The Springdale City Council approved the Downtown Springdale Form-Based Code at their regularly scheduled City Council Meeting on March 28, and with the adoption of an emergency code it will go into effect upon the signing of the ordinance. The Downtown Form-Based Code will be Chapter 32 in the City of Springdale's Code of Ordinances adopted by reference. The code as adopted will be available on the City's website in the Planning Department.
"This is a great step forward for the revitalization of Downtown Springdale," said Mayor Doug Sprouse. "This Downtown Springdale Form-Based Code will help protect Downtown investments, and it will no doubt have a notable and positive impact on future development Downtown."
The form-based code replaces the current zoning code for Downtown Springdale. This includes all properties located between Huntsville and Caudle/Quandt avenues (north and south), and 71B and Highway 265 (east and west).
The code is designed to foster a setting for economic growth and re-development in the downtown area in order to achieve the vision set forth in the adopted Downtown Master Plan and to provide a mechanism to implement the goals of the plan.