Guiding Documents


In addition to the Zoning and Development Code, Comprehensive Plan, Subarea Plans, and Redevelopment Plans (WRURA), there are other documents which are used to guide physical development and policy decisions in the community.

NRS.jpg Opens in new windowFinal NRS Report Cover - thumbnail - drop shadow Opens in new windowCity Council originally adopted the Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy (NRS) as an amendment to the city's Comprehensive Plan on July 25, 2005.  In 2018, a year-long process was initiated to update the NRS.  This included robust public input led by a 26-member citizen steering committee.  City Council adopted the updated NRS document by resolution on July 22, 2019.

Click for more information on the Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy.  Click the icons at the right to read the original and updated NRS documents. 

The Architectural and Site Design Manual (ASDM) was overhauled and approved by City Council on July 16, 2012. This document provides architectural and site design requirements for new development throughout the city.  The ASDM was updated most recently in April 2017.
The Streetscape Design Manual (SDM) adopted by City Council on March 28, 2011, through Ordinance 1481, establishes streetscape design requirements (such as sidewalks and street trees) for the public right-of-way adjacent to private property.  The SDM was updated most recently in March 2021.
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