Design guidelines are written to give design guidance to developers, and to provide planning agencies with criteria for evaluating proposed developments and changes. They are usually written to address specific historic and conservation districts, and may supplement or replace more general community-wide design standards that are contained in the community's development code.

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  • Portland : Lloyd Crossing : Sustainable urban design plan & catalyst project (2004) 

    Portland (Or.); Portland Development Commission; Mithun Architects + Designers + Planners; KPFF Consulting Engineers; GreenWorks PC; SolArc; Heartland (Firm); Urbsworks; Interface Engineering; Walsh Construction Company; ID, Inc. (Portland Development Commission, 2004-07-01)
    The Portland Development Commission (PDC) has sponsored this study in order to examine the benefits of an integration of urban design strategies, green infrastructure opportunities, shared building systems: innovative ...
  • Portland : Concept design : the midtown blocks (1999) 

    Portland (Or.); Portland Development Commission (Portland Development Commission, 1999-05-18)
    The first phase of the Midtown Blocks project is one small contribution to the Mission of the Central City. The “Urban Garden Blocks” on Park and 9th Avenues between Morrison and Washington provide an active retail and ...
  • Gresham : Downtown plan district design manual (2009) 

    Gresham (Or.) (City of Gresham (Or.), 2009-07-16)
    The Design Guidelines and Standards contained in the Development Code provide the measures that the Design Commission and staff use to determine a proposal’s success. Where there is a conflict between the provisions of ...
  • Medford : Design guidelines (2006) 

    Medford (Or.) (City of Medford (Or.), 2006-07)
    This Design Guidelines and Review Process manual contains suggested approaches that have been found to be acceptable and establishes a basis upon which all applications will be judged for compatibility and aesthetics. If ...
  • Eugene : Design standards and guidelines for Eugene streets, sidewalks, bikeways and accessways (1999) 

    Eugene (Or.) (City of Eugene (Or.), 1999-11)
    This document contains design standards for arterial, collector and local streets to ensure the safe and efficient operation of each facility type for all users and judicious use of the public space. The standards ...
  • Portland : LEED for neighborhood development (2007) 

    Portland Development Commission; Miller, Terry; Green Building Services; Portland (Or.) (City of Portland (Or.), 2007-07-24)
    [The] LEED ND Rating System Contains: 9 prerequisites; 47 credits that have 100 core points; 5 Innovation Design & Process points; 1 point for having a LEED Accredited Professional involved in the process; total of ...
  • Portland : Seven Corners urban design strategy (2008) 

    Portland (Or.); Portland (Or.). Bureau of Planning and Sustainability; Emmons Architects; Portland (Or.). Bureau of Transportation; Portland (Or.). Bureau of Environmental Services (City of Portland (Or.), 2008-12)
    The goal of this Urban Design Strategy is to identify ways to enhance and support the sense of place of the Seven Corners area in order to realize its potential as a neighborhood center. It also identifies opportunities ...
  • Portland : Design guide for public street improvements (1993) 

    Portland (Or.); Portland (Or.). Office of Transportation; Markesino, Jerry; Portland (Or.). Bureau of Transportation Engineering and Development (Portland (Or.), 1993-10)
    The Bureau of Transportation Engineering and Development (BTED) has developed this Design Guide for Public Street Improvements to help the consulting engineer (Design Engineer) prepare construction drawings for public ...
  • Portland : Urban design strategy (2008) 

    Emmons Architects; Portland (Or.). Bureau of Environmental Services; Portland (Or.). Bureau of Transportation; Portland (Or.). Bureau of Planning and Sustainability; Portland (Or.) (City of Portland (Or.), 2008-12)
    The purpose of the strategy was to resolve outstanding issues identified in the Division Green Street Main Street Plan in advance of the design process for the Division Street reconstruction project that will repave the ...
  • Portland : Public art murals program 

    Regional Arts and Culture Council; Portland (Or.). Bureau of Development Services; Portland (Or.). Bureau of Planning; Portland (Or.) (City of Portland (Or.), 2004-11-08)
    With regard to its public art collection, including public art murals, the City acts as a patron of arts, not as a regulator. This distinguishes this amendment from the old, broader exemption for all murals that was ...
  • Portland : North Pearl District plan urban design & development charette 

    Portland Development Commission; Portland (Or.). Bureau of Planning; Portland (Or.) (City of Portland (Or.), 2007-10)
    The intent of the charrette was to seek stakeholder input into the creation of an urban design framework plan and preferred alternative for zoning amendments regulating the use of height and FAR in the plan area. [From ...
  • Portland : River District design guidelines code commentary 

    Portland (Or.). Bureau of Planning; Portland (Or.) (City of Portland (Or.), 2008-05)
    To maintain consistency with more recently adopted Subdistrict Design Guidelines (e.g. South Waterfront Design Guidelines) and to keep the document concise and simple. [From the Document]
  • Portland : Park Avenue urban design vision 

    Portland (Or.). Bureau of Planning; Portland (Or.) (City of Portland (Or.), 2004-09-29)
    This report summarizes the Bureau of Planning's urban design thinking on and related development approach to the area now known as the Park Avenue District in downtown Portland. The Park Avenue Vision as discussed here ...
  • Monmouth : Design standards and standard plans 

    Monmouth (Or.). Dept. of Public Works; Monmouth (Or.) (City of Monmouth (Or.), 2008-01)
    The purpose of these Design Standards is to provide a consistent policy under which certain physical aspects of street design, storm drains, water distribution design, and sanitary sewer design will be implemented. Most ...
  • Ashland : Engineering design standards for public improvements 

    Medford (Or.); Ashland (Or.) (City of Ashland (Or.), 2006-01-01)
    The goal of the manual is to create a useful, consistent standard for public and semi-public infrastructure design and construction. It is intended to apply primarily to publicly owned infrastructure within Public Rights ...
  • Portland : Urban design assessment 

    Portland (Or.). Bureau of Planning; Portland (Or.) (City of Portland (Or.), 2008-01)
    This work contains only the early pieces leading up to a base urban design framework for Portland's Central City. It contains six seemingly discreet but connected areas of investigation. These include a history of great ...
  • Portland : The infill design toolkit 

    Portland (Or.). Bureau of Planning; Portland (Or.) (City of Portland (Or.), 2008-12)
    This guide is intended to serve as a resource for community members -- builders, designers, neighbors and others -- all who are involved in designing, building, or participating in dialogue about the new development that ...
  • Portland : Kennedy School master plan 

    Pacific Rim Resources, Inc.; Faulkner/Conrad Group; Portland (Or.); Portland Development Commission; Donald B. Genasci & Associates; Cost Planners Inc.; Portland (Or.). Bureau of Housing and Community Development (City of Portland (Or.), 1995-05-24)
    In discussing the future of Kennedy School, the Task Force identified the following vision of a successful development: the school building be "saved" from demolition; some portion of the building be available for ...
  • Portland : Willamette riverbank design notebook 

    Portland (Or.). Bureau of Environmental Services; Inter-Fluve, Inc.; Portland (Or.); GreenWorks PC; ClearWater West; Fishman Environmental Services; Portland Development Commission; KPFF Consulting Engineers (City of Portland (Or.), 2001-05)
    This notebook sets forth a design methodology and range of riverbank design concepts intended to: provide project proponents with a level of permitting certainty to the extent possible; streamline project review and ...
  • Portland : South waterfront greenway design guidelines 

    North Macadam Urban Renewal Advisory Committee; Portland (Or.) (City of Portland (Or.), 2008-04-10)

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