After the on-site charette in 2000, the planning team returned to their offices to finish work on the documents needed to implement the Central Hercules Plan. The resulting documents formed the Plan Instruments that set forth the specific, detailed, actionable vision for Central Hercules. These documents formed the regulatory armature for the next generation of development in Central Hercules and became the common tools to be used by developers, City staff, City policy makers, and citizens. The documents, some of which are adopted by ordinance, comprise a "typological urban design code," commonly referred to as a “form-based code.” Hercules was the first California city to enact such a code.
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