Identified as one of the primary actions within the Strategic Directions of the Shorewood Comprehensive Plan 2040, the Village will commence discussions on a Commercial Zoning Update inclusive of hybrid form-based code elements in 2022. Unlike strictly conventional zoning, which emphasizes the separation of land uses, form-based zoning regulations emphasize the physical character of development and consider the relationships between buildings and the street, pedestrians and vehicles, and public spaces and private spaces. Hybrid codes also address land uses, but also focus on how development relates to the context of the surrounding area.
The Village has hired CodaMetrics and Duncan Associates to lead this effort, under the guidance of the Planning & Development Department and the Plan Commission. Opportunities for public involvement, draft documents and further information regarding this project will be posted to this website.