Euclidean zoning, the most common form of zoning that uses districts to separate land uses within a city, often leads to the creation of homogenous and segregated communities, restricts property owners’ ability to use their land flexibly, and contributes to urban sprawl. Despite this, many cities still rely on Euclidean zoning, and other limiting forms of zoning, to plan their communities.
At GFF, we have been engaged by clients seeking to secure zoning changes in these areas to create more inclusive, accessible, and sustainable communities. Our team of experienced Architects and Urban Planners have a deep understanding of the complex process of securing a zoning change, and we have a successful track record of designing projects that not only meet the requirements for a zoning change, but also exceed the expectations of the various neighborhood organizations, planning commissions, and other governing bodies that control the process. Our ability to design buildings that are sensible, contextual, and add value to neighborhoods furthers the interests of our clients and the communities they seek to transform.