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Dublin Bridge Street Corridor Form-Based Code

Date: 2011

Client: City of Dublin, Ohio

Location: Dublin, Ohio

The City of Dublin, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus, developed a new plan for a large area surrounding their existing historic downtown. The Bridge Street Corridor district is over 800 acres, and the community is interested in redeveloping it as a vibrant, walkable environment with a dynamic mix of land uses and housing types. The City believes this strategy will attract professionals who work in the city’s large business center to live and shop within the community.

As the key to implementing the master plan, a form-based code creates by-right entitlements, removing a significant amount of formal negotiation from the development process. Working with existing property owners and city staff, the form-based code was developed specifically for the area and addresses elements of the final form for the site, including building envelope and relationship to the street, building transparency, blank wall limitations, entry locations, diversity in roof planes, and building variety.