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Proposed Design Guidelines Amendment:
See Section 2 - Core Area for new mid-rise policies that were adopted by City Council on October 4, 2005

INTRODUCTION (Updated February 2010)

SECTION 1 - NEIGHBORHOOD DESIGN
1.1 Neighborhood Design
1.2 Streets and Public Ways
1.3 Streetscapes
1.4 Transit

SECTION 2 - CORE AREA (Updated January 2011)
2.1 Downtown Area Introduction and Policies
2.2 Public Streets
2.3 Buildings
2.4 Historic Districts Within the Downtown Area and Station Area
2.5 Plazas and Open Spaces
2.6 Street Furnishings Palette

SECTION 3 - RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL BEYOND THE CORE AREA
3.1 Single-Family Residential
3.2 Multiple-Family Residential
3.3 Retail Centers & Commercial Districts
3.4 Business and Light Industrial Parks

SECTION 4 - SPECIAL DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS (Updated October 2012)
4.1 Landscaping
4.2 Off-Street Parking
4.3 Infill Development
4.4 Creeks, Riparian Corridors, and Storm Drainage
4.5 Hillside Considerations
4.6 City Entries and Highway Corridors
4.7 Historic Districts
4.8 Signs
4.9 Mendocino Avenue Corridor Plan
4.10 North Santa Rosa Station Area Specific Plan

References
Illustration Credits

APPENDICES
A. Chapter 17-24 of the City Code - Trees
B. Water Efficient Landscape Policy
C. 3D Visual Analysis Requirerments
D. Off-Street Parking Table
E. Very High Fire Severity Requirements and Map
F. Standards for Rehabilitation

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