Lacey's Woodland District Development Guidelines Receive
LACEY, WA, June 17, 2016: The Washington D.C. based Form-Based Codes Institute (FBCI) recently announced the City of Lacey, Washington, has won the distinguished Driehaus Award in recognition of the community’s new Woodland District Hybrid Form-Based Code. FBCI is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to advancing the understanding and use of form-based codes. Read more...
Lacey Form-Based Code
The City of Lacey has adopted a new Form-Based Code for the Woodland District. The new code will guide development in a manner consistent with the Woodland District Strategic Plan to ensure high-quality public spaces defined by a variety of building types and uses including housing, retail, mixed-use and office space. The new code will incorporate a regulating plan, building form standards, street standards (plan and section), use regulations as needed, and other elements needed to implement the vision for the Woodland District.
Woodland District Form-Based Code
Several of the components of this vibrant mixed-use district are in place. The district, a major employment center for the region, is home to a number of shopping and dining options and site of the Lacey Transit Center. Saint Martins’ University and the Lacey Timberland Regional Library are found directly east of the district and Huntamer Park is situated directly in the center of the area. The district additionally offers unprecedented access to 3 of the region’s major trail facilities, the Chehalis-Western Trail, the Woodland Trail, and the Interstate 5 Bike Trail.
Goals & Policies
To learn more about the project goals and policies, please see Goals & Policies.