|Single Family Design|
The City of Oakdale has determined that all new development shall compliment and enhance the physical form of our community. It is our expectation that new development will address issues of community, place and identity through the thoughtful placement of neighborhoods, open spaces, streets and land use. Our desire is to integrate many of the basic principles of community design common in traditional neighborhoods, with modern home-building technologies and market realities to create vital and distinctive places to live and call “home”.
In 1995, following adoption of a new General Plan for the City, the Oakdale Planning Commission and City Council acknowledged that property owners, developers, and builders would best be able to meet the City’s expectations for enhancing its community design if these expectations were clearly identified through adopted principles or standards. The Commission and Council considered and adopted by Resolution a set of design principles to guide the future expansion and development of Oakdale’s urban form. These design principles, based upon the nationally-recognized Ahwahnee Principles Toward More Livable Communities, are identified as Oakdale’s Specific Plan Design Principles.
In 2003 the Oakdale City Council adopted a comprehensive set of Design Expectations to implement the vision embodied within the City’s Specific Plan Design Principles specifically addressing the development of new single-family residential neighborhoods. The text and illustrations contained herein give a clearer picture of the design expectations of the Planning Commission and City Council in actual application. Nore information describing the intent of the Design Expectations is discussed in the Introduction section of the document itself.
While this document is not intended to represent “mandatory” requirements, it does graphically portray the principles for sustainable development that are clearly expected by the City of Oakdale. While these design guidelines and expectations provide for increased flexibility among a number of different design concepts, the expectation that each developer comply with the overall intent of the design expectations is not optional.
A printed copy of the City of Oakdale's Single Family Design Expectations is available for view or purchase at the public counter in the Community Development office. Cost for purchasing a printed copy is $15. You may also view and download a PDF version of the Single Family Residential Design Expectations by clicking on the link provided below.
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