After two years of comprehensive planning and community participation at its June 10, 2016 meeting, the Board unanimously adopted the Regional Urban Design Guidelines (“RUDG”). This significant action was the culmination of a comprehensive Base Reuse Plan (“BRP”) policy development process led by the Board-appointed RUDG Task Force and FORA staff, with the support from a nationally recognized inter-disciplinary consulting team.
Following unanimous RUDG Task Force recommendation at the June 1 meeting, FORA staff is pleased to include the Final Draft RUDG for Board consideration at the June 10, 2016 meeting.
The FORA Board formally approved the RUDG contract with Dover, Kohl & Partners at the August 8, 2014 Meeting.
In June of 2014, the Regional Urban Design Guidelines Task Force reviewed interview ranking criteria of the three qualified teams participating in the Request for Proposal stage. After staff reference confirmation/review, at the June 27 meeting, the Task Force unanimously recommended that the FORA Board select the team led by Dover-Kohl & Partners to complete the regional urban design guidelines project. The FORA Board unanimously approved the Task Force’s recommendation at the July 11, 2014 meeting.
A Request for Qualifications was released in March of 2014, followed by a Request for Proposals released on May 5, 2014 to a group of finalist teams that were selected by a review panel and invited to participate in a competitive proposal process.
The Post Reassessment 2014 Work Plan, including RUDG completion funding, was accepted and approved by the FORA Board at the February 13, 2014 meeting.
Published in 2012, the Reassessment Report is a legislatively required BRP progress report. Required BRP policies and programs were reviewed and yet-to-be completed items were identified. Under the heading of Category III: Implementation of Policies & Programs, incomplete RUDG were identified for the each of the FORA Land Use Jurisdictions.
This document provides a set of design guidelines for the creation of design standards and zoning ordinances by jurisdictions with authority along the 3-mile California Highway 1 stretch of the former Fort Ord. These guidelines will also serve as the basis for future Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) consistency determination review of legislative, land use, and project approvals submitted by affected jurisdictions, as required by state law. FORA, as obligated by the provisions of the 1997 adopted Fort Ord Base Reuse Plan (BRP) and the accompanying Environmental Impact Report, has prepared these Highway 1 Design Corridor Design Guidelines (Design Guidelines).
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