What are the rules guiding development along Milwaukee Avenue? Do rules like zoning proactively enable and support main street revitalization, or do they work against it? Often, rules are not well aligned with main street qualities. How do we critique existing rules, explore best practices in code reform and urban design guidelines and propose alternatives? We will look at rules that pertain to allowed uses, bulk/density, and character, and then devise rules and guidelines to support a good quality main street.


Street Rules: Does Zoning Support Main Street?

Ten rules for successful storefront design

Retail and walkable urban design

What is FAR? neighborhood building game

Zoning Check a tool that checks what zoning allows

Example of an urban code with good graphics and a clear explanation of the permitting process (submitted by Jennifer Hurley)

User’s Guide to Zoning Reform