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“Using the New Performance Zoning” by Lane Kendig now on sale

The definitive guide to implementing plans and improving communities by Lane Kendig is now available for sale on Amazon.


Kendig Keast Collaborative (KKC) announced today the release of a new book by KKC founder and leading land use and zoning expert, Lane Kendig. A 95-page paperback guide to the performance zoning approach to implementing plans and improving community character, “Using the New Performance Zoning” is now available on Amazon for $48. An online bonus is included with purchase: a full-color, 535-page, web-based model ordinance, featuring interactive calculators that allow users to practice with and experience the concepts and principles outlined in the book.
“Using the New Performance Zoning” contrasts the ability of performance zoning to implement plans with three other forms of zoning: Euclidian, Conditional and Form-Based. Utilizing a maximum density or minimum floor area ratio to control intensity, it provides essential flexibility and at the same time addresses sustainability by controlling the development of land more efficiently and protecting sequestered carbon and natural resources.
“By intentionally combining density with open space, this model creates districts that actually protect community character,” added Kendig. “Performance zoning encourages rather than prohibits uses and utilizes density incentives or bonuses to encourage developers to meet desired goals.”
The included online companion resource, the Performance Zoning Model Land Development Ordinance, gives users a hands-on opportunity to apply the concepts introduced in the book. The cloud-based software provided by enCodePlusTM includes searchable text, linked definitions, and instant update capacity, and features both zoning and subdivision regulations. Built-in calculators provide examples of the development metrics but allow users to apply and test the calculations to actual sites.

The model offers standards for a range of community character types including unincorporated counties, smaller communities and large cities. Its tools address environmental problems associated with sea level rise, woodland fire hazards, and increasingly, intense storm flooding. Affordable housing is addressed with tools like suggested residential standards, clustering, and bonus techniques compatible with resource protection and quality design.
About Author Lane Kendig
Kendig founded Lane Kendig, Inc. (now Kendig Keast Collaborative) in 1982 as an interdisciplinary firm that provided planning, plan implementation, and design consulting services to regional agencies, communities, county and local governments, and developers. He has experience in land use planning, growth management, housing, environmental planning, zoning and land use controls, site and land design, and impact and feasibility analyses. His projects include comprehensive plans and implementing regulations; zoning, subdivision, and land development regulations; and impact and management systems. After 41 years of practice, Kendig retired, but continues to write and consult in an advisory capacity.
About Kendig Keast Collaborative
Kendig Keast Collaborative is an implementation-based, urban planning consultancy based in Sugar Land, Texas. Its national practice assists communities in planning for, and realizing, their preferred future. KKC provides the necessary policy and spatial planning strategies, tools and techniques to foster positive change. KKC’s unique approach encourages meaningful public engagement, a clear understanding of planning issues and implementation options, and a direct linkage between plans and ordinances to ensure they are grounded in reality, are politically feasible, and are able to be implemented.
For more information on “The New Performance Zoning,” author Lane Kendig or Kendig Keast Collaborative visit To purchase the book on Amazon, click here.

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