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					DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN


   Downtown Perris
      Specific Plan




                DRAFT
        November 2009




              Prepared For:
           City of Perris



               Prepared By:
         RBF Consulting/
     Urban Design Studio
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Acknowledgements
City Council
Daryl Busch, Mayor
Mark Yarbough, Mayor Pro-Tem
Rita Rogers
Al Landers
Joanne Evans

Planning Commission
Judy L. Roseen-Haughney, Chair
Dwayne L. Hammond Vice, Chair
Matthew Buck
Henry Martin
Sal Mancso
Dick Novison
Dave Stuart

City of Perris Staff
Richard Belmundez, City Manager
Brad Eckhardt, Planning Manager
Sabrina Chavez, Associate Planner
Michael Morales, Capital Improvements Project Manager
Michael McDermott, Redevelopment and Economic Development Manager
Rene Avila, Assistant Director of Development Services
Habib Motlagh, City Engineer

Consultant Team – RBF Consulting / Urban Design Studio
Susan Harden, Project Director
Kimberly Ruddins, Project Manager
Courtney Wood, Lead Community Planner
Bob Klekner, Senior Designer
Jason Jones, Senior Urban Designer
Jonathan Schuppert, Urban Designer
Matthew Gelbman, Planner
Jeanette Cappiello, Graphic Designer
Paul Martin, Transportation Engineer
Rebecca Kinney, Storm Water Engineer
Charles Marr, Infrastructure Engineer
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Thanks to the following community members and others who
participated in the downtown planning process:
Gloria Alarcon
Veronica Arana                     Juan Palos
Louis Armmand                      Midgie Parker
Angel Alvarado                     Nathan Perez
Antonio Ayala                      Jorge Pulido
Luz Maria Ayala                    Chris Sandoval
Claudia Chase                      Barbara Sidge
Sara Cortes-Diaz                   Diane Sloardellati
Kerry Denson                       Rick Smith
Armando de la Torre                John St. Clair
Joel Figueroa                      Shanna St. Clair
Luz Gallegos                       Scott Stalder
Sandra Gregston                    Dave Stuart
Jim Guerra                         Percy Sullivan
Dwayne Hammond                     Larry Tuumbo
James Harris                       John Velarde
Jim Hurlbert                       John Vinson
Katie Keyes                        Cynthia Vinson
Carol Letto                        Francesca Ward
Vince Magana                       Bob Warren
Ron Magnuson                       Mike Weir
Michael McCoy                      Arnie Zamora
Lorelle Moe                        Mario Zamorano
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Table of Contents
1. Executive Summary
   1.1     What is the Downtown Perris Plan?............................................... 1-1
   1.2     How is the Plan Organized? ........................................................ 1-1
   1.3     How Do I Use the Downtown Perris Plan?........................................ 1-1

2. Introduction
   2.1   Background.............................................................................. 2-1
   2.2   Purpose of the Plan .................................................................... 2-7
   2.3   Downtown Perris Plan Process ....................................................... 2-7
   2.4   Statutory Authority ................................................................... 2-8
   2.5   Consistency with the Perris General Plan .......................................... 2-9
   2.6   California Environmental Quality Act Compliance ................................ 2-9

3. Community-Based Vision
   3.1   Overview ................................................................................ 3-1
   3.2   Community Values ..................................................................... 3-2
   3.3   Vision Statement ....................................................................... 3-2
   3.4   Vision Plan............................................................................... 3-3

4. Development Framework
   4.1   Introduction ............................................................................. 4-1
   4.2   Downtown Overview ................................................................... 4-1
   4.3   Community Facilities .................................................................. 4-2
   4.4   Downtown Circulation Plan........................................................... 4-2
   4.5   Downtown Water and Sewer Systems Plan......................................... 4-9
   4.6   Downtown Hydrology and Water Quality Plan ....................................4-12

5. Regulating Code
   5.1   User’s Guide ............................................................................ 5-1
   5.2   Regulating Plan and Transects ....................................................... 5-2
   5.3   Building Types .......................................................................... 5-7
   5.4   Development Specifications .........................................................5-11
   5.5   Design Standards and Guidelines ...................................................5-82
   5.6   Street Standards..................................................................... 5-121
   5.7   Definitions............................................................................ 5-132




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6. Administration and Implementation
   6.1    Applicability ............................................................................ 6-1
   6.2    Amendments to the General Plan ................................................... 6-1
   6.3    Administration and Enforcement .................................................... 6-1
   6.4    Amendments to the Specific Plan ................................................... 6-1
   6.5    Severability ............................................................................. 6-1
   6.6    Implementation Program ............................................................. 6-2

Appendices
   A.    General Plan Consistency
   B.    Branding Development Strategy and Recommendations
   C.    Traffic Analysis
   D.    Water and Sewer Utilities Study
   E.    Stormwater Assessment
   F.    Community Involvement Notes

Figures
   Figure 2-1:    Location of the Downtown Perris Plan .................................... 2-2
   Figure 2-2:    Existing General Plan Land Uses ........................................... 2-4
   Figure 2-3:    Existing Specific Plan Zoning ............................................... 2-5
   Figure 2-4:    Vacant Land ................................................................... 2-6
   Figure 3-1:    Vision Plan ...................................................................... 3-7
   Figure 5-1:    Regulating Plan ................................................................ 5-3
   Figure 5-2:    Transects ....................................................................... 5-5
   Figure 5-3:    Building Types ................................................................. 5-9


Tables
   Table 4-1:    Development Plan Build-out Summary...................................... 4-1
   Table 4-2:    Downtown Perris Parking Supply Assumptions............................. 4-7
   Table 4-3:    Downtown Perris Required Parking Supply ................................. 4-7
   Table 4-4:    Percent Impervious Area Comparison Summary..........................4-13
   Table 6-1:    Potential Financing Mechanisms ............................................. 6-2
   Table 6-2:    Implementation Matrix .......................................................6-11




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Chapter 1: Executive Summary
1.1    What is the Downtown Perris Plan?
The original Downtown Perris Specific Plan was adopted in 1993 to guide future growth and
development within the Downtown area. Since then, the Downtown area has grown and
changed. This comprehensive update responds to community changes, creates an authentic
identity and unique “sense of place” in the Downtown area, and provides the tools to
implement the community’s vision for Downtown Perris.

2.1    How is the Plan Organized?
The Downtown Perris Plan is organized into the following chapters:

Chapter 1: Executive Summary: This chapter provides a brief introduction to the Downtown
Perris Plan, what the existing Plan is, what it includes, and how to use it.

Chapter 2: Introduction: This chapter includes an historical perspective, location
background, purpose of the Downtown Perris Plan, an overview of the process, statutory
authority, consistency with the Perris General Plan, and California Environmental Quality Act
compliance.

Chapter 3: Community-Based Vision: This chapter includes the community-based vision
statement and vision plan, as well as an overview of the community involvement process.

Chapter 4: Development Framework: This chapter provides the land use, circulation, and
infrastructure plans for future development and redevelopment within Downtown Perris.

Chapter 5: Regulating Code: This chapter defines land use transects, the permitted land
uses, site development standards, and design guidelines.

Chapter 6: Administration and Implementation: This chapter specifies the procedure for
amending, administering, and enforcing the Downtown Perris Plan. Definitions are also
provided within this chapter.

3.1    How Do I Use the Downtown Perris Plan?
The Downtown Perris Plan is designed to meet the needs of all users within the Downtown
area, including residents, business owners, property owners, developers, designers, City staff,
investors, and other interested persons in the community. Each of these interests has a vital
role to plan in the future of Downtown Perris.




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To most effectively use the Downtown Perris Plan, the following process is recommended:

Step 1:
Read Chapters 2 and 3 for the overall purpose and vision for Downtown Perris.

Step 2:
If you are interested in improving a specific site or developing a new building within
Downtown, review Chapters 4 and 5, which provide development regulations and design
guidelines. You may also need to review other City of Perris ordinances and policy documents
for additional requirements.

Step 3:
If you are interested in starting a new business or expanding/enhancing an existing business in
Downtown, review Chapters 4 and 5, which contain key objectives related to desired types of
businesses, as well as permitted uses. Also, consult with the City of Perris for additional
requirements and assistance.

Step 4:
After completing Steps 1 through 3, schedule a meeting with the City of Perris to review your
ideas, determine processes and requirements, identify other agencies you need to contact,
and discuss potential issues, solutions, and approaches.




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Chapter 2: Introduction
This chapter provides background from the Downtown Perris Plan, as well as the purpose,
planning process, statutory authority, consistency with the General Plan, and compliance with
the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

2.1 Background
The Downtown Perris Specific Plan was adopted on March 6, 1993. As the Downtown area
changed, a number of other plans were developed, including the Downtown D Street
Development Plan in 2004 and Compass Blueprint in 2006. With the changing community
dynamics and the construction of a Metrolink Station planned for 2010, with train service
expected to begin in 2012, the City of Perris initiated an update to the 1993 Downtown
Specific Plan.

Historical Perspective

The City of Perris is located in Riverside County along I-215, southeast of the City of
Riverside. In 1911, citizens decided to incorporate the city and develop their own municipal
water district. On May 26, 1911, the State of California designated Perris as an official
incorporated city.

The historic town site was prepared by Fred T. Perris for the California Southern Railroad in
1886. This historic plan included many of the elements that still exist today, including the
railroad depot, railroad line, and traditional grid system. The plan also encompassed the
original D Street and 4th Street commercial corridors, which originally supported the Perris
Valley’s agricultural-based economy.




               The Nance Building, 1895, once stood on 4th Street: Photo was provided by
               the Perris Valley Historical & Museum Association


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Local Context

The Downtown Perris Plan encompasses the original town site along the railroad (see Figure 2-
1, Location of the Downtown Perris Plan). It is bounded by I-215 on the north, Ellis Avenue on
the south, A Street on the west, and Redlands Avenue to the east.




                                                  Figure 2-1: Location of Downtown Perris Plan
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Existing land uses in Downtown Perris include a mixture of civic, cultural, public space,
commercial, office, residential, and industrial. Buildings along D Street are generally
oriented toward the street and some have storefront windows, which are an integral
component for an active pedestrian environment.

General Plan and zoning within Downtown Perris consists mainly of commercial and
professional offices along D Street and 4th Street. Residential uses surround this commercial
core, with some light industrial uses in the southeast corner of the Specific Plan (see Figure 2-
2, Existing General Plan Land Use, and Figure 2-3, Existing Specific Plan Zoning).




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                  Figure 2-2: Existing General Plan Land Uses
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                    Figure 2-3: Existing Specific Plan Zoning
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In addition, a number of vacant parcels, totaling 150.21 acres, remain within the Downtown
area. In Figure 2-4, Vacant Land, it is evident that ample vacant areas exist for new
development. At the same time, the existing built environments provide a solid foundation
and historical context in which to build.




                                                                     Figure 2-4: Vacant Land
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Circulation in Downtown Perris is based on a traditional grid street system. The main arterial
streets used to access Downtown are 4th Street and D Street, while many more local streets
and alleys make up the grid system. A portion of D Street has been improved with
streetscape enhancements including streetlights, enhanced paving, benches, street trees, and
public art.




                               Existing streetscape along D Street.

2.2    Purpose of the Plan
The purpose of the Downtown Perris Plan is to make a cohesive plan for Downtown Perris that
creates an authentic identity and unique “sense of place,” while responding to changing
community dynamics. The Plan provides the framework for quality planning, and establishes
development standards and design criteria to implement the community’s vision.

2.3    Downtown Perris Plan Process
The Downtown Perris Plan update encouraged business and property owners, community
members, and organizations to participate in developing a community-based vision for
Downtown Perris. The planning process was comprised of three distinct phases, as described
below:

Phase 1: Understanding Downtown Perris
Phase 1 of the Downtown Perris Plan (April 2008 to July 2008) included a kick-off meeting
with the project team, data collection and analysis, as well as a site visit to understand the
existing conditions in Downtown Perris. The project team also did a 2-day Strengths,
Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) analysis of the Downtown businesses,
including an intercept survey and an informational booth at the annual Rods to Rails on June
8, 2008.


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Phase 2: Developing the Vision for
Downtown Perris
To kick off Phase 2, an intensive Community
Immersion, including a business and property
owner’s kick-off meeting, a visioning workshop,
and design charrette, was held on June 27 and
28, 2008. Through the course of two days, over
50 Perris business owners, property owners,
residents, and stakeholder groups worked to
develop a vision for the Downtown area.

Based on input received during the Community
Immersion process, a Draft Vision Plan was
developed to graphically display the “vision”
for Downtown Perris. This Vision Plan, as well    Conducting Intercept Surveys at Rods to Rails.
as other draft concepts, was presented at a
community-wide workshop held on November
18, 2008.

                                Flyers were developed to inform business owners, residents,
                                property owners, and other stakeholders of upcoming
                                workshops and events.

                                Phase 3: Completing and Implementing the Downtown
                                Plan
                                Based on input received during Phases 1 and 2, the project
                                team developed the Draft Downtown Perris Plan, which
                                included a revised Vision Plan, regulating code, design
                                guidelines, and implementation program from the Specific
                                Plan area. Following the development of this Draft Plan, a
                                final Community Workshop was held to gain feedback on the
                                plan components. The Draft Plan was then reviewed at a
                                Planning Commission hearing. Recommendations from the
                                Planning Commission were forwarded to the City Council
                                from their review of the Plan. City Council adopted the Plan
                                on _____.

