Flomaton looks toward future

Mayor wants big crowd next Thursday as town looks at Form Based Code concept

Flomaton Mayor Dewey Bondurant Jr., said next Thursday's meeting with John Robert Smith to discuss Smart Growth America's Form Based Code concept could be the biggest thing to happen in Flomaton for the next 50 years.

Smith, who used the Form Based Code to transform downtown Meridian, Miss., during his 16-year tenure as mayor of that city, now serves as chairman of T4 America and is the policy advisor for Smart Growth America.

Bondurant said the Form Based Code is a concept to develop land use plans to enable cities to prosper, without zoning.

Smith will arrive in Flomaton next Wednesday and t...