Norma Triangle Overlay District and Design Guidelines
The Norma Triangle Single-Family Design project includes Neighborhood Overlay District (NOD) and design guidelines documents that set a vision for the future of the Norma Triangle neighborhood within West Hollywood. The overlay provides specific standards for the neighborhood, while the design guidelines let homeowners and architects know what is expected regarding overall design, massing, scale, and proportions. The quality of materials and details are also addressed by the guidelines. The key to developing appropriate development standards and design guidelines lies in a collaborative relationship between the community, City decision makers, and the planning team. This project was successful because of an extensive outreach process comprised of community workshops, a working group, and project website that yielded a document that reflects the goals, values, and priorities of the community.