From the Planning and Development Department
Design Guidelines were adopted by City Council after three years of intense community collaboration. City Council approved the Design Guidelines on July 25, and they will be in place by October. These guidelines set objective rules for development and redevelopment in the Historic Heights East, West, and South Historic Districts.
"The criteria for appropriate changes to historic properties in these districts are now clearly laid out. These guidelines make the design process more predicable for applicants, property owners, and Planning staff," according to Matt Kriegl, the City's Historic Preservation Officer.
The three year engagement process involved hundreds of residents and property owners, dozens of community meetings, and an in-depth survey of property owner preferences. Visit the project page for more information on the guidelines.