Santa Maria Downtown Specific Plan and Design Guidelines

Engaging local Hispanic and Mixteco populations in the planning process, RRM Design Group prepared a unique Downtown Specific Plan to help make Santa Maria’s Downtown a primary Central Coast destination. The Plan, funded by a grant from Caltrans, was designed to create a pedestrian and transit-oriented model for urban planning. Responding to the needs of Downtown businesses, pedestrians, and the established agriculture industry, the Plan’s precise design standards include livable community concepts, mixed-use opportunities, traffic calming and control tactics, revitalization of an existing mall, recovery of deteriorating Downtown housing stock, and business attraction, retention and expansion strategies. 

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