MRSC Insight Blog
Posts for Bob Bengford
Density is a controversial subject. This post demonstrates that streetscapes, vehicular-access elements, and building design are all components that make developments appear less dense, more livable, and attractive.
A case study in integrating form-based and street graphic approaches into the sign code update for the City of Lacey.
The concept of planned unit developments (PUDs) has been around for quite some time. Most cities and counties in Washington have adopted PUD ordinances. But how are these ordinances working in the real world? What are the major challenges? Are ordinances even necessary?
This blog post describes concepts for providing usable open space in new multifamily residences, as part of regulatory strategies to address challenges in creating compatible and livable infill development.
Can form-based codes be applied to Northwest communities? Of course. Are they appropriate for your community? It depends. This post has some things to think about if you are considering updating your land use/design codes using a form-based approach.