Board realizes Form-Based Code needs work

Photo: Maisy Nielsen The Planning Commission during the Feb. 24 meeting recommended two special-use-permits for commercial marijuana provision centers in Meridian Township, moving it front of the board. After the initial presentation on Form-Based Code (FBC) to the Board of Trustees at the Feb. 18 meeting, the Planning Commission decided to pursue the project’s proposal in a more direct way. 

During the commission’s Feb. 24 meeting, members were forced to confront how they felt about using the code in the township after receiving ‘lukewarm’ reactions from the Board, Planning Commissioner Ken Lane said. 

According to, the definition of FBC is to “restore time-tested forms of  urbanization .