Applications for development in the Blue Hill District are subject to the Blue Hill District Design Guidelines, adopted by Town Council on May 23, 2018. The Design Guidelines can be downloaded in the links below.
For questions on the Design Guidelines, please contact Corey Liles in the Long-Range Planning Division at email@example.com. Read below for background on the process for developing the Design Guidelines
Project Status: Implementation
The purpose of the Blue Hill District Design Guidelines project is to establish and maintain a consistent and cohesive design aesthetic for the Blue Hill District (formerly known as the Ephesus/Fordham District).
Following creation and implementation of the design guidelines, applicants for development will be able to use this guidance in preparing projects for the Community Design Commission's review.
Further, the project will establish a set of review criteria for the Community Design Commission to use in determining the appropriateness of design proposals in the Blue Hill District.
The Town has engaged Winter & Company to assist with the Design Guidelines project.
What are some of the possible community benefits that could result from this project?
Review criteria for the Community Design Commission to utilize in considering Certificates of Appropriateness
Clearer expectations and guidance for property owners looking to redevelop
How does this project relate to other projects within the Blue Hill District?
Town Council opened a public hearing to on the Design Guidelines and associated LUMO text amendments on April 18, 2018. The Final Public Draft considered at the hearing reflected feedback received from Town Council, public workshops, online surveys, and multiple citizen Advisory Boards and Commissions.
The process for crafting the Design Guidelines is organized into 4 steps, outlined below with public outreach opportunities identified for each
Spring 2017: Setting the Stage - Identifying design review issues
Meetings with Community Design Commission/Planning Commission and District Property Owners
Summer 2017: Developing the Framework - Document organization and general principles
Public Workshops, Meeting withCommunity Design Commission/Planning Commission
Online Survey - See Overview of Survey Results
Fall 2017: Developing the Guidelines and Standards
Public Workshops, Meetings with Community Design Commission/Planning Commission and District Property Owners, Second Online Survey
Winter/Spring 2018: Adoption and Implementation
Council Preview of Design Guidelines
Text Amendment process with anticipated Council Adoption (incorporating Design Guidelines into the LUMO)
Training/Piloting for Community Design Commission
Meetings and Public Participation
May 9, 2017 - Introductory meeting with the Community Design Commission and Planning Commission