Commercial Design Ordinance and Guidelines

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Carmel-by-the-Sea
Document Title
Commercial Design Ordinance and Guidelines
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Central Commercial (CC), Service Commercial (SC), Residential/Limited Commercial (RC)
Document Description
The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea proposes to update its Commercial Design Ordinance and Guidlines. The proposed update would change several development standards in the existing ordinance including allowed floor area, minimum setbacks, allowed building coverage, and maximum height. The project would also adopt illustrated design guidelines for the City's design review process. The purpose of the draft ordinance and guidelines is to establish development regulations that will ensure that in-fill projects, replacement buildings, and facade remodels conserve the exemplary design character of the City's commercial districts. The Commercial Design Ordinance and Guidelines will cover all properties within the Central Commercial (CC), Service Commercial (SC), and Residential/Limited Commercial (RC) Districts within the City limits of the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey County, California.

Contact Information

Chip Rerig
Agency Name
City of Carmel-by-the-Sea
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Carmel, Carmel-by-the-Sea
Total Acres
State Highways
Junipero Serra, Stevenson, Carmel High, Carmel Middle, Bay Schoo
Pacific Ocean, Carmel River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency
Development Types
Other (Commercial Design Ordinance and Guidelines)
Local Actions
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Noise, Population/Housing

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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