Lunch & Learn: Synopsis of Form Based Code Charrette

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The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency (RPA), on behalf of the City of Chattanooga, will work with a consultant team led by Code Studio of Austin, Texas, to develop a form-based code for five Downtown neighborhoods. The downtown neighborhoods included in this project are: North Shore, Riverfront, City Center, M.L. King and Southside.

A multi-day charrette has been scheduled for March 7 - 12 in order to allow the community to assist in the preparation of the new form-based code. A charrette is an intensive planning session where citizens, planners and other technical professionals collaborate. Throughout the process, the public has a chance to give input and react to consultant concepts, leading to a more refined vision with many of the details for the new zoning. Charrettes are inclusive by nature and are designed to build consensus from the outset, providing a collaborative forum to bring all parties together with a focus on a common goal. The hands-on nature of the charrette, the opportunity to interact with differing perspectives and the short feedback loop allows issues to be identified and resolved early on in the process.

At our lunch & learn, Karen Hundt will give a synopsis of the charrette and next steps.