2.4    Statutory Authority
The Downtown Perris Specific Plan contains policies, a development program, and a
regulating plan that has been adopted by ordinance. The Specific Plan also includes a vision
plan, design guidelines, and implementation plan that have been adopted by resolution.
These sections are intended to provide guidance. Decision makers may condition properties
to adhere to the guidelines in order to meet project specific findings. The Downtown Perris
Plan is established through the authority granted to the City of Perris by the California
Government Code, Title 7, Division 1, Chapter 3, Article 8, Sections 65450 through 65457
(specific plans). As set forth in the Government Code, Section 65451, a Specific Plan must
contain the following information:


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       A description of the general distribution, location, and extent of the uses of land
       within the area covered by the plan.
       The proposed distribution, location, extent, and intensity of major components of
       public and private transportation, sewage, water, drainage, and other essential
       facilities proposed to be located within the area covered by the Specific Plan and
       needed to support the land uses described in the plan.
       Standards and criteria by which development will proceed and standards for the
       conservation, development, and utilization of natural resources, where applicable.
       A program of implementation measures, including regulations, public works projects,
       and financing measures necessary to carry out the above information.
       A statement of the relationship of the Specific Plan to the General Plan.

The Downtown Perris Plan is a regulatory plan constituting the development concept, land use
regulations, and development standards for the project area. Development plans or
agreements, tract or parcel maps, precise development plans, and any action requiring
ministerial or discretionary approval within the boundaries of the Specific Plan shall be
consistent with the Specific Plan as adopted by the City Council.

2.5    Consistency with the Perris General Plan
California law requires that a Specific Plan be consistent with the General Plan of the
adopting locality. To this end, existing General Plan goals and policies were reviewed to
ensure consistency between the Downtown Perris Plan and the Perris General Plan. The
Perris General Plan provides a supportive foundation for the Specific Plan and reinforces the
goals and policies for the Downtown area, as evidenced by the highlighted General Plan goals
and policies in Appendix A. A thorough analysis of consistency with the Perris General Plan
was conducted as part of the planning process. Approval of the Downtown Perris Specific
Plan also amended the General Plan to allow for the development of up to 4,946 dwelling
units, 852,056 square feet of retail, and 1,878,614 square feet of office/light industrial, in
addition to re-designating the Specific Plan area within the Land Use Plan to “Specific Plan.”
The Amendment was processed concurrently with this Specific Plan.

2.6    California Environmental Quality Act Compliance
The Downtown Perris Plan was prepared in compliance with the California Environmental
Quality Act (CEQA). Pursuant to State and local CEQA guidelines, the City of Perris prepared
an Initial Study, including an Environmental Checklist. The City determined that the Specific
Plan could result in environmental impacts, and therefore required environmental analysis.
Because the potential impacts resulting from the Specific Plan were determined to be
potentially significant in the Initial Study, an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was prepared
and is available under a separate cover. As part of the approval process for the Specific Plan,
an Environmental Impact Report was considered and certified by the City prior to the
approval of the Specific Plan.




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Chapter 3: Community-Based Vision
3.1    Overview
The Downtown Perris Plan update project was built upon the participation of business and
property owners, community members, and organizations to develop a community-based
vision for Downtown Perris, realized through a framework of community values. A number of
hands-on, community-wide workshops and events helped to develop the vision for the
Downtown Perris Plan. Events included:

   •   An informational booth at the annual Rods to Rails on June 8, 2008;
   •   An intensive, two-day Downtown Immersion on June 27 and 28, 2008, to develop the
       vision statement and overall vision for Downtown Perris;
   •   A Draft Vision Plan Workshop on November 18, 2008, to share the draft vision plan
       with the community;

A final Community Workshop was then held to review the draft Downtown Perris Specific Plan
prior to Planning Commission and City Council Hearings.




                                 Two-Day Immersion Activities




                          Business & Property Owners Kick-Off Meeting

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3.2    Community Values
The following community values were defined during
the Downtown Immersion, and provide the guiding
framework by which the vision for Downtown Perris
was created and will continue to be implemented.

   •   Respect and celebrate our diverse cultural
       heritage

   •   Honor and preserve our history

   •   Uphold and reinforce our small town values
       and sense of community

   •   Nurture and develop our youth and families

   •   Protect and promote our outdoor amenities
       and natural features

   •   Support and advance our commitment to
       education and commerce

These community values represent the “soul” of the City of Perris. Downtown represents the
“heart” of the community. Being true to these values, with respect to Downtown, will result
in revitalization that is beneficial to the community as a whole.

3.3    Vision Statement
The Vision Statement of Downtown Perris was created by community members during the
Downtown Immersion and reconfirmed at the Community Workshop on November 18, 2008.
The following Vision Statement was developed to challenge and inspire the Perris community:

All aboard! The destination is Downtown Perris. Celebrate this vibrant, cultural,
and diverse community. Stroll down our safe, colorful, tree-lined streets that invite
you to enjoy our history and become a part of our exciting future. From groceries to
gadgets, cafés to fine dining, come find a treasure in our unique shops. Downtown
Perris is a place to live and work, bring your friends and family, and experience a
genuine sense of community. Downtown Perris is a destination for all!




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3.4    Vision Plan
The Vision Plan for Downtown Perris was developed based on community input and represents
the desired vision for the future of Downtown. The Vision Plan and associated Vision
Statement serves as the foundation for the remainder of the Specific Plan, including the
Regulating Code.

Framework

As part of the Downtown Immersion process, many of the participants expressed their desire
that the Specific Plan provide more direction as to preserving the Downtown area, while
taking advantage of the development of the MetroLink Station through expanding retail
opportunities and allowing for more mixed use and housing opportunities. In addition, the
community expressed that more public spaces are needed within the southern portion of the
Specific Plan. Utilizing the design concepts that emerged from the design charrette, the
following distinct character areas were formed that represent the desired uses. The
formulation of the character areas has guided the development of the Vision Plan, as well as
the Regulating Plan (Chapter 5). The following is a description of each of the character areas:

   •   Rock Castle: The intent of the Rock Castle Character Area is to preserve the area
       surrounding the “Rock Castle,” and the structure itself, which is symbolic of Perris’
       historical connection to agriculture and that serves as a gateway to Downtown Perris.
       Development of large lot, one to two story detached homes should be allowed to
       compliment the “Rock Castle.

   •   Civic Center: The Civic Center Character Area includes City Hall, Senior Center,
       Library, and other civic buildings. The intent is to develop a campus-like atmosphere
       with parks, plazas, and open spaces. The Civic Center area is an icon and provides the
       community with a centralized location for people to gather. The potential for public
       parking areas are also envisioned for this area.

   •   Residential: The intent of the Residential Character Area is to maintain and enhance
       the existing residential neighborhoods, and provide residential transition areas
       between more intense uses. Preservation of the existing neighborhoods, including one
       and two story detached houses, is a main priority. Transition areas are proposed to
       provide a buffer between commercial corridors and allow for two to three story
       duplexes, triplexes, courtyard housing, flats, and row houses.

   •   Urban Village: The intent of the Urban Village is to allow for mixed-use and multi-
       unit residential buildings with first floor ancillary commercial uses within walking
       distance of Downtown and the MetroLink Station. The Urban Village is envisioned to
       include an interior pedestrian paseo that provides access to Downtown and the
       adjacent commercial district. Building heights would range from three to five stories,
       with parking provided on the streets as well as in parking structures and surface lots
       behind buildings.




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   •   4th Street Corridor: The 4th Street Corridor is intended to create an auto-oriented
       corridor with an emphasis on a more commercial frontage streetscape that caters to
       the vehicular traffic that travels along SR-74 (4th Street). The 4th Street Corridor will
       include new and existing buildings with heights ranging from one to three stories. New
       buildings will be built to the sidewalk to enhance the public realm and support
       pedestrian activity along the corridor. Primary uses will be retail, office, and
       commercial uses, with opportunities for mixed use buildings where appropriate.
       Parking should be accessed through shared driveways and/or accessed through alleys.

   •   Downtown Promenade: The Downtown Promenade is the heart of Perris and the
       center of culture and commerce for the Downtown area. The Promenade provides for
       a connection to the past through the variety of historic structures, including the re-
       opening of the Train Depot and the Bank of Perris, and through a variety of vibrant
       retail, restaurant, service, entertainment, and residential uses. New or refurbished
       buildings will range in height from one to three stories and designed to address the
       sidewalk. The Downtown Promenade will extend to 6th Street and include a public
       plaza area adjacent to 2nd Street and the new MetroLink station. Parking would be
       provided on the streets and to the rear of the buildings.

   •   Mercado: The Mercado Character Area extends south of 6th Street along D Street to
       10th Street and is envisioned to expand upon the cultural diversity of the area. This
       area includes a mix of buildings from one to three stories surrounding a system of
       paseos and common public spaces with wide sidewalks and arcades. Retail, restaurants
       or entertainment on the ground floor with office or residential above provides an
       opportunity for a variety of businesses, including opportunities for local artisans. The
       public spaces will be used for a range of functions including festivals, outdoor
       markets, shopping, and dining.

       A plaza square is proposed at the intersection of D Street and 10th Street to provide an
       anchor to the southern portion of the Main Street environment. The plaza square is
       envisioned to include enhanced paving and will expand when vehicle entries are closed
       for special events. The plaza square will be framed by a variety of three to five story
       mixed use buildings with restaurants and retail on the ground floor. The proposed
       community park located along the northeast corner is envisioned to include an outdoor
       amphitheater, garden, and tot lot.

   •   Employment Plaza: The intent of the Employment Plaza Character Area is to provide
       an employment center, with new and existing one to three story commercial or light
       industrial uses. Large lot parcels would be encouraged to incorporate campus designs
       with ample employee amenities and parking towards the center or to the rear.




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Mobility

The mobility network in Downtown Perris consists of a combination of highways, streets,
transit, bicycle, and the pedestrian realm. The Downtown street network is primarily in a
grid pattern with an occasional blocked off street as a result of the railroad extension. Key
vehicle mobility streets in the Downtown area include SR 74/4th Street, Perris Boulevard,
Redlands Avenue, D Street, and A Street. Neighborhood streets complete the street network,
composing the neighborhoods and connecting the major streets. The extension of the Perris
Boulevard streetscape improvements to Ellis Avenue will provide a connection to the southern
portion of the Specific Plan area and regional trails system.

Pedestrian connections and open spaces throughout the Specific Plan area will be reserved
within the public right-of-way, most notably D Street, which links the majority of Downtown
to the transit station and to the community trail proposed along Ellis Avenue to the south. A
secondary pedestrian connector is proposed along 2nd Street to connect to the transit plaza at
D Street. Additional connections may occur within privately-owned courtyards that open to
the street.




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                                    Figure 3-1: Vision Plan
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Chapter 4: Development Framework
4.1     Introduction
This chapter provides an overview of the preferred development plan and infrastructure
needed to support the Specific Plan. It begins by summarizing the preferred development
plan, which provides the basis for assumptions made in the infrastructure assessments. An
overview of Downtown traffic, parking, water, sewer, and storm drain infrastructure studies
is also provided, while the complete studies are located within the Appendices.

4.2     Downtown Overview
The Downtown Perris Plan provides for a pedestrian-friendly Downtown with a mix of
commercial, office, residential, and public land uses. As described in Chapter 3 – Community-
Based Vision, a total of eight character areas were identified; these areas are discussed in
detail in Chapter 5 – Regulating Code. The Downtown Perris Plan area will provide an
opportunity to develop a maximum total of 852,056 square feet of retail service uses,
1,878,641 square feet of office uses, and 4,946 dwelling units from single-family to apartment
lofts. Refer to Table 4.1, Development Plan Build-out Summary.

                                       Table 4-1:
                           Development Plan Build-out Summary

                                     Residential               Retail              Office
           Transect                (dwelling units)        (square feet)       (square Feet)
Semi-Rural                                6                      0                   0
Suburban                                 798                     0                   0
Neighborhood                             381                     0                   0
Urban Village                           2918                     0                   0
4th Street Gateway                       186                 507,173              304,304
Plaza Mercado                            88                   73,958              22,187
Downtown Promenade                       569                 270,925              309,629
Civic                                     0                      0                   0
Employment Plaza                          0                      0               1,242,522
                      TOTALS          4946 du             852,056 sq ft       1,878,641 sq ft


Through the Regulating Code, the Specific Plan establishes a new, flexible approach to
regulating Downtown land use. The Regulating Code focuses attention on the form,
placement, and appropriate use of buildings. Its design standards and guidelines promote an
attractive and pedestrian-oriented environment, and maximum building heights are provided.


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4.3    Community Facilities
The Downtown Perris Specific Plan provides the opportunity to develop a variety of public
facilities to enhance the Downtown area and provide for community meeting places. Some of
the public facilities envisioned within the general vicinity of the “Main Street” are potential
enhanced plaza areas and convertible streets adjacent to the Metro Link Station and Mercado.
In addition, a community park is envisioned within the Mercado with an outdoor
amphitheater, garden, and tot lot.

4.4    Downtown Circulation Plan
As part of this project, a comprehensive traffic assessment was conducted to identify existing
conditions and to forecast future conditions. Refer to Appendix C, Downtown Specific Plan
Traffic Analysis, for a detailed discussion.

Existing Circulation

Circulation in the Downtown area is based on a grid street system. Downtown is centered
along D Street, and the main arterial streets used to access Downtown are 4th Street (State
Route 74) and Perris Boulevard. Many local streets and alleys make up the Downtown grid.
Existing circulation facilities in the Specific Plan area are described below.

       C Street is a two-lane undivided roadway trending in a north-south direction. The
       posted speed limit on C Street is 25 miles per hour. On-street parking is prohibited on
       C Street between San Jacinto Avenue and 4th Street, and permitted elsewhere.

