Does anyone have any examples of short and effective Zoning Ordinances? I recently reviewed an RFP for a community that feels that their regular ZO does not have enough “Teeth” to be effective. It is several hundred pages, has way too many zoning districts, and is broken into too many sections. It even includes setback regulations for dog houses.
I have seen some great examples out there of simple where a single page lists quite a bit of information for a particular district, but they have 20 districts and the book is still several hundred pages.
I am looking for examples that have undergone a less is more approach, have uniform regulations for many things across multiple districts, and is short enough that the average guy on the street can read it from cover to cover in an afternoon before he designs a garage or a deck. If the regulations are short, simple and the book is set up to address the needs of the community without being over regulatory, wouldn't that result in better development and a simpler process for everyone?
Edit*** I am looking for something other than a form based code example.