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Smart Growth

Smart Growth Leadership Institute Code Audit

The Smart Growth Leadership Institute Code Audit (2004-2005) template was produced by the Smart Growth Leadership Institute and funded in part through a cooperative agreement with EPA. Communities can use the code audit to assess their zoning ordinance, subdivision regulations, street design standards, building codes, and other regulatory items that affect development. 

  • Issue categories covered:
    • Alleyways
    • Bicycle/multi-use trail facilities
    • Parking standards
    • Street hierarchy
    • Street width
    • Street pattern
    • Streetscape features
    • Transit zones
    • Infrastructure and services
    • Land subdivision
    • Use (zoning) districts
    • Mixed-use districts
    • Live-work districts
    • Planned unit development
    • Traditional neighborhood districts
  • Number of questions: 14 sections, with up to 15 questions per section
  • Scale of each rated component: Yes/No with room for comments
  • Summary score: No

See more scorecards to help evaluate municipal-level policies, specific projects, and community components on EPA's Smart Growth Scorecards page.

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