Cerritos Residential Design Manual
The City of Cerritos is experiencing an influx of residential remodels that are out of scale with the surrounding context and that possess architectural features such as front entry elements that conflict with the existing building style and character. In an effort to respond to neighborhood outcry and an effort to provide quality design direction, the City hired RRM Design Group to prepare a residential design manual (RDM). The RDM serves to guide the design of single-family residential projects in the Cerritos including room additions, exterior remodels, new residences, and replacement residences on existing developed properties. The RDM contains pictorial and verbal descriptions of acceptable and/or unacceptable architectural designs and will be used as a tool by homeowners, designers, architects, and design review personnel to achieve high-quality residential architectural design that is compatible with and complementary to existing Cerritos neighborhoods.