The future of Downtown Orinda has been a high priority for the community for many years. The City would love to hear from you as the continuum of downtown planning efforts grows with the development of a Downtown Precise Plan (DPP). The DPP is intended to revitalize downtown and stimulate housing production by increasing allowable residential densities in the Downtown Commercial zoning district and allowing multi-family residential developments in the Downtown Office zoning district.
While the DPP certainly relates and builds on the momentum of the recently-adopted Downtown Streetscape Master Plan, better known as ConnectOrinda, its focus is different. Unlike ConnectOrinda, which identified streetscape and transportation projects to beautify and improve travel modes in the public realm, the DPP involves the development regulations for private property. The DPP would update the City’s downtown development standards and create objective design standards for multi-family residential and mixed-use projects.
Visit the Plan Orinda website for up-to-date information, resources, public participation activities, and more related to the Downtown Precise Plan.