Calabasas General Plan Update
The City of Calabasas hired RRM Design Group, in collaboration with Rincon Consultants, to prepare the community’s 2008 General Plan Update. RRM provided public outreach, meeting facilitation, and urban design services for the Update. RRM devised an outreach campaign that improved citizen participation, including several public workshops, stakeholder interviews, productive advisory committee meetings, a multi-day design charrette, project website support, a custom community survey, and press releases. After gaining consensus on the Update’s general direction, RRM guided the urban design effort by providing concept plans in 3-D models, site plans, and architectural and urban design guidelines to illustrate concepts to town citizens. In addition, RRM developed conceptual design plans for several potential housing sites in support of the proposed Housing Element. The Plan was unanimously approved by the City Council in December 2008.