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Code Studio was founded to focus on quality place-making strategies - moving plans from imagination to implementation in communities across the country.

Small Area Planning

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Midtown Master Plan and Code

Code Studio, in coordination with Cooper Consulting, prepared a master plan for Midtown area of Hattiesburg, followed by a new form-based code implementing the plan. Learn more »

On behalf of the Town of Malta, Code Studio prepared a form-based code for the downtown area. Based on a charrette held to refine the downtown master plan, Code Studio, in conjunction with Ted Brovitz and Fuss & O’Neill, prepared new building form standards and a complete streets plan. Learn more »

Portales, New Mexico

Downtown Plan and Code

Code Studio was selected by the State of New Mexico to provide consulting services through their Livability Innovation Fund to prepare a downtown plan and code for the City of Portales. The project included a week-long public participation design charrette with Third Coast Design Studio and Urban Advantage. Learn more »

Glenview, Illinois

Milwaukee Avenue Corridor Plan

Code Studio led a team of consultants in the preparation of a corridor plan for Milwaukee Avenue for the Village of Glenview. Using a public participation charrette, the team generated a new future land use concept for the sites adjacent to the corridor. Learn more »

Simsbury, Connecticut

Town Center Form-Based Code

In an effort to stimulate development activity in their town center, the Town of Simsbury hired Code Studio to prepare an illustrative master plan and associated form-based code for the Simsbury Center.  A very successful public participation design charrette was held in September 2009.  Learn more »

VDOT Urban Development Areas, Virginia

Urban Development Area Codes

Code Studio worked with Rhodeside & Harwell to prepare plans and revisions to zoning and subdivision codes to implement the state of Virginia’s mandate to plan and code for urban development areas. Learn more »

Code Studio led a consultant team to prepare a Town Plan for Jena. The town’s historic character and small-town feel; the region’s scenic beauty; its timber, oil and gas resources all contribute to its long-term attractiveness. Learn more »

Memphis, Tennessee

Fischer Steel Area Plan

Code Studio prepared a unified development code for the City of Memphis and Shelby County. As part of that initiative, several public participation planning charrettes were held in order to create plans that could be used to field-test the provisions of the proposed unified code.  Learn more »

Glenview, Illinois

Waukegan Road Corridor Plan

After successful completion of the Milwaukee Avenue Corridor Plan for the Village of Glenview, Code Studio was selected to lead a team of consultants for another key planning project—this one focused on the Waukegan Road corridor. Code Studio led the team through a charrette process to prepare a vision for the corridor. Learn more »

Charleston, South Carolina

Calhoun Street Master Plan and Code

Code Studio worked with a team of consultants led by Chan Krieger Sieniewicz to prepare a master plan and code recommendations for the Calhoun Street-East Cooper River Waterfront Area. The focus of the project was on creating a vital waterfront area connected to historic Charleston via a lively mixed-use corridor. Learn more »