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roosevelt road form based zoning berwyn city council committee of the whole december 8 2009
Roosevelt RoadForm-Based Zoning

Berwyn City Council

Committee of the Whole

December 8, 2009

why new form based zoning
Why new form-based zoning?

Recommended in 2001 corridor study

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Why new form-based zoning?

Streetscape plan calls for enhancement of appearance and pedestrian environment; new form-based zoning will complement

key form elements building type orientation and disposition
Key form elements: building type, orientation and disposition
  • Define building types permitted in corridor
  • Require building orientation and disposition to enhance pedestrian access, safety and comfort
  • Require parking to be located behind building or to the side with buildings built out to the sidewalk
  • Require buildings on corner lots to “hold the corner”
focus on form and scale
Focus on form and scale

Single-story shopfront

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Focus on form and scale

Mixed-use shopfront

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Focus on form and scale

General commercial

focus on form and scale5
Focus on form and scale

Civic/ Institutional buildings

building types promote form
Building types promote form
  • Establish priorities for storefronts at sidewalk
  • Create incentives for mixed-use
  • Promote building types compatible with existing buildings and forms
context matters
Context matters
  • Pedestrian-oriented blocks
  • Transition blocks
  • Auto-oriented blocks
parking location
Parking location
  • Buildings rather than parking should be most prominent
  • Buildings at corners are critical; parking at corner breaks up two streets
  • Parking should be located to the rear or side of buildings
  • Driveways reduce street parking and pedestrian safety; use alleys and side streets
prominent buildings
Prominent buildings

(minimum setback of 2.5 ft and maximum of 10 ft.)

holding the corner is critical
“Holding the corner” is critical
  • Corner locations are highly visible
  • Corner locations influence the appearance of two streets
  • Buildings at corners can make businesses more prominent and identifiable
  • The layout and design of buildings at corners involves many options depending on context: pedestrian, transition, or auto-oriented
details matter
Details matter
  • Landscaping
  • Storefront windows
  • Building materials and building articulation
  • Awnings, canopies and pedestrian amenities
mixed use and pedestrian design
Mixed-use and pedestrian design
  • Encourage building types that allow people to live close to retail, service, entertainment
  • Encourage mixed-use
  • Encourage taller buildings that help create a sense of place and help define the edges and boundaries of the corridor
  • Encourage enclosed parking by allowing taller buildings
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Roosevelt RoadForm-Based Zoning

Berwyn City Council

Committee of the Whole

December 8, 2009