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 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 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 Historic Resources Board has organized a Historic Walking Tour of Downtown Huntington Beach? Pick up your walking tour brochure today on the 3rd floor of City Hall! Check out the Historic Huntington Beach webpage for more information!