A new type of zoning worries residents

(RECAP: A new form of proposed zoning has some in Charlottesville on edge, worried that it could be used to force out poorer residents. Nearly 200 people attended an information session last week at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center to learn about form-based code, a different type of zoning ordinance that focuses on a building’s size and style instead of its use. In 2012, about 3,000 people were living in the city’s Strategic Investment Area, with a median household income of $28,309. The current median income for the city is $84,100, according to the Virginia Housing Development Authority.)