       D Street is a two- to four-lane undivided roadway trending in a north-south direction.
       South of 1st Street, D Street is a two-lane undivided roadway with on-street parking
       permitted and a posted speed limit of 30 miles per hour. Between 1st Street and San
       Jacinto Avenue, D Street is a four-lane undivided roadway with a posted speed limit of
       30 miles per hour and no on-street parking. North of San Jacinto Avenue, D Street is a
       four-lane divided roadway with a raised median and a posted speed limit of 35 miles
       per hour and on-street parking prohibited. Further north, D Street transitions to an
       on/off ramp at the I-215 Freeway.

       G Street is a two-lane undivided roadway trending in a north-south direction. The
       posted speed limit on G Street is 25 miles per hour. On-street parking is permitted on
       G Street in the vicinity of the project site.

       Perris Boulevard is a two-lane divided roadway trending in a north-south direction
       north of 4th Street and a two-lane undivided roadway south of 4th Street. The posted
       speed limit on Perris Boulevard is 35 miles per hour. On-street parking is prohibited
       on Perris Boulevard in the vicinity of the project site.

       San Jacinto Avenue is a two-lane undivided roadway trending in an east-west
       direction between C Street and Perris Boulevard. East of Perris Boulevard, San Jacinto
       Avenue is a three-lane undivided roadway, with two lanes in the westbound direction


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       and one lane in the eastbound direction. The posted speed limit on San Jacinto
       Avenue is 35 miles per hour. On-street parking is prohibited on San Jacinto Avenue in
       the vicinity of the project site.

       2nd Street is a two-lane undivided roadway trending in an east-west direction. Second
       Street is interrupted by the Burlington-Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad tracks
       between D Street and C Street. The posted speed limit on 2nd Street is 25 miles per
       hour. On-street parking is permitted on 2nd Street in the vicinity of the project site.

       4th Street (SR-74) is a four-lane divided roadway with a continuous left-turn lane
       trending in an east-west direction in the vicinity of the project site. The posted speed
       limit on 4th Street in the project study area ranges from 25 to 35 miles per hour. On-
       street parking is prohibited on 4th Street in the vicinity of the project site.

       7th Street is a two-lane undivided roadway trending in an east-west direction. 7th
       Street is continuous at the BNSF railroad tracks. The posted speed limit on 7th Street is
       25 miles per hour. On-street parking is permitted on 7th Street in the vicinity of the
       project site.

Currently, the street network is operating at an acceptable LOS (LOS E or better) during the
a.m. and p.m. peak hour according to agency performance criteria, with the exception of the
C Street/4th Street intersection during both peak hours.

Circulation Plan

The Specific Plan proposes a mix of land uses within the project area, including low and high
density residential, commercial, office, and civic land uses. The Circulation Plan within the
Downtown area provides the extension of the Main Street environment along D Street and
enhances pedestrian safety. The roadway network includes cross-sections to address a more
pedestrian-friendly environment and enhanced opportunities to linkages with the MetroLink
Station, the proposed park within the Mercado, and the civic center community park. Refer
to Chapter 5.6, Street Standards, for cross-sections.

For the purpose of this Specific Plan, the Downtown Perris Specific Plan Traffic Analysis
provides forecasts for traffic impacts based on the ultimate buildout of the Specific Plan in
2019, and takes into consideration increase transit usage with the opening of the Perris Valley
Metrolink Line in 2012, internal capture, and trip reductions. Based upon the analysis, the
proposed project is forecast to generate approximately 43,300 net daily trips, which include
approximately 3,900 net a.m. peak hour trips and approximately 4,133 net p.m. peak hour
trips.




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With the addition of the project-generated trips, an analysis of twelve intersections are
forecasted with and without the proposed project, with the following seven study
intersections forecasted to operate at a deficient LOS (LOS F) according to agency
performance criteria for forecast year 2019 with project conditions:

              •   C Street/San Jacinto Avenue (p.m. peak hour only);
              •   C Street/4th Street (both a.m. and p.m. peak hour);
              •   D Street/San Jacinto Avenue (both a.m. and p.m. peak hour);
              •   D Street/7th Street (a.m. peak hour only);
              •   Perris Boulevard/2nd Street (both a.m. and p.m. peak hour);
              •   Perris Boulevard/4th Street (p.m. peak hour only); and
              •   Perris Boulevard/7th Street (both a.m. and p.m. peak hour).

The incorporation of the following traffic improvements for forecast year 2019 with the
project conditions to achieve acceptable LOS (LOS E or better) include:

Improvement No. 1            San Jacinto Avenue – Construct San Jacinto Avenue west of C
                             Street to connect to A Street as a two-lane divided roadway and
                             maintain preservation of right-of-way required based on the City
                             of Perris General Plan Circulation Element. Select and construct
                             median type (raised median, painted median, two-way left-turn
                             lane, etc.). Construct San Jacinto Avenue overcrossing of I-215
                             consistent with the City of Perris General Plan Circulation
                             Element. Improvements to San Jacinto Avenue are identified to
                             provide additional east-west roadway capacity within the
                             downtown area, reducing forecast traffic on 4th Street and D
                             Street in the project vicinity.

Improvement No. 2            Perris Boulevard between San Jacinto Avenue and 11th
                             Street – Widen Perris Boulevard between San Jacinto Avenue and
                             11th Street from a 2-lane divided roadway to a 4-lane divided
                             roadway. Select and construct median type (raised median,
                             painted median, two-way left-turn lane, etc.).

Improvement No. 3            C Street/San Jacinto Avenue – Widen the westbound San Jacinto
                             Avenue approach from one shared left-turn/through/right-turn
                             lane to consist of one left-turn lane and one shared
                             through/right-turn lane.

Improvement No. 4            C Street/4th Street – Signalize the C Street/4th Street
                             intersection.

Improvement No. 5            D Street/San Jacinto Avenue – Signalize the D Street/San
                             Jacinto Avenue intersection. Widen the westbound San Jacinto
                             Avenue approach from one shared left-turn/through/right-turn


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                        lane to consist of one left-turn lane, one through lane, and one
                        right-turn lane. Widen the eastbound San Jacinto Avenue
                        approach from one shared left-turn/through/right-turn lane to
                        consist of one left-turn lane and one shared through/right-turn
                        lane.

Improvement No. 6       D Street/7th Street – Install stop signs on northbound and
                        southbound D Street at 7th Street, converting the D Street/7th
                        Street intersection from a two-way stop-controlled intersection
                        to an all-way stop-controlled intersection.

Improvement No. 7       Perris Boulevard/San Jacinto Avenue – Widen the northbound
                        Perris Boulevard approach from one left-turn lane and one
                        shared through/right-turn lane to consist of one left-turn lane,
                        one through lane, and one shared through/right-turn lane.
                        Widen the southbound Perris Boulevard approach from one left-
                        turn lane, one through lane, and one right-turn lane, to consist
                        of one left-turn lane, one through lane, and one shared
                        through/right-turn lane. It should be noted, while the ultimate
                        intersection design might be larger, consistent with the General
                        Plan Circulation Element, the identified improvements address
                        the project related impacts.

Improvement No. 8       Perris Boulevard/2nd Street – Signalize the Perris Boulevard/2nd
                        Street intersection. Widen the northbound Perris Boulevard
                        approach from one left-turn lane and one shared through/right-
                        turn lane to consist of one left-turn lane, one through lane, and
                        one shared through/right-turn lane. Widen the southbound
                        Perris Boulevard approach from one left-turn lane and one
                        shared through/right-turn lane to consist of one left-turn lane,
                        one through lane, and one shared through/right-turn lane.

Improvement No. 9       Perris Boulevard/4th Street – Widen the westbound 4th Street
                        approach from one left-turn lane, one through lane, and one
                        shared through/right-turn lane to consist of two left-turn lanes,
                        one through lane, and one shared through/right-turn lane.
                        Widen the eastbound 4th Street approach from one left-turn
                        lane, one through lane, and one shared through/right-turn lane
                        to consist of two left-turn lanes, one through lane, and one
                        shared through/right-turn lane. Widen the northbound Perris
                        Boulevard approach from one left-turn lane, one through lane,
                        and one right-turn lane to consist of one left-turn lane, two
                        through lanes, and one right-turn lane. Widen the southbound
                        Perris Boulevard approach from one left-turn lane, one through
                        lane, and one right-turn lane to consist of one left-turn lane,
                        two through lanes, and one right-turn lane.




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Improvement No. 10           Perris Boulevard/7th Street – Signalize the Perris Boulevard/7th
                             Street intersection. Widen the northbound Perris Boulevard
                             approach from one shared left-turn/through/right-turn lane to
                             consist of one left-turn lane, one through lane, and one shared
                             through/right-turn lane. Widen the southbound Perris Boulevard
                             approach from one shared left-turn/through/right-turn lane to
                             consist of one left-turn lane, one through lane, and one shared
                             through/right-turn lane. Widen the westbound 7th Street
                             approach from one shared left-turn/through/right-turn lane to
                             consist of one left-turn lane and one shared through/right-turn
                             lane. Widen the eastbound 7th Street approach from one shared
                             left-turn/through/right-turn lane to consist of one left-turn lane
                             and one shared through/right-turn lane.

Improvement No. 11           Signal Timing and Coordination – As part of the Downtown
                             Specific Plan, prepare an engineering study to determine the
                             project limits and need for traffic signal coordination and
                             signalized intersections along Perris Boulevard and 4th Street to
                             further improve traffic operation on these major through streets
                             in the Downtown Specific Plan area.

With implementation of the above identified intersection improvements, the study
intersections are forecast to operate at an acceptable LOS according to agency performance
criteria for improved forecast year 2019 with project conditions. To increase mobility within
the Specific Plan area, a feasibility study of roundabouts for the plaza area at the intersection
of D Street and 7th Street, along with those intersections where the operational analysis has
identified a future need to install a traffic signal, is recommended. Additional right-of-way
may be required to implement improvements above based on further engineering review.

Downtown Parking

As part of the Traffic Analysis, a parking review addressing parking assumptions, anticipated
parking as a result of the project, and strategic planning was prepared. The Specific Plan area
may include a variety of parking opportunities through the incorporation of various design
solutions, from providing on-site commercial and residential parking opportunities (including
tuck under to structured parking facilities) to coordinating a multi-agency approach to
parking facilities. As shown within Table 4-2, the Downtown Perris parking supply
assumptions recommended for the Specific Plan area, when compared to the general City of
Perris parking requirements, show a slight reduction of required parking requirements in the
Downtown area. When compared to comparable cities in California, the proposed Downtown
Perris parking requirements for multi-family/condominium/apartment dwelling units
generally require less parking, while office parking requirements are roughly the same, and
retail parking requirements are lower. As shown within Table 4-3, based upon the parking
requirements, a total 14,204 parking spaces are required.




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                                               Table 4-2
                               Downtown Perris Parking Supply Assumptions

                                      Existing City of Perris Parking            Proposed Downtown Parking
           Land Use
                                               Requirement                              Requirement
Single-Family Residential                   2 parking spaces/du                             2 spaces/du
Multi-Family Attached
                                            2 parking spaces/du
Residential                                                          1 space/studio or 1-bedroom unit
                                    1 space/studio or 1-bedroom unit    1.5 spaces/2-bedroom unit
                                       1.5 spaces/2-bedroom unit        0.25 spaces/each additional
Apartments                                                                       bedroom
                                       0.25 spaces/each additional
                                                bedroom
Retail                                         1 space/250 sf                             1 space/250 sf
                                                                                          1 spaces/500 sf
Office                                         1 space/300 sf

Note: 1)du = dwelling unit; 2) sf = square feet; 3) Guest parking spaces associated with residential uses may be added
by project applicant, subject to market demand; 4) Ground floor parking waiver applies to retail and office uses
within the Downtown Promenade.



                                               Table 4-3
                                 Downtown Perris Required Parking Supply

             Land Use                                 Quantity                           Parking Required

Single-Family Dwelling Unit                                          1,186 du                2,372 spaces
Multi-Family Dwelling Unit                                             377 du                 566 spaces
Apartment                                                            3,385 du                5,079 spaces
Office                                                           1862.674 tsf                3,398 spaces
Retail                                                            861.618 tsf                2,789 spaces
                                         Total Parking Spaces Required                     14,204 spaces


  Providing efficient parking is critical to a vibrant Downtown. The parking spaces forecasted
  for the Specific Plan area is conservative, additional parking reductions may be possible
  where shared parking opportunities arise. The following parking recommendations are
  intended to provide potential parking option strategies to support the vision, goals, policies,
  and objectives of the Downtown Perris Specific Plan.




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Parking Recommendation 1: “Park Once” Strategy

Adopt a “Park Once” strategy for the Specific Plan area, by including as many parking spaces
as possible in a pool of shared, publicly available parking spaces. Build strategically located,
publicly available parking structures in lieu of many small on-site private parking lots. A
“Park Once” strategy should be implemented through the following policies:

       •   Prohibit or discourage private parking in new non-residential developments in the
           Downtown Perris Specific Plan area (except for residential development), and
           encourage participation in a parking credit or in-lieu fee program to fund the
           construction and maintenance of public parking lots and parking structures.
       •   Purchase or lease existing private parking lots and add them to the public parking
           supply.
       •   Promote shared parking arrangements at existing private lots where feasible,
           including the future Metrolink Perris Valley Line parking facilities (685 spaces at
           buildout – Source: Traffic Study for the Proposed Perris Metrolink Station, Katz,
           Okitsu & Associates, June 2005).

While buildout of the Specific Plan may justify the need for municipal parking garages,
interim needs will likely only require surface parking lots.

