Urban Design Guidelines

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The Urban Design Element of the General Plan includes a comprehensive list of urban design issues that must be considered and addressed by new development. The goals, objectives, policies and principles set forth in the General Plan are intended to improve the City’s image and strengthen the public and private realm.

On September 5, 2000, the City Council approved the Urban Design Guidelines for the City of Huntington Beach consistent with the Urban Design Element of the General Plan.

Urban Design Guidelines promote high quality development that will:

Urban Design Guidelines

Chapter 1: User Guide to the Urban Design Guidelines Manual (.pdf-233KB)

Chapter 2: Single-Family Detached Residential (.pdf-363KB)

Chapter 3: Multi-Family Residential (.pdf-253KB)

Chapter 4: General Commercial (.pdf-551KB)

Chapter 5: Downtown/Main Street Commercial (.pdf-819KB)

Chapter 6: Special Consideration Commercial Guidelines (.pdf-265KB)

Chapter 7: Industrial/Business Park (.pdf-195KB)

Chapter 8: Signs (.pdf-240KB)

Chapter 9: Streetscape Guidelines (.pdf-56KB)

Chapter 10: Public Art Guidelines (.pdf-110KB)

Chapter 11: District-Specific Guidelines (.pdf-491KB)

URBAN DESIGN GUIDELINES CHECKLISTS

Chapter 2: Single-Family Detached Residential (.pdf-420KB)

Chapter 3: Multi-Family Residential (.pdf-399KB)

Chapter 4: General Commercial (.pdf-445KB)

Chapter 5: Downtown/Main Street Commercial (.pdf-602KB)

Chapter 6: Special Consideration Design Guidelines (.pdf-280KB)

Chapter 7: Industrial/Business Park (.pdf-427KB)

Chapter 8: Signs (.pdf-215KB)





Did you know?

The Huntington Beach Fire Department conducts free home fire safety inspections for seniors.  You can also get a free smoke detector with a 10 year battery and carbon monoxide detector installed.  This free service is provided by Project SHIP senior home inspection program volunteers. You can schedule an appointment online or call 714-374-1615.


Contact Information

City of Huntington Beach
Planning Division
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA
Phone: (714) 536-5271
Fax: (714) 374-1648
Email:

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