Planning Division

Design Review

The purpose of Design Review is to ensure that designs of projects that are subject to review will result in improvements that are visually and functionally appropriate to their site conditions and harmonious with their surroundings, including natural landforms and vegetation. The Design Review process promotes and encourages high quality architecture, design and site planning. New buildings, exterior changes to existing buildings, or the installation of permanent signage requires Design Review approval.

The Citywide Design Guidelines provide guidance on design for streetscapes, commercial and residential projects. The provisions of the Design Guidelines are applicable to any new buildings, additions, exterior alterations, landscaping, and modification to an approved landscaping plan or parking lot design. These guidelines do not affect existing buildings that are not proposed for new construction, exterior alterations, landscaping, or changes in the parking lot layout.

Citywide Design Guidelines

Multi-Family Objective Design Standards

The Antioch Multi-Family Objective Design Standards provide key, objective requirements for the development of multi-family residential and mixed-use development on sites zoned for multi-family housing in the City. Objective design standards are written to have “no personal or subjective judgment by a public official and is uniformly verifiable by reference to an external and uniform benchmark or criterion available and knowable by both the development applicant and the public official prior to submittal.” The goal of these objective design standards is to provide a clear and straight forward application and approval process for multi-family housing construction within the City.

Multi-Family Objective Design Standards

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