Parking Recommendation 2: Establish a Parking In-Lieu Fee Program

Establish a parking in-lieu fee program as part of the “Park Once” strategy discussed in
Recommendation 1. A parking in-lieu fee program would encourage new nonresidential
developments in the downtown area to pay a market rate fee for the geographic area per
required parking space to the City in-lieu of providing parking spaces on-site.

In order to implement a parking in-lieu fee program, the City would set up and administer a
mechanism for setting and collecting in-lieu fees and for providing adequate parking supply in
the Downtown area through construction and maintenance of public parking lots and parking
structures. Proposed parking sites would need to be identified before or simultaneous with
the creation of an in-lieu fee program.

The parking in-lieu fee amount can be collected in a variety of ways. One mechanism is to
charge a one-time fee per parking space, set to cover the costs of land acquisition and
construction and maintenance of a parking space. A second fee collection mechanism would
be the payment of an annual fee per in-lieu parking space set by the City. A third solution
would be to charge a one-time fee for construction and an annual fee for maintenance of
public parking.

In-lieu parking funds would be deposited with the City of Perris, in a separate fund (Parking
In-Lieu Fee Fund) specifically for administration of parking in the Downtown area. These
funds would be used for providing off-street parking facilities, including property acquisition
and development of strategically located parking facilities serving Downtown.




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4.5    Downtown Water and Sewer Systems Plan
This section describes the conceptual water and sewer system plans that are anticipated to
be upgrades to meet the demands of the Specific Plan area. As this Specific Plan is a policy-
level plan, note that additional modeling water infrastructure improvements are required.
Refer to Appendix D, Water and Sewer Utilities Study.

The City’s water supply and wastewater treatment and disposal service for the study area is
from the Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD). However, the City operates its own water
distribution and wastewater collection systems.

The following analyses are based on Eastern Municipal Water District system design and
operating standards. Operating standards for water and sewer systems provide the operating
agency policy for determining system capacity thresholds and aid in scheduling the
construction of capital improvements. The operating standards provide a definitive
“maximum capacity” of existing facilities, thereby establishing a hydraulic threshold for
triggering system upgrades.

EMWD Operating standards for water distribution include:

   •   Pipe velocity = 10 fps (maximum normal operation)
   •   Pipe headloss = 3.0 ft/ 1000 ft
   •   Pumping no more than 18 hours/day
   •   Daily storage capacity

EMWD Operating standards for sewage collection include:

   •   Gravity pipe velocity = 2 fps (standard minimum)
   •   Gravity pipe velocity = 10 fps (standard maximum)
   •   Force main velocity = 2 fps (minimum)
   •   Force main velocity = 4 fps (maximum)

Coordination with the EMWD is recommended to verify potential system upgrades, as this
analysis is based on concept planning, and should be verified using computer modeling and
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Water System

Existing Domestic Water

The existing water system consists of asbestos cement pipe (ACP), polyvinyl chloride pipe
(PVC), and cement mortar lined and coated (CML&C) steel pipe ranging in size from 2-inch to
18-inch diameter. The backbone of the system is made up of a 12-inch system from the City’s
storage reservoirs (1.0 and 1.5 MG capacities at nominal HGL of 1600 ft) through Eleventh
Street to Perris Boulevard; an 8-inch, 10-inch, and 12-inch system through Perris Boulevard;
an 8-inch and 10-inch system through A Street; and a 12-inch system in Goetz Road and Ellis
Avenue. The storage reservoirs include two (2) domestic water tanks, 1.0 and 1.5 million gallons
for total capacity of 2.5 million gallons, currently in operation at a single site located on Bellamo Lane less
than half a mile north of Ellis Avenue.

EMWD’s supply is provided through five service connections. The primary service connection
includes a City pumping station at Third and A Streets. According to the data in a 2006 EMWD
computer model, this pump station and service connection provides approximately 65 to 70
percent of the total supply flow for the City of Perris Water District, which has a service area
slightly larger than Downtown. According to City Operations staff, this service connection is
used primarily to replenish the City’s storage reservoirs.

Using the water factors from EMWD, average demand is estimated to be approximately half
the maximum demand and peak hour demand is estimated to be twice the maximum daily
demand. Based on existing land use data, existing average day demand is estimated to be
1,189,250 gallons per day and the existing maximum day demand is estimated to be 2,280,000
gallons per day.

Future Domestic Water

Water demand and fire flow requirements are the flow components that need to be served by
the water distribution system. In the absence of historical meter records, the demand usage
factors were applied to the known existing land uses of the study area to estimate existing
demands. Based upon available information provided by the City, the expected increase in
estimated average water demand would be from 1.19 million gallons per day to 2.48 million
gallons per day.

Industry regulations require evaluation of water systems at projected peak normal flow, and
fire flow simultaneously with the average demand of a maximum summer day. The primary
service connection, which replenishes the City’s 2.5 million gallons (MG) of storage capacity,
is the connection at A and 3rd Streets. The Utility Study focuses on the estimated fire flow
needs. The estimated fire flow requirement for the planned land uses is 5,000 gpm. At the
concept planning phase of determining system upgrades, pipe sizes for delivering the needed
fire flow can be estimated depending on whether the pipeline system serving the site is
‘dead-end’ (one-way flow) or circulating.

It is important to note that most of the EMWD service connection capacity, as well as the
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With the critical 5,000 gpm fire flow requirements planned for development on the east side
of the study area, City transmission systems will likely require upgrade to convey the flow to
the east side. In addition to the pipeline upgrades, it is recommended that a new service
connection with EMWD at the southeast end of the City’s service area be established. As the
critical flows are needed on the east side, it would reason that a new connection at the east
end of the system could provide significant benefit and potentially minimize the amount of
pipeline upgrades necessary to meet fire flow requirements. Based on the anticipated
increase in demand, current-day fire-flow standards, and the age of the existing
infrastructure, upgrades to the system are recommended through modeling water
infrastructure improvements.

Sewer System

This section provides a comparison between existing demand for wastewater capacity and the
demand that is anticipated due to the proposed land uses. Refer to Appendix D, Water and
Sewer Utilities Study.

Existing Sewer

The gravity sewer system operated by the City of Perris collects some flow from EMWD and
collects all of the City’s wastewater before discharging to EMWD’s collection system at two
locations – (1) the 15-inch system at G Street and 9th Street, and (2) the 10-inch system at
Ellis Avenue and B Street. The City’s wastewater collection system consists of vitrified clay
pipe (VCP) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe ranging in size from 6 inches to 15 inches in
diameter. The City’s backbone trunk system flows southeasterly to the G Street system, and
northeasterly to the Ellis Avenue system. EMWD’s G Street Trunk system is a 15-inch gravity
sewer connecting with the City’s system in G Street at 9th Street. EMWD’s Ellis Avenue Trunk
system is a 10-inch gravity sewer connecting with the City’s system at B Street.

It is understood that external flows contribute to the study area system at several locations.
EMWD contributes flows to the project area at Navajo Road and San Jacinto Avenue. The City
contributes flows at several points from the west side of A Street and from the south side of
Ellis Avenue. City flows also contribute to the study area from the north side of I-215 at
Perris Boulevard. The capacity of the EMWD flows impacting the City’s system should be
monitored to understand the impacts to the City’s collection system as the need for
upgrading the City’s system approaches.

Future Wastewater System

The anticipated total flows generated by the project area are estimated to increase by
approximately 550,000 gallons per day (gpd) from 0.89 MGD to 1.44 MGD. The total flows
entering EMWD’s system at the two locations from the project area include the project flows,
plus the external City flows, and the EMWD flows.

At the concept planning phase of determining system upgrades, pipe sizes for conveyance of
this maximum flow will depend on the flow split between the two downstream points of
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It appears the vast majority of flows from the study area collect at the 15-inch system in G
Street. The anticipated wastewater system pipeline upgrade areas include E Street, San
Jacinto, 3rd Street west of C Street, C Street north of 3rd Street, 4th Street east of G Street,
G Street, 7th Street east of Perris Boulevard, Redlands Avenue south of 7th Street, and Ellis
Avenue east of G Street. It should be noted that current industry standards call for the
minimum size of gravity sewers for public systems to be 8-inch diameter.

4.6    Downtown Hydrology and Water Quality Plan
This section evaluates changes to land use and impervious pavement, floodplain mapping, and
surface water quality in the Specific Plan area. Based on characteristics of the current
drainage system and the expected increase in impervious surface area, recommendations are
offered to ensure that drainage and water quality are addressed. Refer to Appendix E,
Stormwater Assessment.

Existing Watershed, Hydrology, and Water Quality

The project site drains generally to the west and south; existing BNSF railroad tracks traverse
the Specific Plan area from north to south creating a watershed boundary. Existing storm
drain information and measured data on storm water runoff quality could not be obtained by
the City. Based on discussions with the City of Perris, there are no known local flooding issues
within the Specific Plan area.

There are three existing storm drain systems that convey runoff water from the Specific Plan
area to existing channels/ditches, which all lead to the San Jacinto River. The storm drain
system includes three sub-watersheds, identified as Lines A, B, and D. Storm drain Line A
begins approximately at Park Avenue and 3rd street in a west-east direction (18-inch RCP),
continues north along A Street (24-inch RCP), north along C Street (33-inch RCP), and west
along San Jacinto Avenue (60-inch RCP). The storm drain along San Jacinto Avenue outlets to
an existing channel that runs southeast, parallel to Interstate 215, and reaches a detention
basin at approximately 3rd Street. The detention basin is owned and operated by Riverside
Flood Control and Water Conservation District (RCFCWCD).

Line B begins approximately at 2nd Street and G Street and continues south on G Street (48-
inch RCP), then west on 7th Street (60-inch RCP) and transitions into a concrete-lined
trapezoidal channel. The trapezoidal channel conveys water west on 7th Street and then
southeast parallel to Interstate 215 to the San Jacinto River.

Line D begins approximately at B Street and Ellis Avenue and continues west on Ellis Avenue
(18-inch RCP). The storm drain along Ellis Avenue outlets to an existing channel that runs
southeast along the south side of Case Road and outlets to the San Jacinto River.

The Specific Plan area is tributary to the San Jacinto River located south of the project area.
Water is conveyed to the San Jacinto River primarily via natural channels but also engineered
channels and existing streets. The San Jacinto River flows southwest to Railroad Canyon
Reservoir (Canyon Lake), and eventually into Lake Elsinore.




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A portion of the southeast corner of the Specific Plan area is shown in the Flood Insurance
Rate Map as being located between the 100-year and 500-year flood plain; based on this
classification, there is moderate to low flooding risk in this area.

Future Drainage

The Specific Plan anticipates a combination of new uses, expansion of certain existing uses,
and rehabilitation of the existing residential areas. As shown within Table 4.4, watersheds A,
B, and C are showing the greatest increases in impervious percentages between the existing
and proposed conditions (41 percent, 24 percent, and 34 percent, respectively), primarily due
to the development of vacant land. The drainage paths for the proposed condition will be
similar to the existing conditions; the majority of the flows would be contained in the streets.
It is the intent of the City of Perris to require each developer to plan, engineer, and construct
drainage facilities to serve their individual project. The City of Perris does not have plans to
provide a Master Plan or a Capital Improvement Program for the area.

                                         Table 4-4
                        Percent Impervious Area Comparison Summary

                          Composite Impervious %       Composite Impervious          % Increase
Watershed       Area
                                 Existing                  % Proposed                Impervious
   A           153.88                37%                         78%                     41%
   B           80.68                 53%                         77%                     24%
   C           202.61                45%                         79%                     34%
   D            19.87                50%                         50%                      0%
   E            97.95                49%                         64%                     15%


With the increased percent impervious areas within the watersheds, the amount of runoff can
be expected to increase. The southeast corner of the Specific Plan area is located in a FEMA
Zone A 100-year floodplain, and much of the east side is within a FEMA Zone X 500-year
floodplain. It is recommended that the Specific Plan area and the balance of the City not
within any adopted Master Plan be reviewed by Flood Control for creation of a new Master
Plan.

Future Storm Water Quality

The Specific Plan area would increase impervious areas, resulting in impacts to storm water
quality. The project could affect pollutant loading immediately off-site and in Canyon Lake
and Lake Elsinore, both 303(d) listed water bodies. The development of a Water Quality
Management Plan (WQMP) is recommended, including Non-Structural/Source Control Best
Management Practices (BMPs) in order to conform to the Riverside County Drainage Area
Management Plan (DAMP).

A combination of structural, non-structural, and construction Best Management Practices are
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water runoff. It is essential that the selected BMPs address treatment for all areas of the
project area to assure that the runoff from the project site is being treated to the “maximum
extent practicable.” Appendix E includes the minimum required mitigation by the Riverside
County DAMP Section 6.4.4: Other Development Projects. It also provides a list of on-site
treatment control BMPs from the Riverside County WQMP Urban Runoff Manual.

Construction

Construction controls are separated from the rest of the water quality management because
the measures are temporary and specific to the type of construction. Construction of the
proposed redevelopment has the potential to produce typical pollutants such as nutrients,
heavy metals, pesticides and herbicides, toxic chemicals related to construction and cleaning,
waste materials including wash water, paints, wood, paper, concrete, food containers, and
sanitary wastes, fuel, and lubricants.

As part of its compliance with the NPDES requirements, a Notice of Intent (NOI) would need
to be prepared and submitted to the California State Water Resources Control Board providing
notification and intent to comply with the State of California general permit. Prior to
construction, a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) is required for the
construction activities on-site. A copy of the SWPPP must be available and implemented at
the construction site at all times. The SWPPP outlines the source control and/or treatment
control BMPs that would avoid or mitigate runoff pollutants at the construction site to the
“maximum extent practicable.”

