“The Starkville Experience”


Program chairman Hays Burchfield welcomes guest speaker Buddy Sanders to the May 5 meeting of the Eupora Rotary Club. Sanders, community development director for the city of Starkville, gave a presentation on “The Starkville Experience.” He discussed the city’s development of form-based code — a means of regulating development to achieve a specific urban form — to create a better physical and visual connection between Mississippi State University, the Cotton District and downtown. Since the adoption of FBC, the Russell Street corridor has become an attractive spot for development because of its increased capacity for higher-density development.