There are two types of zoning in the city of Chattanooga. One is the Euclidean zoning found in most city limits. The other type of zoning is form-based code (FBC) zoning with central code. The FBC zones were developed with regulations and standards framed to promote an urban development form that aligns with the vision and policies established in the Downtown, ML King, Southside and North Shore plans.
These plans define a vision of growth that is urban, mixed-use, walkable, friendly to the neighborhood and that contributes to a high-quality public environment.