Green Streets

A green street combines the pedestrian, transportation, and stormwater runoff management
systems within the available street right-of-way. Green streets are generally most effective
on lower traffic volume streets with reduced speeds. A green street generally has a wider
right-of-way requirement than a traditional street. Incorporation of the Green Street concept
for stormwater runoff management systems within the specific plan area can be accomplished
by incorporating street trees, landscaped swale medians, bio-retention areas, and porous
pavement areas. To effectively incorporate stormwater system into a green street, a
comprehensive plan should be developed first in order to integrate right-of-way planning and
regional drainage master planning. As there is no current regional drainage plan for the
specific plan area, application of the green street principles would require green street
development on a project-by-project basis, which may require additional studies and could
possibly result in infrastructure phasing inconsistencies.




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Chapter 5: Regulating Code
This Chapter contains the development specifications and design standards/guidelines for all
development and redevelopment projects within the Downtown Perris Specific Plan area (see
Figure 5-1). The development specifications and design standards/guidelines within this
Chapter shall only be pre-empted by a local, state, or federal code or ordinance (such as the
Building, Plumbing, Electrical, or Mechanical Codes, or the Zoning Ordinance) when it is
absolutely necessary to ensure public health, welfare, or safety. Should any conflict arise
between the provisions within this Chapter and the City of Perris Zoning Ordinance (Title 19
of the City of Perris Municipal Code), the provisions of this Chapter shall apply unless a
provision from the Zoning Ordinance is required to ensure public health, welfare, or safety.
Interpretation of the standards in this Chapter shall be the responsibility of the City of Perris
Development Services Department.

If any provisions of this Chapter, or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is
held invalid, the remainder of the Chapter, and the application of such provision to other
persons or circumstances, shall not be affected thereby.

5.1    User’s Guide
This Specific Plan introduces a new, innovative approach to regulating development in the
Downtown Perris Specific Plan Area. The following steps will help users of the Specific Plan
understand the development standards and design standards and guidelines for the Specific
Plan area.

Step 1:
Refer to Section 5.2 (Regulating Plan and Transects) and Figure 5-1 (Regulating Plan) to
determine the transect and potential building types/uses of the proposed project site. Figure
5-2 (Transects) illustrates a potential layout for each transect.

Step 2:
Refer to Section 5.3 (Building Types) and Figure 5-3 (Building Types) for a list of appropriate
building types and an example of each building type.

Step 3:
Refer to Section 5.4 (Development Specifications) to determine the appropriate site layout,
mass, height, facade elements, and locations of uses for each building type.

Step 4:
Refer to Section 5.5 (Design Standards and Guidelines) to determine design standards and
guidelines for buildings on the proposed project site. The design standards and guidelines in
this Section supplement the development specifications in Section 5.4 (Development
Specifications). The design standards/guidelines in Section 5.5 deal with more specific
details related to building and site design and are intended to further define the desired
image and character of development in the Specific Plan Area.



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Step 5:
Refer to Section 5.6 (Street Standards) to gain an understanding of the streetscape
improvements

Step 6:
Refer to Section 5.7 (Definitions) for descriptions of words used within this Specific Plan.

Step 7:
Contact the City of Perris if you have specific questions related to this Regulating Code at 101
North D Street; Perris, CA 92570 or (951) 943-6100.

5.2    Regulating Plan and Transects
A regulating plan is generally defined as a plan or map that designates how site and building
design standards are applied to individual properties. Figure 5-1 (Regulating Plan) contains
the regulating plan for the Downtown Perris Specific Plan Area. The regulating plan
illustrates the specific transects and allowed building type(s) for each property within the
Downtown Perris Specific Plan. Standards and guidelines for each building type are provided
in Sections 5.5 (Development Specifications) and 5.6 (Design Standards and Guidelines).

The Downtown Perris Regulating Code contains several transects:

   •   Downtown Promenade
   •   Plaza Mercado
   •   4th Street Gateway
   •   Employment Plaza
   •   Civic
   •   Urban Village
   •   Neighborhood
   •   Suburban
   •   Semi-Rural

The overall vision for each transect is described in detail in Section 3. The locations of each
transect is illustrated in Figure 5-1 (Regulating Plan). Within each transect, there are certain
types of uses and buildings that are allowed. To determine the types of buildings that are
allowed in each transect, refer to the Regulating Plan. Figure 5-3 (Building Types) has an
example of each building type. Sections 5.4 (Development Specifications) and 5.5 (Design
Standards and Guidelines) include development and design specifications for each building
type.




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                           Figure 5-1: Regulating Plan
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                           Semi-Rural           Suburban        Neighborhood      4th Street Gateway




                  Downtown Promenade    Plaza Mercado      Urban Village           Employment Plaza




                                                                                                       Figure 5-2: Transects

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5.3    Building Types

A building type refers to a group of buildings that share common characteristics, including
placement, mass and scale, and architectural elements. Examples of different building types
include detached houses, rowhouses, warehouses, and commercial block buildings. Within
the Downtown Perris Specific Plan Area, the following building types are allowed:

   •   Promenade Commercial Block Buildings
   •   Plaza Mercado Commercial Block Buildings
   •   Gateway Commercial Block Buildings
   •   Large Format Campus Buildings
   •   Live-Work Buildings
   •   Stacked Flat Buildings
   •   Courtyard Buildings
   •   Rowhouse Buildings
   •   Duplex/Triplex Buildings
   •   Detached House Buildings

Figure 5-3 (Building Types) shows conceptual illustrations of the above building types.

In addition to the above building types, civic and public buildings (such as City Hall, schools,
public parks, post office, public safety departments, public recreational centers, public
parking structures, and transit facilities) are allowed within the Civic transect. In order to
provide maximum flexibility for the design of civic and public buildings, this Specific Plan
does not prescribe specific development specifications or design standards for such buildings.
However, architects and designers of civic and public buildings should strive to design
buildings that are compatible with the form and character of buildings allowed by this
Specific Plan.

If an existing civic or public use within the Specific Plan Area is relocated, the existing
building may be reused with a permitted or conditionally permitted use. If the property is
redeveloped, then the redevelopment project shall be required to comply with the provisions
of this Specific Plan.




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Figure 5-3: Building Types




                        Large Format
                       Campus Building
                                                                                                                     Detached
                                                                                                                   House Building
                                                   Gateway
                                                Commercial Block
                                                   Building
                                                                                                             Duplex/Triplex
                                                                                                               Building




                                                                                                Rowhouse
                                                                                                Buildings


      Plaza Mercado
       Commercial
      Block Building
                                                                                    Live-Work
                                                                                    Buildings
                               Promenade
                             Commercial Block
                                Building



                                                    Stacked Flat
                                                      Building




                                                                   Courtyard Flat
                                                                     Building




                                                                                                            Figure 5-3: Building Types
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5.4    Development Specifications
Development specifications (or development standards) are provided for each of the allowed
buildings types in the following sections:

   •   Section 5.4.1: Promenade Commercial Block Building Development Specifications
   •   Section 5.4.2: Plaza Mercado Commercial Block Building Development Specifications
   •   Section 5.4.3: Gateway Commercial Block Building Development Specifications
   •   Section 5.4.4: Large Format Campus Building Development Specifications
   •   Section 5.4.5: Live-Work Loft Building Development Specifications
   •   Section 5.4.6: Stacked Flat Building Development Specifications
   •   Section 5.4.7: Courtyard Building Development Specifications
   •   Section 5.4.8: Rowhouse Building Development Specifications
   •   Section 5.4.9: Duplex/Triplex Building Development Specifications
   •   Section 5.4.10: Detached House Building Development Specifications

In each of these sections, there are development specifications that address site design,
building mass and height, facade design, and the allowed uses within the building.

Exceptions

An exception is a permitted exemption to a development specification or design standard
within this Chapter. An exception to a development specification in the following sections
may be granted only if the approving authority makes the following findings for the
exception:

   •   Compliance with a development specification would preclude an effective and
       attractive design solution that fulfills the desired form, function, and character for the
       Downtown Perris Specific Plan Area as specified in this Specific plan.
   •   The granting of an exception will not constitute a grant of special privilege
       inconsistent with the limitations upon other properties that are subject to the same
       development standard or design standard.
   •   The granting of an exception will not be detrimental to the health, safety, or general
       welfare of persons residing or working in the vicinity of the proposed use.
   •   The granting of the exception will not be detrimental or injurious to property and
       improvements in the vicinity or to the general welfare of the City.




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5.4.1     Promenade Commercial Block Building Development
          Standards
A. DESCRIPTION

   1. A building that is designed with ground floor storefronts for retail uses and upper floor
      space for office or residential uses. Access to businesses on the ground floor is
      provided by individual storefront entrances. Access to upper floor uses are provided
      from a common entrance and small lobby on the ground floor.
   2. Promenade Commercial Block Buildings are allowed within the Downtown Promenade
      transect.




                          Examples of promenade commercial block buildings




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B. SITE DESIGN

               1. Setbacks: None required.
               2. Build-to-Line (BTL): A building facade shall be built along property lines (at a 0 foot
                  setback) that are adjacent to D Street. The facade shall occupy 100% of the lot width
                  and at least 25% of the lot depth at street intersections.
               3. The BTL may be set back up to 10 feet to create a wider sidewalk or forecourt, and
                  may include breaks to accommodate paseos. Storefronts, building entrances, and
                  balconies may be recessed into the facade.
               4. The BTL at building corners adjacent to a street intersection may be angled, curved,
                  or recessed within an area that is generally not greater than 15 feet by 15 feet square,
                  but only if a building entrance is created at the corner.
               5. Minimum Lot Width: 25 feet.
               6. Minimum Lot Depth: 80 feet.




                                  Alley, Shared Parking Area, or Railroad                         5




                                                                                                           Adjacent Property
 Side Street




                                                                                                       6


                                    Wider Sidewalk                          Paseo
                      15’
                                     or Forecourt                                   3
                      max

                  2         15’
                            max         3
                                               2                        2

                    4                                    D Street



                                                   Buildable Area               Building Facade




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C. VEHICLE ACCESS AND PARKING

   1. Access to parking and service/loading facilities shall be provided by an alley, shared
      parking area along the railroad, or driveway from a street (except from D Street) or an
      adjacent property.
   2. Shared access agreements and easements are allowed to minimize driveway entrances
      along the alley and to encourage shared parking areas between multiple properties.
   3. Surface parking, tuck-under parking, structured parking, and underground parking are
      allowed. Surface parking, tuck-under parking, structured parking, and service/loading
      zones are prohibited within 20 feet of property lines along D Street and 15 feet of
      property lines along other streets.
   4. Disposal/storage areas shall be located within surface parking lots, tuck-under parking
      areas, or enclosed portions of a building, parking structure, or underground parking.
   5. Residential (Apartments and Condominiums) and Live-Work Uses: 1 dedicated parking
      space per studio or 1 bedroom unit, 1.5 dedicated parking spaces per 2 bedroom unit,
      and 0.25 dedicated parking spaces per additional bedroom in a unit shall be provided
      on-site, within the same block as the unit, or within 500 feet of the unit (as measured
      by the shortest walking distance from the parking space to the unit entry) if the
      parking spaces are dedicated to the units.
   6. Non-Residential Uses on Upper Floors: 1 parking space per 500 square feet of gross
      floor area shall be provided on-site or within the same block as the business.
   7. Non-Residential Uses on Ground Floors: On-site parking for uses fronting D Street is
      not required. However, parking for these uses shall be accommodated with on-street
      parking or other parking areas with shared parking agreements. 1 parking space per
      500 square feet of gross floor area of office uses and 250 square feet of gross floor
      area of other uses shall be provided on-site or within the same block as the business.

                                                Alley, Shared Parking Area, or Railroad

                                                                                                    1
                                                                                    4
                  1
                                                                                                                  Adjacent Property




                                                                                    1     2
    Side Street




                                                                                    4




                                                                                                                                      3
                                                                                                                       20’
                                                                                                                       min.



                          3      15’ min.                      D Street

                                                        Parking (surface, tuck-under, structured,
                      Underground parking                                                           Disposal/storage
                                                        and underground) and service/loading
                      is allowed in this area                                                       area
                                                        facilities are allowed in this area

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D. MASS AND HEIGHT

   1. Ground Floor Ceiling Height: 14 feet to 16 feet.
   2. Upper Floor Ceiling Heights: 8 feet minimum and up to 80% of the height of ground
      floor ceiling height.
   3. Number of Floors: 2 to 3 floors.
   4. At street fronting entrances and entrances along paseos, courtyards, and plazas, the
      elevation of the ground floor shall be at the grade of the adjacent sidewalk.
   5. Step-backs from the BTL are only allowed on the third floor. Multiple step-backs are
      allowed along a building facade.
   6. Multi-level basements are allowed.
   7. Building Depth: 20 feet minimum (as measured from the BTL).
   8. Building Width: 16 feet to 50 feet. A single building that is wider than 50 feet is
      permitted if it is designed to look like multiple buildings. Each individual segment of
      the building shall have a maximum width of 50 feet.




