Starkville Unified Development Code
Starkville, MS (2017)
Located in Northeast Mississippi, Starkville is the home of Mississippi State University - with an enrollment of 20,000 students. Starkville has a well-preserved and vibrant downtown, as well as the Cotton District, a residential and mixed-use area that has been recognized nationally as a model for incremental New Urbanism. Despite Starkville’s assets, it still has challenges, including strip commercial corridors and poorly designed housing developments attempting to keep pace with student housing demands. Because Starkville’s last comprehensive plan was prepared in 2005, The Walker Collaborative was hired to lead a multidisciplinary team to prepare a new plan. Following adoption of the comprehensive plan, the same consultant team rewrote all of the City’s zoning ordinances, subdivision regulations, and related development codes, including completion of their form-based code section.