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Welcome - my name is Kevin Klinkenberg, and this site "The Messy City" is my blog and company website. I started blogging on urban planning and design issues in 2007, and began working in the field in 1993. Please feel free to connect with me on any of the social media sites listed here. Thanks for reading.

Klinkenberg presents to City Council/Planning Commission/Downtown Development Authority in Wyoming, Mich.; discusses form-based codes

I recently visited Wyoming, Mich. to make a presentation at a joint City Council / Planning Commission / Downtown Development Authority meeting. The discussion involved ideas for redeveloping a key corridor that is the city's "downtown." 28th Street is in many ways a typical first-ring suburban corridor, complete with a first-generation enclosed mall, a defunct movie theatre, pad sites and auto-oriented services. However, the city is interested in transforming at least a portion of the 3-mile stretch into a real "downtown" complete with a mix of commercial, residential and civic buildings. The presentation included some basic concepts, as well as a discussion concerning how to use form-based zoning codes to implement a potential redevelopment plan.

Take a look at some of our ideas:

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Path to Prosperity - how to implement walkability regardless of the economic times

Path to Prosperity - how to implement walkability regardless of the economic times

180° Urban Design Selected by City of Colorado Springs in Form-Based Code Initiative

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