       5                          2       8’ to 80% of “A”


                                                                 3
                                  2       8’ to 80% of “A”



       4                          1 14’ to 16’



                        6
                                                                                8
                                      7




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E. FACADES AND WINDOW FENESTRATION

   1. Building Cap or Roof: The top of the facade shall be defined by a cap, such as a
      cornice or a roof overhang.
   2. A horizontal design element is required to differentiate between the ground floor and
      upper floors. Examples include a cornice line, awning, balcony, or change in the
      building material.
   3. Ground Floor Window Fenestration (Front Facade): At least 60% of each ground floor
      facade with sidewalk, paseo, or forecourt frontage (as measured by multiplying the
      facade width by the ceiling height) shall be occupied by transparent windows/doors.
   4. Upper Floor Window Fenestration (Front Facade): At least 30% of each upper floor
      facade with sidewalk, paseo, or forecourt frontage (as measured by multiplying the
      facade width by the ceiling height) shall be occupied by transparent windows.
   5. Window Fenestration (Other Facades): At least 20% of all other upper and ground floor
      facades (as measured by multiplying the facade width by the ceiling height) shall be
      occupied by transparent windows/doors, except for facades built on an internal side
      property line and facades that would abut an adjacent building, or as otherwise
      prohibited by the Uniform Building Code.
   6. Storefronts: Ground floor businesses shall be designed with a storefront and building
      entrance.
   7. Access to upper floor uses shall be provided on street-fronting facades, or facades that
      front a paseo, courtyard, or plaza.


                                            Front Facade
        1


                                                   3                            Upper Floor
                                                                                Ceiling Height


                                                   3                            Upper Floor
                                                                                Ceiling Height
       2
                                                   4                            Ground Floor
                                                                      7         Ceiling Height




                     6                 6                   6

                                 Building (Facade) Width




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F. ALLOWED AND PROHIBITED PROJECTIONS

   1.   Shade Structures (Awnings, Marquees, Window Shades, and Trellises)
   2.   Balconies
   3.   Bay Windows
   4.   Projecting Signs
   5.   External chimneys, external staircases to upper floors, and garage doors are prohibited
        on street-fronting facades.




             1                  2                    3                  4




G. ALLOWED ROOF FORMS

   6. Flat Roof with Parapet or Cornice
   7. Full Roof
   8. Gabled Roof
   9. Tower Element with Pyramid or Dome Roof
   10. Shed Roof: Only allowed where building step-backs occur
   11. Appropriate combinations of the above roof forms




             6           7                8                     9                10




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H.      USE SPECIFICATIONS

     1. Allowed Uses for Ground Floors with Street Frontage: Retail and Food Service uses.
     2. Conditionally Permitted Uses for Ground Floors with Street Frontage: Service, Office,
        Lodging, Entertainment, Live-Work, and Auto Service uses. All uses open for business
        during the hours of 10:00 pm and 7:00 am.
     3. Allowed Uses for Ground Floors without Street Frontage: Retail, Food Service, Service,
        and Office uses.
     4. Conditionally Permitted Uses for Ground Floors without Street Frontage: Lodging,
        Entertainment, and Live-Work uses. All uses open for business during the hours of
        10:00 pm and 7:00 am.
     5. Allowed Uses for Upper Floors: Residential (Apartments and Condominiums), Office,
        and Home Occupation uses.
     6. Conditionally Permitted Uses for Upper Floors: Food Service, Service, Lodging,
        Entertainment, and Live-Work uses. All uses open for business during the hours of
        10:00 pm and 7:00 am.
     7. Minimum Depth of Uses with Ground Floor Street Frontage: 20 feet as measured from
        the Build-to-Line.
     8. Basements may be used for parking and disposal/storage areas.
     9. Outdoor dining is allowed on all floors.




                               9                 5       6

                   Front
                  Facade                         5       6



                                   1       2                 3   4
                           9                                                9

                                                     8

                                       7




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5.4.2     Plaza Mercado Commercial Block Building Development
          Standards
A. DESCRIPTION

   1. A building that is designed with ground floor storefronts for retail and service business
      and upper floor space for office or residential uses. Access to businesses on the
      ground floor is provided by individual storefront entrances along the street, paseo,
      courtyard, or plaza. Access to upper floor uses are provided from a common entrance
      and small lobby on the ground floor.
   2. Plaza Mercado Commercial Block Buildings are allowed within the Plaza Mercado
      transect.




                    Examples of plaza mercado commercial block buildings




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B. SITE DESIGN

    1. Setbacks: None required.
    2. Build-to-Line (BTL): A building facade shall be built along all property lines (at a 0
       foot setback) that are adjacent to D Street. The facade shall occupy 100% of the lot
       width and at least 25% of the lot depth at street intersections.
    3. The BTL may be set back to create a wider sidewalk, courtyard, or plaza, and may
       include breaks to accommodate paseos. Storefronts, building entrances, and balconies
       may be recessed into the facade.
    4. The BTL at building corners adjacent to a street intersection may be angled, curved,
       or recessed within an area that is generally not greater than 15 feet by 15 feet square,
       but only if a building entrance is created at the corner.
    5. Buildings shall have a minimum depth of 20 feet from the BTL adjacent to D Street and
       15 feet from the BTL along paseos, courtyards, and plazas.
    6. Minimum Lot Width: 25 feet.
    7. Minimum Lot Depth: 80 feet.




                          Alley, Shared Parking Area, or Railroad                               6




                                                                                                          Adjacent Property
                                       Courtyard                Courtyard
  Side Street




                                        or Plaza                 or Plaza
                                                                                                      7

                                                                         2
                                   2
                    15’                                                                 Paseo
                    max                                              3
                                          3
                2           15’
                            max                                                                 3
                                                     2                   2

                4                                         D Street


                                                   Buildable Area            Building




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C. VEHICLE ACCESS AND PARKING

   1. Access to parking and service/loading facilities shall be provided by an alley, shared
      parking area along the railroad, or driveway from a street (except D Street) or an
      adjacent property.
   2. Shared access agreements and easements are allowed to minimize driveway entrances
      along the alley and to encourage shared parking areas between multiple properties.
   3. Surface parking, tuck-under parking, structured parking, and underground parking are
      allowed. Surface parking, tuck-under parking, structured parking, and service/loading
      zones are prohibited within 20 feet of property lines along D Street and 15 feet of
      property lines along other streets.
   4. Disposal/storage areas shall be located within surface parking lots, tuck-under parking
      areas, or enclosed portions of a building, parking structure, or underground parking.
   5. Residential (Apartments and Condominiums) and Live-Work Uses: 1 dedicated parking
      space per studio or 1 bedroom unit, 1.5 dedicated parking spaces per 2 bedroom unit,
      and 0.25 dedicated parking spaces per additional bedroom in a unit shall be provided
      on-site, within the same block as the unit, or within 500 feet of the unit (as measured
      by the shortest walking distance from the parking space to the unit entry) if the
      parking spaces are dedicated to the units.
   6. Non-Residential Uses on Upper Floors: 1 parking space per 500 square feet of gross
      floor area shall be provided on-site or within the same block as the business.
   7. Non-Residential Uses on Ground Floors: On-site parking for these uses is not required.
      However, parking for these uses shall be accommodated with on-street parking or
      other parking areas with shared parking agreements.



                                               Alley, Shared Parking Area, or Railroad
                                                                                                  1
                                                                4
                                                                                  4
                                                                                                              Adjacent Property


                     1
                                                                                  1     2
       Side Street




                                                            4




                                                                                                                                    3
                                                                                                                                  20’
                                                                                                                                  min.


                                                             D Street
                           3      15’ min.


                                                     Parking (surface, tuck-under, structured,   Disposal/storage
                     Underground parking             and underground) and service/loading        area
                     is allowed in this area         facilities are allowed in this area

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D. MASS AND HEIGHT

   1. Ground Floor Ceiling Height: 14 feet to 16 feet.
   2. Upper Floor Ceiling Heights: 8 feet minimum and up to 80% of the height of ground
      floor ceiling height.
   3. Number of Floors: 2 to 3 floors.
   4. At street fronting entrances and entrances along paseos, courtyards, and plazas, the
      elevation of the ground floor shall be at the grade of the adjacent sidewalk, paseo,
      courtyard, or plaza.
   5. Step-backs from the BTL are allowed on the third floor. Step-backs on the second
      floor are allowed along facades that are adjacent to a courtyard or plaza. Multiple
      step-backs are allowed along a building facade.
   6. Multi-level basements are allowed.
   7. Building Depth: 30 feet minimum (as measured from the BTL along the sidewalk).
   8. Building Width: 16 feet to 50 feet. A single building that is wider than 50 feet is
      permitted if it is designed to look like multiple buildings. Each individual segment of
      the building shall have a maximum width of 50 feet.




     5                            2   8’ to 80% of “A”


                                                               3
                                  2   8’ to 80% of “A”



     4                            1 14’ to 16’



                       6
                                                                              8
                                  7




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E. FACADES AND WINDOW FENESTRATION

   1. Building Cap or Roof: The top of the facade shall be defined by a cap, such as a
      cornice or a roof overhang.
   2. An arcade is required along all facades with street frontage. A horizontal design
      element is required to differentiate between the ground floor and upper floors of
      facades with paseo or courtyard frontage. Examples include a cornice line, awning,
      balcony, or change in the building material.
   3. Ground Floor Window Fenestration (Front Facade): At least 60% of each ground floor
      facade with sidewalk, paseo, courtyard, or plaza frontage (as measured by multiplying
      the facade width by the ceiling height) shall be occupied by transparent
      windows/doors.
   4. Upper Floor Window Fenestration (Front Facade): At least 30% of each upper floor
      facade with sidewalk, paseo, courtyard, or plaza frontage (as measured by multiplying
      the facade width by the ceiling height) shall be occupied by transparent windows.
   5. Window Fenestration (Other Facades): At least 20% of all other upper and ground floor
      facades (as measured by multiplying the facade width by the ceiling height) shall be
      occupied by transparent windows/doors, except for facades built on an internal side
      property line and facades that would abut an adjacent building, or as otherwise
      prohibited by the Uniform Building Code.
   6. Storefronts: Ground floor businesses shall be designed with a storefront and building
      entrance.
   7. Access to upper floor uses shall be provided on street-fronting facades, or facades that
      front a paseo, courtyard, or plaza.



               1


      Front                                                               Upper Floor
                                                          4               Ceiling Height
      Facade

                                                                          Upper Floor
                                                          4               Ceiling Height

           2
                                     7                                    Ground Floor
                                                          3               Ceiling Height




                       6                   6                  6

                                Building (Facade) Width




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F. ALLOWED AND PROHIBITED PROJECTIONS

   1.   Arcades
   2.   Shade Structures (Awnings, Marquees, Window Shades, and Trellises)
   3.   Balconies
   4.   Bay Windows
   5.   Projecting Signs
   6.   External chimneys, external staircases to upper floors, and garage doors are prohibited
        on the front facade.




  1                    2                   3                     4                 5




G. ALLOWED ROOF FORMS

   7. Flat Roof with Parapet or Cornice
   8. Full Roof
   9. Gabled Roof
   10. Tower Element with Pyramid or Dome Roof
   11. Shed Roof: Only allowed where building step-backs occur
   12. Appropriate combinations of the above roof forms




          7           8                9                    10                11




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                                        DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN

H. USE SPECIFICATIONS

   1. Allowed Uses for Ground Floors with Street Frontage: Retail, Food Service, and Artisan
      Workshop uses.
   2. Conditionally Permitted Uses for Ground Floors with Street Frontage: Service, Office,
      Lodging, Entertainment, and Live-Work uses. All uses open for business during the
      hours of 10:00 pm and 7:00 am.
   3. Allowed Uses for Ground Floors without Street Frontage: Retail, Food Service, Service,
      and Office, and Artisan Workshop uses.
   4. Conditionally Permitted Uses for Ground Floors without Street Frontage: Lodging,
      Entertainment, and Live-Work uses. All uses open for business during the hours of
      10:00 pm and 7:00 am.
   5. Allowed Uses for Upper Floors: Residential (Apartments and Condominiums), Food
      Service, Office, and Home Occupation uses.
   6. Conditionally Permitted Uses for Upper Floors: Service, Lodging, Entertainment, and
      Live-Work uses. All uses open for business during the hours of 10:00 pm and 7:00 am.
   7. Minimum Depth of Uses with Ground Floor Street Frontage: 20 feet as measured from
      the Build-to-Line.
   8. Basements may be used for parking and/or storage/disposal areas.
   9. Outdoor dining is allowed on all floors.




                        9                 5    6

            Front
           Facade                         5    6



                            1       2                  3   4
                    9                                                  9

                                                   8

                                7




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                                          DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN


5.4.3     Gateway Commercial Block Building Development Standards
A. DESCRIPTION

   1. A building that is designed to contain retail, office, or service uses. Residential uses
      are also allowed on upper floors. Access to businesses is provided from individual
      entrances with storefronts along sidewalks, or a common entrance or lobby.
   2. Gateway Commercial Block Buildings are allowed within the 4th Street Gateway
      transect.




                  Examples of Fourth Street gateway commercial block buildings




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B. SITE DESIGN

   1. Setbacks: Buildings shall be set back 15 feet from rear property lines that are
      adjacent to a residential use and 10 feet from side property lines that are adjacent to
      a residential use. No other setbacks are required.
   2. Build-to-Line (BTL): A building facade shall be built within 0 feet to 12 feet of
      property lines that are adjacent to 4th Street. The front facade shall occupy at least
      50% of the lot width along 4th Street. At street intersections with 4th Street, a
      building facade is also required within 0 feet to 12 feet of property lines that are
      adjacent to side streets for at least 20 feet from the intersection. The BTL may be set
      back to create a wider sidewalk, courtyard, landscape feature or plaza, and may
      include breaks to accommodate paseos and driveways. Storefronts, building
      entrances, and balconies may be recessed into the facade.
   3. The BTL at building corners adjacent to a street intersection may be angled, curved,
      or recessed within an area that is generally not greater than 20 feet by 20 feet square,
      but only if a building entrance is created at the corner.
   4. Buildings shall have a minimum depth of 20 feet from the BTL.
   5. Minimum Lot Width: 50 feet.
   6. Minimum Lot Depth: 130 feet.




