Santa Clarita Community Character Design Guidelines

The City of Santa Clarita hired RRM Design Group to create its Citywide Architectural Design Guidelines. The Guidelines designate consistent, high-quality architectural design for developments and private improvements throughout the City, and serve as a tool for developers and property owners to address community demands while balancing project economics. To research the community’s design preferences, RRM gathered input from the Architectural Design Guidelines Review Committee, the BIA, and local developers. They also conducted a camera survey to retrieve high-quality architectural styles within the Santa Clarita Valley. The RRM Team incorporated sustainable building practices, Smart Growth, Transit Oriented Development, and Mixed-Use design principles into the document.


Best Practices Award
– American Planning Association (APA), California Chapter

Outstanding Planning Award, Planning Outside Orange County by an Orange County Firm
– American Planning Association (APA), California Chapter, Orange County Section

Planning Excellence Award, Best Practice
– American Planning Association (APA), California Chapter, Los Angeles Section

 “I…wanted to let you know how impressed I am with the quality and completeness of the document. Excellent work!”
– Ken Striplin, City Manager, City of Santa Clarita

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