Design Review

The City implements a design review program to ensure quality housing, maintain property values, stabilize neighborhoods, and improve quality of life. For standard projects, the City’s Residential Design Guidelines provide objective standards and graphics to illustrate the preferred methods of planning, neighborhood design, and construction for subdivisions, open space and landscaping, lots and buildings, architecture, and other aspects. For certain infill projects in the Downtown or other focus areas of the community, the City may adopt a PUD ordinance or Planned Residential Development Overlay to provide for more flexibility in design. Specific Plans provide another means to address the design of large-scale projects. The General Plan update will also include a Community Design Element that provides unifying and broader principles of community design.