                                           Alley or Adjacent Property
                                                                                               5

                       1     15’ min (if adjacent to
                             residential use)
                                                                                                     10’ min (if adjacent to a
                                                                                                     historic residential use)
    Side Street




                                                                                                                                       Adjacent Property
                                                                        Courtyard                                                 6
                                                                        or Plaza


                      20’    Paseo
                      max


                  2          20’         3                                          3                       1
                             max                                        2



                  3                                     Fourth Street
                        Buildable                  Setback (if required)                Building Facade




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C. VEHICLE ACCESS AND PARKING

    1. Access to parking and service/loading facilities shall be provided by an alley, or a
       driveway entrance from a street or an adjacent lot. A maximum of 1 driveway per lot
       shall be provided along 4th Street, except for wide lots, which may provide up to 1
       driveway for every 200 linear feet of frontage along 4th Street. Driveways shall not
       exceed 24 feet in width and shall be located at least 45 feet from all intersections.
    2. Shared access agreements and easements are allowed to minimize driveway entrances
       and to encourage shared parking areas between multiple properties.
    3. Surface parking, tuck-under parking, structured parking, and underground parking are
       allowed. Surface parking, tuck-under parking, and structured parking, and
       service/loading zones are prohibited within 15 feet of property lines along a street.
    4. Disposal/storage areas shall be located within surface parking lots, tuck-under parking
       areas, or enclosed portions of a building, parking structure, or underground parking.
    5. Residential (Apartments and Condominiums): 1 dedicated parking space per studio
       and 1 bedroom unit and 2 dedicated parking spaces per 2 or more bedroom unit shall
       be provided on-site.
    6. Non-Residential Uses: Between 2 (minimum) and 3.5 (maximum) spaces per 500
       square feet of gross floor area shall be provided on-site.



                                       Alley or Adjacent Property
                       1                                   1
                                                                       4
                                       4




                                                                                             Adjacent Property
                                       1       2
   Side Street




                                                                   4




                                                                                                                  3
                                                                                                                 15’
                                                                                                                 min.
                                           1                                       1
                                                    th
                   1                               4 Street
                       45’ min.
                                           Parking (surface,
                 Underground               tuck-under,                 Disposal/storage
                 parking is allowed        structured, and             area
                 in this area              underground) and
                                           service/loading zones
                                           are allowed in this
                                           area

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D. MASS AND HEIGHT

   1. Ground Floor Ceiling Height: 14 feet to 16 feet.
   2. Upper Floor Ceiling Heights: 8 feet minimum and up to 80% of the height of ground
      floor ceiling height.
   3. Number of Floors: 1 to 3 floors.
   4. At street fronting entrances and entrances along paseos, courtyards, and plazas, the
      elevation of the ground floor shall be at the grade of the adjacent sidewalk, paseo,
      courtyard, or plaza.
   5. Step-backs from the BTL are only allowed on the second floor and above. Multiple
      step-backs are allowed along a building facade.
   6. Multi-level basements are allowed.
   7. Building Depth: 20 feet minimum (as measured from the BTL).
   8. Building Width: 16 feet to 75 feet. A single building wider than 75 feet is permitted if
      it is designed to look like multiple buildings or is divided into multiple segments
      separated by articulated features, such as a tower element. Each individual segment
      of the building shall have a maximum width of 75 feet, except for larger anchor
      buildings wider than 250 feet, which may have 1 central segment that does not exceed
      a width of 100 feet.




                                  2       8’ to 80% of “A”

       5
                                                                3
                                  2       8’ to 80% of “A”



       4                          1 14’ to 16’



                        6

                                      7                                            8




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E. FACADES AND WINDOW FENESTRATION

   1. Building Cap or Roof: The top of the facade shall be defined by a cap, such as a
      cornice or a roof overhang.
   2. A horizontal design element is required to differentiate between the ground floor and
      upper floors of facades. Examples include a cornice line, awning, balcony, or change
      in the building material.
   3. Ground Floor Window Fenestration: At least 50% of each ground floor facade with
      sidewalk, paseo, courtyard, or plaza frontage and at least 15% of all other ground floor
      facades (as measured by multiplying the facade width by the ceiling height) shall be
      occupied by transparent windows/doors.
   4. Upper Floor Window Fenestration (Front Facade): At least 20% of each upper floor
      facade (as measured by multiplying the facade width by the ceiling height) shall be
      occupied by transparent windows.
   5. Window Fenestration (Other Facades): At least 15% of all other upper and ground floor
      facades (as measured by multiplying the facade width by the ceiling height) shall be
      occupied by transparent windows/doors, except for facades built on an internal side
      property line and facades that would abut an adjacent building, or as otherwise
      prohibited by the Uniform Building Code.
   6. Storefronts: Ground floor businesses shall be designed with a storefront and building
      entrance.
   7. Access to upper floor uses shall be provided on street-fronting facades, or facades that
      front a paseo, courtyard, or plaza.


                              Front Facade

                                                                            Upper Floor
                1                                             4             Ceiling Height


                                                                            Upper Floor
                                                              4             Ceiling Height

            2
                                                                            Ground Floor
                                      7                       3             Ceiling Height




                          6                    6                  6

                                    Building (Facade) Width




Regulating Code                                                                      Page 5-30
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F. ALLOWED AND PROHIBITED PROJECTIONS

   1.       Shade Structures (Awnings, Marquees, Window Shades, and Trellises)
   2.       Balconies
   3.       Bay Windows
   4.       Projecting Signs
   5.       External chimneys, external staircases to upper floors, and garage doors are prohibited
            on the front facade.




               1                  2                     3                 4




G. ALLOWED ROOF FORMS

   6. Flat Roof with Parapet or Cornice
   7. Full Mansard Roof
   8. Gabled Roof
   9. Tower Element with Pyramid or Dome Roof
   10. Shed Roof: Only allowed where building step-backs occur
   11. Barrel Vaulted Roof
   12. Appropriate combinations of the above roof forms




        6              7               8                     8                10           11




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H. USE SPECIFICATIONS

   1. Allowed Uses for Ground Floors: Retail, Food Service, Office, and Service uses.
   2. Conditionally Permitted Uses for Ground Floors: Lodging, Entertainment, and Live-
      Work uses. All uses open for business during the hours of 10:00 pm and 7:00 am.
   3. Allowed Uses for Upper Floors: Food Service, Service, Office, and ancillary Residential
      (Apartments and Condominiums) and Home Occupation uses.
   4. Conditionally Permitted Uses for Upper Floors: Lodging, Entertainment, and Live-Work
      uses. All uses open for business during the hours of 10:00 pm and 7:00 am.
   5. Basements may be used for parking and/or storage/disposal areas.
   6. Outdoor dining is allowed on all floors.




                           6                3       4

               Front
              Facade                        3       4



                                            1       2
                       6                                                6

                                                5




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                                        DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN


5.4.4     Live-Work Building Development Standards
A. DESCRIPTION

   1. A building that contains individual loft units that are designed to accommodate both
      residential living and various work activities.
   2. Live-Work Buildings are allowed within the Downtown Promenade (excluding parcels
      fronting D Street), Urban Village, and Neighborhood transects.




                                Examples of live-work buildings




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                                                    DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN

B. SITE DESIGN

      1. Setbacks: Buildings shall be set back 10 feet from side and rear property lines that are
         adjacent to a residential use. No other setbacks are required.
      2. Build-to-Line (BTL): A building facade shall be built within 0 feet to 10 feet of
         property lines that are adjacent to a street. The front facade shall occupy the entire
         lot width (excluding setbacks, if required) and at least 50% of the depth. The BTL may
         be set back to create a wider sidewalk or forecourt, and may include breaks to
         accommodate paseos and driveways. Storefronts, building entrances, and balconies
         may be recessed into the facade.
      3. The BTL at building corners adjacent to a street intersection may be angled, curved,
         or recessed within an area that is generally not greater than 15 feet by 15 feet square,
         but only if a building entrance is created at the corner.
      4. Buildings shall have a minimum depth of 20 feet from the BTL.
      5. Minimum Lot Width: 25 feet.
      6. Minimum Lot Depth: 100 feet.




                                  Alley or Adjacent Property
                                                                                 5

               1      10’ min (if adjacent to a
                      residential use)


                                                                                        10’ min (if adjacent to a




                                                                                                                         Adjacent Property
                                                                                        residential use)
                                                                                                                     6
 Street




              15’
              max                                     Wider Sidewalk or
                              Paseo                       Forecourt
          2                                            2                                        1
                    15’
                    max                                                     2


          3                                       Street


                      Buildable Area              Setback (if             Building Facade




Regulating Code                                                                                                     Page 5-34
                                              DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN

C. VEHICLE ACCESS AND PARKING

      1. Access to parking and service/loading facilities shall be provided by an alley, driveway
         from an adjacent property, or a driveway entrance from a street (only allowed if no
         alley is provided along the rear property line). Driveways shall not exceed 24 feet in
         width and shall be located at least 30 feet from all intersections.
      2. Shared access agreements and easements are allowed to minimize driveway entrances
         and to encourage shared parking areas between multiple properties.
      3. Surface parking, tuck-under parking, structured parking, and underground parking are
         allowed. Surface parking, tuck-under parking, and structured parking, and
         service/loading zones are prohibited within 15 feet of property lines along a street.
      4. Disposal/storage areas shall be located within surface parking lots, tuck-under parking
         areas, or enclosed portions of a building, parking structure, or underground parking.
      5. Parking Requirements: 1 dedicated parking space per studio or 1 bedroom unit and 2
         dedicated parking spaces per 2 or more bedroom unit shall be provided on-site.




                               Alley or Adjacent Property

                         1                                   1
                                                                         4
                                         4

                                         1      2




                                                                                               Adjacent Property
                                                                     4
 Street




                                                                                                                     3
                                                                                                                   15’
                                                                                                                   min.
                                                                                  1
                                              Street

                                             Parking (surface,
              Underground                    tuck-under,                 Disposal/storage
              parking is allowed             structured, and             area
              in this area                   underground) and
                                             service/loading zones
                                             are allowed in this
                                             area



Regulating Code                                                                             Page 5-35
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D. MASS AND HEIGHT

   1. Ground Floor Ceiling Height: 16 feet to 24 feet. The ceiling height above and below
      the mezzanine level shall be at least 8 feet.
   2. Upper Floor Ceiling Heights: 8 feet to 10 feet.
   3. Number of Floors: 3 to 5 floors within Urban Village transect and 1 to 3 within all
      other transects.
   4. At street fronting entrances and entrances along paseos, courtyards, and plazas, the
      elevation of the ground floor shall be at the grade of the adjacent sidewalk, paseo,
      courtyard, or plaza.
   5. Step-backs from the BTL are only allowed above the second floor. Multiple step-backs
      are allowed along a building facade.
   6. Multi-level basements are allowed.
   7. Building Depth: 20 feet minimum (as measured from the BTL).
   8. Building Width: 16 feet to 50 feet. A single building wider than 50 feet is permitted if
      it is designed to look like multiple buildings. Each individual segment of the building
      shall have a maximum width of 50 feet.




                                              2

   5                              8’ to 10’   2

                                  8’ to 10’   2

                                  8’ to 10’   2               3

                                                  8’ to 10’
   4
                         1 16’ to 24’
                                                  8’ to 10’


                     6                                                         8

                                  7




Regulating Code                                                                     Page 5-36
                                         DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN

E. WINDOW FENESTRATION AND FRONTAGES

   1. Building Cap or Roof: The top of the facade shall be defined by a cap, such as a
      cornice or a roof overhang.
   2. A horizontal design element is required to differentiate between the ground floor (or
      second floor, if the building has at least 4 floors) and upper floors of facades.
      Examples include a cornice line, awning, balcony, or change in the building material.
   3. Ground Floor Window Fenestration (Front Facade): A minimum of 40% to 90% of each
      ground floor facade with sidewalk, paseo, courtyard, or plaza frontage (as measured
      by multiplying the facade width by the ceiling height) shall be occupied by transparent
      windows/doors.
   4. Upper Floor Window Fenestration (Front Facade): At least 30% of each upper floor
      facade with sidewalk, paseo, courtyard, or plaza frontage (as measured by multiplying
      the facade width by the ceiling height) shall be occupied by transparent windows.
   5. Window Fenestration (Other Facades): At least 15% of all other upper and ground floor
      facades (as measured by multiplying the facade width by the ceiling height) shall be
      occupied by transparent windows/doors, except for facades built on an internal side
      property line and facades that would abut an adjacent building, or as otherwise
      prohibited by the Uniform Building Code.
   6. Storefronts: Ground floor units shall be designed with a storefront and building
      entrance.
   7. Access to upper floor uses shall be provided on street-fronting facades.
            1


                                                                         Upper Floor
                                                         4               Ceiling Height
      Front
     Facade
                                                                         Upper Floor
                                                         4               Ceiling Height



                                                                         Upper Floor
                                                         4               Ceiling Height



                                                                         Upper Floor
                                                         4               Ceiling Height
        2

                                                                         Ground Floor
                                          7              3               Ceiling Height




                    6          6                    6        6

                               Building (Facade) Width
Regulating Code                                                                      Page 5-37
                                             DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN

F. ALLOWED AND PROHIBITED PROJECTIONS

   1.       Shade Structures (Awnings, Marquees, Window Shades, and Trellises)
   2.       Balconies
   3.       Patios
   4.       Bay Windows
   5.       Projecting Signs
   6.       External chimneys, external staircases to upper floors, and garage doors are prohibited
            on the front facade.




