A kickoff meeting to discuss the Fort Worth Stockyards form-based code and historic district regulations is set for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Stockyards Station Stampede Room, 130 East Exchange Avenue.
The public is invited to the meeting and can register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stockyards-public-kick-off-meeting-tickets-24808876016
The consultants that will write the form-based code – Austin-based Code Studio and Boulder, Colorado-based Winter & Company – will present information on form-based codes and historic districts, as well as plans for the upcoming “charrette,” or a public event in which the community meets to give input on the development code. The charrette is scheduled for May 21-25.
The meeting comes after the Fort Worth City Council approved the boundaries of the Stockyards historic district in April. The historic district spans about 60.4 acres over the Stockyards and roughly encompasses a portion of Houston Street on the west, part of Stockyards Boulevard on the north, Niles City Boulevard on the east and 23rd Street on the south.
The historic district is one of three items governing development in the Stockyards. The first item is a form of zoning known as “PD/MU-2” (that is, planned development and high intensity mixed-use), which regulates how buildings can be used. The second item is a design overlay district, which regulates building design. The third item is the historic district, which has certain protections that would help maintain the historic character of the area. The historic district is located within the design overlay district.
The form-based code, which regulates both design and use of the buildings, will eventually replace the PD/MU-2 zoning and design overlay district. The historic district will function as part of the form-based code.
For more information on Stockyards redevelopment, visit: http://www.stockyards.code-studio.com/
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