What are Design Guidelines?
Design guidelines are regulations applied to development projects. They intend for projects to upgrade physical attractiveness; be compatible with neighbors; promote safety, security and livability; be environmentally responsible; and promote health and pedestrian activity.
Design guidelines address a variety of topics:
- Site Planning: Orientation to the street, location of driveways, entries
- Site Design: Landscaping, lighting, and pedestrian open space
- Building Design: Character, architectural elements, details, and materials
Downtown Design Guidelines Update
The City is updating the design guidelines for downtown. This action was recommended in the Downtown Strategy to simplify the organization, promote a more urban design quality and be compatible with the strategy’s character areas.
Draft Design Guidelines
With help from a technical work group, City staff and consultants from MAKERS have prepared a working draft of the new guidelines. This version considers all comments received through April 2018. Planners are completing a technical review before the Planning Commission's public hearing draft is complete. The Commission is expected to hold a public hearing this fall.
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