Uptown Form Based Code
Proposed Changes to Zoning Code for Uptown Canandaigua
Form Based Code (draft)
UPTOWN Form Based Code - MAP
Zoning is the key regulatory avenue for a community, and form based code is a way to ensure the build out of a particular area mirror the desired outcomes by the community. As identified by Strong Towns there are six key take aways with form based code:
- Encourage Revitilization in the Form Based Code area;
- Promote Affordable Housing;
- Help Small Business;
- Promote Walkability;
- Preserve or Capture a sense of place;
- Stop regulating the wrong things;
In 2015, work really begun on the Uptown Canandaigua area and looking at the future build out of this particular section of the Town of Canandaigua. With the support of GTC, the Town began with a group of volunteers, engaged residents, and professionals to further design the future build out. The work from the early group is found on the Uptown website.
The Uptown Canandaigua Mixed-Use and Transportation Study, adopted in 2019, identified the need to revise town code in order to allow for certain types of development and re-development along and around Route 332 in the Town of Canandaigua, including infill in some of the larger parcels and allowing development closer to the road (much like Main Street Canandaigua). The requested changes also include mixed-use developments on the same parcel including residential and commercial in one building.
The Town Board Economic Development Committee is serving as the project steering committee for this project. Bergmann Associates is serving as the project consultant and has prepared a draft proposal that includes suggestions for the creation of a Form Based Code for portions of the Uptown area.
- Uptown Form Based Code Training Video 7/15/2021 https://youtu.be/RmzBXVIXuvU
- Uptown Form Based Code Training PowerPoint 7/15/2021
Previous Versions of the drafted Form Based Code
Doug Finch, Town Manager
Sarah Reynolds, Project Manager
Shawna Bonshak, Town Planner
Kimberly Baptiste, Bergmann Associates
Project Steering Committee
Oksana Fuller, Economic Development Committee Chair (email Sarah Reynolds with questions for Steering Committee)