Despite their value to a neighborhood streetscape and a city’s bottom line, small buildings are not the easiest development projects to get financed and approved, especially for the novice. Having worked many years in development (from angles of construction, architecture, and finance) John Anderson has identified pathways of least resistance to get a building from concept to reality. Anderson will explore financial tools and design parameters that underlie what he calls the “Dart Art of Development.” His lifetime of experience has revealed to him the landmines and opportunities within existing building code, mortgage policy, and zoning practice. Through the years, Anderson has developed what he believes to be a no-brainer for the aspiring small developer: the Form Follows Finance Fourplex. In describing what makes this building work, he shares the parameters within which a small developer can be creative. Most importantly, Anderson’s understanding of great urban places ensures that his recommendations for small developers translate into buildings that act as good neighbors.