Cleveland’s new form-based CODE


Draft Form-Based Code Available

The City of Cleveland Planning Commission is pleased to announce that we have published a complete draft of the Pilot Form-Based Code project and corresponding draft zoning maps (coming soon) for public viewing. This code will help Cleveland foster a community built around healthy, walkable neighborhoods, alternative modes of transportation, and diverse housing options. The

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Recent Events in Hough

Nov. 12th: Zoom Community Meeting This was the first meeting in a series of neighborhood discussions on Form-Based Code for the Hough neighborhood. Participants watched educational videos on redlining and zoning and then shared ideas about how to make the neighborhood look and function better and attract new businesses. Nov. 14th & 15th: Block

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The Freedom Zone Highlights

The Hough Form-Based Code engagement began with a public performance called “The Freedom Zone”. “The Freedom Zone” is a 30 minute multi-disciplinary performance created by youth living in and around the Hough neighborhood.

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Hough Public Engagement to Begin

As with most things in 2020, The City Planning Department’s public engagement events for the Hough Form-Based Code project were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally scheduled to begin in May of 2020 the Department took the summer to work with its partners to re-envision the shape and scope of the public engagement session given

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The LandCode will have a strong community engagement process that will involve a broad set of strategies to allow the greatest number of people to engage and interact with the process. The community engagement process will be inclusive, with extensive measures taken to engage groups who are typically under represented in the planning process. We strongly believe that successful regulation reflects the aspirations of all citizens, so don’t hesitate to get involved and share your thoughts.


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A variety of public events will be held at various times throughout the project. Go check one out, go ask questions, go see what is being presented, go meet your neighbors, meet CPC staff involved, and most of all, provide your perspective.


At various times during the project, key project documents will be posted on this website for review and comments. Download them, take a look and let us know what you think. Are we headed in the right direction, are we meeting your needs, do you understand what we are trying to achieve? It is important that we hear from you and get your feedback.

The Cleveland City Planning Commission is pleased to announce the start of an important project called the LandCode. The project is led by an experienced team of planners from the City Planning Commission staff, supported by an expert team of consultants. The LandCode will…

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