Category Archives: SmartCode for Brevard

So, What’s All This About?


Barry Watkins 11/6/2015 Our ultimate goal here at Walkable Brevard is to basically completely re-vamp the way we build things in our county. See, we’ve been doing it pretty much 180 degrees the wrong way since the mid-20th century with … Continue reading

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County OKs Viera Company‚Äôs request for more homes, fewer offices – VieraToday – July 2015


http://www.vieravoice.com/Viera-Daily-Blog/July-2015/County-OKs-Viera-Companys-request-for-more-homes-fewer-offices/ OR…zone mixed-use and allow the owners maximum flexibility! The SmartCode being adopted and applied here would allow this by right! The people of Brevard need to speak louder. We need to mandate that most new development in Brevard be … Continue reading

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The “Horrors” of Mixed-Use


What are some people so afraid of when we mention mixing commercial and residential uses? Well, the picture above is a good illustration of why many people think mixing the two is a bad idea! So, what if we could … Continue reading

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SmartCode NOW! (Overcoming Some Misconceptions)


Barry Watkins 7/2/15 A few years ago, I became a huge fan of the SmartCode, the New Urbanist Model Land Development Code. I went to a 3-day workshop down in South Beach Miami. Andres Duany and his wife Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk … Continue reading

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Walkable Villages in Cocoa Beach #2


We can create Walkable Villages for Cocoa Beach with the SmartCode’s Transect zoning. Assign the T-5 Main Street zone where we want walkable village centers to develop, and over time nasty old sprawl commercial will get replaced with high-quality walkable … Continue reading

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A Walkable and Bikeable City in 2 Easy Steps!


2 Easy Steps to a Walkable and Bikeable City: 1) Adopt the SmartCode, 2) Do what it says! https://walkablebrevard.wordpress.com/why-we-desperately-need-the-smartcode/ #Brevard #Walking #Biking

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Building Bridges


Barry Watkins, 4/17/2015 I’m going to have to apologize for something. I have been too hard on some of the players in the development process, and I see the need to change my tone. In many of my writings on … Continue reading

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