Huntington Beach Downtown Specific Plan
The City of Huntington Beach Departments of Economic Development and Planning contracted RRM Design Group to update the Downtown Specific Plan. The purpose of the update was to potentially modify development thresholds and develop land use provisions and urban design guidelines that support and encourage mixed-use development. The Plan incorporates an updated Downtown Parking Master Plan, utilizing shared-use parking strategies and other innovative approaches to regulate parking. The Specific Plan will be a catalyst to promote development on underutilized parcels and ultimately sets the stage for a vibrant pedestrian-oriented downtown incorporating a mix of residential, retail, hotel, and dining uses. The Plan was adopted by City Council in January 2009 and certified by the California Coastal Commission in October 2011.