Category Archives: SmartCode for Brevard

Rockledge Walkability Plan, Post #8 – Human-Scaled Streets


Barry Watkins, 18 Jul 2018 When it comes to our streets I think we can all agree we want them to be practical and safe. I think they should also be attractive and pleasant to drive on and to walk … Continue reading

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Rockledge Walkability Plan, Post #7 – Allow Positive Changes


Barry Watkins, 9 Jul 2018 “Let them evolve!” This needs to be our cry for our neighborhoods in Rockledge. Our existing land development codes and zoning were designed to freeze development in stone the way they were originally built and … Continue reading

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Rockledge Walkability Plan, Post #6 – Village Concept Plan


Barry Watkins, 6 Jul 2018 Here’s a stab at a conceptual walkable village plan for the city of Rockledge. This is just a very preliminary concept plan that I put together as a way of facilitating our conversation on how … Continue reading

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Rockledge Walkability Plan, Post #5 – Mixed-Use Zoning


Barry Watkins, 13 June 2018 Conventional Land Development Codes, like the current codes that govern most of the City of Rockledge, tend to create single-use pods of development that hyper-separate office uses from retail, retail from residential, single-family residential from … Continue reading

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Rockledge Walkability Plan, Post #4 – Town Centers


Barry Watkins, 10 June 2018 While we are planning Village Centers around the city let’s also think about Town Centers. Town Centers can be designed to serve a larger area and provide regionally important amenities. One important function of a … Continue reading

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Rockledge Walkability Plan, Post #3 – Walkable Centers


Barry Watkins, 7 June 2018 Rockledge needs some walkable centers. Within the city limits we can plan walkable village and town centers within an easy 10min walk of homes to meet the daily needs of residents by spacing them about … Continue reading

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Rockledge Walkability Plan, Post #2 – Complete, Compact, and Connected Villages


Barry Watkins, 5 June 2018 A walkable city is made up of walkable neighborhoods and villages that are complete, compact, and connected. Complete neighborhoods contain elements that help to meet residents’ daily needs like shopping, doctor’s offices, parks, schools, etc. … Continue reading

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