Form Based Overlay

The purpose of Form-Based Overlays are to promote the health, safety and general welfare of the areas governed by them through prescriptive, context-sensitive development standards that stem from adopted plans and policies found in the Comprehensive Plan of Tippecanoe County. These standards are designed to promote the economic well-being of an area and enhance the functionality of the pedestrian-oriented public realm in ways that are more achievable than if the development standards in an overlay’s underlying zones were used exclusively. The intent is to establish a framework for creating a unified and cohesive community within an overlay that is also compatible with the neighborhoods immediately surrounding that overlay. To that end, future development and/or redevelopment activity within an overlay should adhere to the plans and policies found in the Comprehensive Plan of Tippecanoe County that are specific to that overlay. (Unified Zoning Ordinance Section 7-1-2-a)




Form Based Overlay Related Documents