TOWN CENTER PLANNED DEVELOPMENT ZONE REGULATIONSCITY OF YORBA LINDA

For over 15 years, the residents of Yorba Linda knew they wanted something better for their sleepy town center.  After several false starts, the community finally coalesced behind a graphic vision plan.

Once the vision was in place, the City needed the necessary zoning and design regulations to implement the atmosphere residents saw in the vision.  The consultant selected would need to be sensitive to the design nuances of what makes a downtown pedestrian environment work.

Downtown Solutions prepared a visually appealing Smart Code (form-based hybrid) for the Town Center.  By taking the community’s vision and preparing regulations that were more form-based, the solution was a series of easily understood regulations that guide future intensity and building design.

Planning Commissioners and City Council members alike praised the final product.  Cited for its ease of use and downtown sensitivity, the plan was unanimously supported by both bodies.