We are looking seriously at form-based code for a streetcar suburb, and running into the reality that peopley care about use, parking, etc., and that form-based code sort of wishes those issues away. Also, the process will have to be via special permit because no one will allow adminstrative review of development in this place.
Most of the places that say they have used form-based code apparently have only used some parts of it, so I am wary of most success stories, although I am perfectly open to a hybrid approach. Talk to me about your direct experiences with form-based code. I mostly see using form-based code as a way of creating street-by-street design guidelines to guide any special permits that may be granted for relief from base zoning requirements.