The City Design Team and a consultant team are currently updating the Downtown Design Guidelines and Standards document ("Design Guidelines"). The link below opens the draft document:
The Design Guidelines cover the design review process, site context and design, public realm, building massing and architecture, ground floor design, transit access, parking, view corridors, pedestrian and bicycle connectivity, materials and colors, lighting, signage, façade treatment, bird safety design, and transitions to existing lower intensity and historic buildings.
When approved by Council, this document will replace the 2004 Downtown Design Guidelines and supplement the 2014 Diridon Station Area Plan Design Guidelines:
Downtown Design Guidelines, 2004
Diridon Station Area Plan (design guideline section), 2014