As Antioch experienced significant residential, commercial and industrial growth, the City recognized the need for new design guidelines that ensure that new development utilizes high quality design, materials and construction and is enmeshed in the history and character of the community.  Antioch served  as  a  bedroom  community  for  the major  job  centers  of  the  San  Francisco  Bay Area and focused on becoming a more dynamic and diverse city. The growth in local employment, greater variety in the housing types and the reemergence of historic Rivertown provided many opportunities to make Antioch a vibrant city with a strong quality of life.

Through work with a steering committee and the use of an on-line visual preference survey, our Downtown Solutions team prepared design guideliens that are easy to understand for a variety of audiences, simplify the design review and entitlement process and are flexible and fair.