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Form-Based Codes

Form-based code (FBC) is a zoning overlay that regulates development in a way that demands a consistent architecture style and character for our community.

It ensures the buildings and landscaping reflect resident desires.

Instead of use, FBC concentrates on the physical form and style of our community and organizes land uses in a master concept of transect zones. These design regulations describe: the building types; how the buildings orient to the streets and other public spaces; the street cross sections with landscaping; the size of blocks; and so on.

Because FBC is a reflection of the community’s desires, a visioning exercise has to be done prior to establishing it as an ordinance.

Milton has two areas of the city with established FBC: they are Crabapple and the Deerfield/Ga. 9 area. Both Crabapple and Deerfield/Ga. 9 have master plans that captured the vision from the community for use in the FBC. To view a working draft of the Arnold Mill FBC, click here.

Master Plans are complete for Arnold Mill (it is awaiting an FBC) and Ga. 9 north of Bethany Bend (it is covered by the Deerfield/Ga. 9 FBC).