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Design Guidelines, Public Education and Outreach

Town of June Lake

June Lake, California

An inclusive, interactive and informed community-based design process was used in June Lake, Mono County to develop community- wide design guidelines including housing, downtown and streetscape. One of the goals was to create a highly connected street network providing for appropriate traffic distribution, safe pedestrian and cycling conditions, barrier free access and potential future transit. Another goal was to strengthen the tourist economy by stimulating development of year-round recreation facilities, and retain a diversity of businesses while protecting natural and scenic resources.

This work was started with the Sierra Business Council (SBC) in 2001 and continues today as Regional Planning Partners is leading the citizens advisory committee through a public peer review design process on a proposed ski village along Highway 158.

The Community Design Guidelines are intended to provide a framework for future development, as well as to clearly define the desired visual character of the area.

The preparation of the Guidelines involved a community-based planning process. The process was guided by a Community Design Committee (CDC) and included community workshops. The Community Design Committee: The local county supervisor appointed 19 representatives to a CDC as sponsors for the process. The CDC included property and business owners, AC members, Chamber of Commerce members, and other residents. The CDC was charged with community outreach, sponsoring workshops, acting as a “sounding board” for principles and concepts, and forwarding recommendations to the planning commission.



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