- Make investing in Vallejo easier through a clear expression of Vallejo’s vision and expectations for development in various areas of the city.
- Provide a code that is clear, approachable, and easy to use.
- Remove obstacles to high-quality development such as unnecessary or inefficient procedures and standards.
- Feature form-based zoning for areas slated for major change or where the existing physical character needs to be protected.
Zoning Code Diagnosis
The diagnosis of the Vallejo Zoning Code (Title 16) informs the future rewrite of the code. The Code Diagnosis Memo, which summarizes and evaluates the Vallejo Zoning Code, can be found here.
The analysis of the existing character of Vallejo focuses on both the macro-scale (i.e. residential neighborhoods, commercial districts, corridors, etc.) and the micro-scale (i.e. street character, building character and setbacks, etc.). The micro-scale analysis relates to the “walkable urban” areas of the City, which is the focus of the Form-Based Code. The process for the micro-scale analysis, including a preliminary generalized map of Vallejo’s walkable urban areas, can be found here.