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Planning: Design Guidelines Documents

The Neighborhood Compatibility documents consist of two parts: Neighborhood Compatibility Guidelines and Multi-Family Residential Design Guidelines.

The purpose of the Neighborhood Compatibility Guidelines is, as the name implies, to ensure compatibility of new homes and additions with the surrounding neighborhood. It is meant to provide guidance for homeowners and city staff for review of proposals for new homes and additions to existing homes.

The purpose of the Multi-Family Residential Design Guidelines is to encourage high quality multi-family development that emphasizes safety, livability and long-term viability. The Guidelines include an Introduction and six sections: Site Planning, Circulation and Parking, Building Design, Landscaping, Miscellaneous Site Elements and Safety.

In addition to the guideline documents described and linked above, the City also reviews proposed development against the following guidelines: