Development Services Department

240 West Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA 91007

Tel: (626) 574-5415

Jason Kruckeberg
Assistant City Manager/ Development Services Director

Hours of Operation
Monday -Thursday
   7:30 a.m.– 5:30 p.m.
Friday (Closed alternate Fridays)
   7:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.

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Design Guidelines 4 

In 2017, the City hired RRM Design Group to assist with updating and modernizing the City's design guidelines for all of the following development types: Single-Family Residential, Multiple-Family Residential, Commercial/Mixed Use, Industrial, and Signage. The primary goal of this update is to provide clear guidance on how to address fundamental architectural and site design issues within all of the development types and architectural styles found throughout the City. In addition, through this process, the City has also updated the City's Homeowners' Association (HOA) design guidelines, and the architectural design review properties for properties found within the five established HOAs (found in Resolution No. 6770). The Design Guidelines have been updated to better serve as a tool for property owners, developers, design professionals, staff, HOAs, the Planning Commission, and the City Council to encourage high design standards to create timeless architecture that enhances the City's image, pride, and quality of life.

The Updated Design Guidelines are now available for public review as a Draft. You may view the draft Design Guidelines, revised Homeowners' Resolution, and all the associated text amendments below.

1. Draft Single-Family Design Guidelines - June 2019

2. Draft Multiple-Family Design Guidelines - June 2019

3. Draft Commercial/Mixed Use Guidelines - June 2019

4. Draft Industrial Guidelines - June 2019

5. Draft Sign Guidelines - June 2019

6. Amended Homeowners' Association (HOA) Resolution - June 2019

7. Associated Text Amendments for the Amended HOA Resolution (Development  Code Divisions 2, 7, and 8) - June  2019

Hard copies of all the guidelines and documents are also available for review at City Hall, Planning Division, at 240 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, or at the Arcadia Public Library at 20 W. Duarte Road, Arcadia. The Development Services Department welcomes your comments during the review period and encourages you to attend the upcoming Planning Commission meeting that will take place on:

Planning Commission Regular Meeting

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 5:00 PM

City Council Chambers, 240 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia

Public Hearing Notice- Planning Commission Meeting (August 27, 2019)

        Staff report for the Design Guidelines Update, the proposed   text amendment, and changes to Resolution No. 6770 


Community Meeting (July 23, 2019)

Design Guidelines Update- Community Meeting Presentation