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    Form Code

    So you hear a lot about form code nowadays, and I have been looking into using it in my neck of the woods. My questions:

    1. Is it really all that different from a zoning code and design guidelines that include lots of pictures? It seems that its a matter of degree, not essence.

    2. Has anyone looked into any legal issues relating to it? In a home rule state we are probably better off than some people but I can already predict the challenge to a form code that it does not fit into our zoning act.

    Any ideas/experiences you can provide are welcome.

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    At least one old guy here has no idea of what this is. A brief description would help.

    In terms of home rule, there could be a problem. Most home rule acts say that if the legislature has spoken on the topic, you must follow the enabling legislation. Your state may be different on this.

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    This topic was briefly discussed in another thread.. A few cities are experimenting with it, such as the City of Palo Alto.

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    Check out this thread along with Nerudite's link:

    http://www.cyburbia.org/forums/showthread.php?t=8096

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    Cyburbian nerudite's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by vaughan
    Check out this thread along with Nerudite's link:

    http://www.cyburbia.org/forums/showthread.php?t=8096
    Thanks vaughan! I didn't catch that one.

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