        1                   2                   3                  4             5




G. ALLOWED ROOF FORMS

   7. Flat Roof with Parapet or Cornice
   8. Full Roof
   9. Gabled Roof
   10. Tower Element with Pyramid or Dome Roof
   11. Shed Roof: Only allowed where building step-backs occur
   12. Barrel Vaulted Roof
   13. Appropriate combinations of the above roof forms




            7           8                9                    10                11           12




Regulating Code                                                                          Page 5-38
                                       DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN

H. USE SPECIFICATIONS

   1. Allowed Uses for Ground Floors: Live-Work Units (living space and work space).
   2. Allowed Uses for Upper Floors: Live-Work Units (living space and work space),
      Residential (Apartments and Condominiums), and Home Occupation uses.
   3. Basements may be used for parking and/or storage/disposal areas.




                                          2

                                          2

                                          2
                   Front
                  Facade                  2


                                          1


                                          3




Regulating Code                                                                   Page 5-39
                                         DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN


5.4.5     Large Format Campus Building Development Standards
A. DESCRIPTION

   1. A building that contains office or light industrial uses that require large lots. These
      buildings are designed as stand-alone buildings or are grouped together in a campus
      environment.
   2. Large Format Campus Buildings are allowed within the Employment Plaza transect.




                           Examples of large format campus buildings




Regulating Code                                                                       Page 5-40
                                                      DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN

B. SITE DESIGN

     1. Setbacks: Buildings shall be set back 10 feet from property lines that are adjacent to
        a street and 15 feet from rear property lines that are adjacent to a residential use.
        No other setbacks are required.
     2. Build-to-Line (BTL): A building facade shall be built within 10 feet to 20 feet of
        property lines that are adjacent to a street. The facade shall occupy at least 50% of
        the lot width and lot depth along all streets. The BTL may be set back to create a
        wider sidewalk, courtyard, or plaza, and may include breaks to accommodate paseos
        and driveways. Storefronts (if provided), building entrances, and balconies may be
        recessed into the facade.
     3. The BTL at building corners adjacent to a street intersection may be angled, curved,
        or recessed within an area that is generally not greater than 25 feet by 25 feet square,
        but only if a building entrance is created at the corner.
     4. Buildings shall have a minimum depth of 20 feet from the BTL.
     5. Minimum Lot Width: 50 feet.
     6. Minimum Lot Depth: 180 feet.




                                          Alley or Adjacent Property
                                                                                    5

                  1         15’ min (if adjacent
                            to a residential use)




                                                                                                  Adjacent Property
                                                                                             6
  Street




                                                              Courtyard
                                                               or Plaza
                      25’
                      max                                 2                     Paseo

              2              25’
                             max
                                                                          2
                                10’ min      1
               3
                                                              Street

                                                      Setback (if
                      Buildable Area                  required)           Building Facade




Regulating Code                                                                             Page 5-41
                                                 DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN

C. VEHICLE ACCESS AND PARKING

         1. Access to parking and service/loading facilities shall be provided by an alley, or
            driveway from a street or an adjacent lot. Driveways shall not exceed 24 feet in width
            and shall be located at least 30 feet from all intersections.
         2. Shared access agreements and easements are allowed to minimize driveway entrances
            and to encourage shared parking areas between multiple properties.
         3. Surface parking, tuck-under parking, structured parking, and underground parking are
            allowed. Surface parking, structured parking, and service/loading zones are
            prohibited within 15 feet of property lines along a street.
         4. Disposal/storage areas shall be located within surface parking lots, or enclosed
            portions of a building, parking structure, or underground parking.
         5. Parking Requirements: 1 parking space per 300 square feet of office use and 1 parking
            space per 500 square feet of light industrial use shall be provided on-site.




                           Alley or Adjacent Property

                           1                                   1
                                                                           4
                                           4




                                                                                                Adjacent Property
                                           1      2


                                                                       4
Street




                                                                                                                      4
                                                                                                                    15’
                                                                                                                    min.
                                                                                    1
                                                Street
                                               Parking (surface,
                Underground                    tuck-under,                 Disposal/storage
                parking is allowed             structured, and             area
                in this area                   underground) and
                                               service/loading zones
                                               are allowed in this
                                               area




Regulating Code                                                                               Page 5-42
                                          DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN

D. MASS AND HEIGHT

   1. Ceiling Height: 8 feet to 16 feet.
   2. Number of Floors: 1 to 3 floors.
   3. At street fronting entrances and entrances along paseos, courtyards, and plazas, the
      elevation of the ground floor shall be at the grade of the adjacent sidewalk, paseo,
      courtyard, or plaza.
   4. Step-backs from the BTL are only allowed on the second floor and above. Multiple
      step-backs are allowed along a building facade.
   5. Multi-level basements are allowed.
   6. Building Depth: 20 feet minimum (as measured from the BTL).
   7. Building Width: 20 feet to 100 feet. A single building wider than 100 feet is permitted
      if it is designed to look like multiple buildings or if it includes significant architectural
      distinctions that are separated by vertical elements. Each individual segment of the
      building shall have a maximum width of 100 feet.




                        1 8’ to 16’

      4
                                                              2
                        1 8’ to 16’


  3
                        1 8’ to 16’


                    5                                                           7


                                  6




Regulating Code                                                                         Page 5-43
                                         DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN

E. FACADES AND WINDOW FENESTRATION

   1. Building Cap or Roof: The top of the facade shall be defined by a cap, such as a
      cornice or a roof overhang.
   2. A horizontal design element may be used to differentiate between the ground floor
      and upper floors of facades. Examples include a cornice line, awning, balcony, or
      change in the building material.
   3. Ground Floor Window Fenestration (Front Facade): At least 40% of each ground floor
      facade with sidewalk, paseo, courtyard, or plaza frontage (as measured by multiplying
      the facade width by the ceiling height) shall be occupied by transparent windows.
   4. Upper Floor Window Fenestration (Front Facade): At least 20% of each upper floor
      facade with sidewalk, paseo, courtyard, or plaza frontage (as measured by multiplying
      the facade width by the ceiling height) shall be occupied by transparent windows.
   5. Window Fenestration (Other Facades): At least 15% of all other upper and ground floor
      facades (as measured by multiplying the facade width by the ceiling height) shall be
      occupied by transparent windows/doors, except for facades built on an internal side
      property line and facades that would abut an adjacent building, or as otherwise
      prohibited by the Uniform Building Code.
   6. Building Entrance: A shared building entrance, or at least one individual building
      entrance per business, is required for every ground floor business with street frontage.
   7. Access to upper floor uses shall be provided on street-fronting facades.



                               Front Facade

                                                                             Ceiling
                1                                            4               Height



                                                                             Ceiling
                                                             4               Height

            2

                                    7                        6               Ceiling
                                                3                            Height




                                   Building (Facade) Width




Regulating Code                                                                        Page 5-44
                                         DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN

F. ALLOWED AND PROHIBITED PROJECTIONS

   1.   Shade Structures (Awnings, Marquees, Window Shades, and Trellises)
   2.   Balconies
   3.   Bay Windows
   4.   Projecting Signs
   5.   External chimneys, external staircases to upper floors, and garage doors are prohibited
        on the front facade.




          1                 2                     3                 4




G. ALLOWED ROOF FORMS

   6. Flat Roof with Parapet or Cornice
   7. Full Roof
   8. Gabled Roof
   9. Tower Element with Pyramid or Dome Roof
   10. Shed Roof: Only allowed where building step-backs occur
   11. Appropriate combinations of the above roof forms




              6         7               8                     9                 10




Regulating Code                                                                      Page 5-45
                                         DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN

H. USE SPECIFICATIONS

   1. Allowed Uses for All Floors: Office, Light Industrial, and Ancillary Food Service and
      Service uses.
   2. Conditional Uses on All Floors: Full-service/free-standing Food Service and Service
      uses.
   3. Basements may be used for parking and/or storage/disposal areas.




                                          1    2
                      Front
                     Facade

                                          1    2



                                          1    2


                                          3




Regulating Code                                                                      Page 5-46
                                        DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN


5.4.6     Stacked Flat Building Development Standards
A. DESCRIPTION

   1. A multi-story building that contains stacked residential units. The residential units
      may be apartments or condominiums. Ancillary retail, office, and live-work space may
      be provided on the ground floor of the building.
   2. Stacked Flat Buildings are allowed within the Urban Village, Neighborhood, Downtown
      Promenade (excluding parcels fronting D Street), and 4th Street Gateway transects.




                              Examples of stacked flat buildings




Regulating Code                                                                  Page 5-47
                                                DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN

B. SITE DESIGN

   1. Setbacks: Buildings shall be set back 10 feet from side and rear property lines that are
      adjacent to a residential use other than stacked flats. No other setbacks are required.
   2. Build-to-Line (BTL): A building facade shall be built within 0 feet to 10 feet of
      property lines that are adjacent to a street. The facade shall occupy the entire lot
      width (excluding setbacks, if required) and at least 50% of the lot depth. The BTL may
      be set back to create a wider sidewalk or forecourt, and may include breaks to
      accommodate paseos and driveways. Storefronts (if provided), building entrances,
      and balconies may be recessed into the facade. Upper floors of buildings may extend
      over driveways and paseos.
   3. The BTL at building corners adjacent to a street intersection may be angled, curved,
      or recessed within an area that is generally not greater than 15 feet by 15 feet square,
      but only if a building entrance is created at the corner.
   4. A central courtyard that is surrounded by buildings on all sides may be provided.
      Access to these courtyards shall be provided by paseos and/or ground floor building
      entrances.
   5. Buildings shall have a minimum depth of 20 feet from the BTL.
   6. Minimum Lot Width: 75 feet.
   7. Minimum Lot Depth: 100 feet.



                                   Alley or Adjacent Property
                                                                                          6

                                                  10’ min (if adjacent to a residential
                                                                                                   10’ min (if adjacent to a residential
                                       1
   Street




                                                  use except stacked flats)

                                                                           Central Courtyard



                                                                                                                                               Adjacent Property
                                                                                                   use except stacked flats)



                        Driveway
                                                                                                                                           7
                                                                                  4

                15’
                max                                                        Paseo
                                                    Wider Sidewalk or
                                                       Forecourt
            2         15’                                                                                     1
                      max
                                                     2
                                                                                               2


            3                                   Street

                      Buildable Area       Setback (if required)               Building
                                                                               Facade



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                                          DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN

C. VEHICLE ACCESS AND PARKING

   1. Access to parking and service/loading facilities shall be provided by an alley, driveway
      from an adjacent lot, or a driveway entrance from a street (only allowed if no alley is
      provided along the rear property line). Driveways shall not exceed 24 feet in width
      and shall be located at least 30 feet from all intersections. Buildings may extend over
      driveways from a street.
   2. Shared access agreements and easements are allowed to minimize driveway entrances
      and to encourage shared parking areas between multiple properties.
   3. Surface parking, tuck-under parking, podium parking, and underground parking are
      allowed. Surface parking, tuck-under parking, and structured parking are prohibited
      within 15 feet of property lines along a street.
   4. Disposal/storage areas shall be located within surface parking lots, tuck-under parking
      areas, or enclosed portions of a building, podium parking area, or parking structure.
      Disposal/storage facilities are prohibited within courtyards.
   5. Parking Requirements: 1 dedicated parking space per studio or 1 bedroom unit and 2
      dedicated parking spaces per 2 or more bedroom unit shall be provided on-site or
      within the same block as the unit.



                                     Alley or Adjacent Property

                        1                                 1
                                                                     4
                                      4

                                      1      2


                                                                 4                       Adjacent Property
    Street




                                                                                                               3
                                                                                                             15’
                                                                                                             min.
                                                                              1
                  1    30’ min.            Street

                                          Parking (surface,
             Underground and                                         Disposal/storage
                                          tuck-under, podium,
             podium parking is                                       area
                                          and underground)
             allowed in this
                                          and service/loading
             area
                                          zones are allowed in
                                          this area



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D. MASS AND HEIGHT

   1. Ceiling Height: 8 feet to 10 feet.
   2. Number of Floors: 2 to 3 floors within Downtown Promenade and Neighborhood
      transects, and 3 to 5 floors within Urban Village transect.
   3. Entrances shall be 0 feet to 10 feet above the grade of the adjacent sidewalk.
   4. Step-backs from the BTL are only allowed above the second floor. Multiple step-backs
      are allowed along a building facade.
   5. Multi-level basements and podium parking levels are allowed.
   6. Building Depth: 20 feet minimum (as measured from the BTL).
   7. Building Width: 25 feet to 75 feet. A single building wider than 75 feet is permitted if
      it is designed to look like multiple buildings. Each individual segment of the building
      shall have a maximum width of 75 feet.




                             1 8’ to 10’


                             1 8’ to 10’

     4                                                        2
                             1 8’ to 10’


                             1 8’ to 10’
     3
                             1 8’ to 10’


                                                                                  7
                       5

                                  6




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                                         DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN

E. WINDOW FENESTRATION AND FRONTAGES

   1. Building Cap or Roof: The top of the building facade shall be defined by a cap, such as
      a cornice or a roof overhang.
   2. Window Fenestration: At least 20% of the facade of each floor (as measured by
      multiplying the width of each facade by its ceiling height) shall be occupied by
      transparent windows, except for facades built on an internal side property line and
      facades that would abut an adjacent building, or as otherwise prohibited by the
      Uniform Building Code.
   3. Podium parking may be provided underneath the entire building (including the central
      courtyard, if provided).
   4. Common Building Entrances: Each building shall be designed with a common building
      entrance along a street-adjacent facade that provides access to residential units.
   5. Individual Unit Entrances: Residential units on the ground floor may be designed with
      private entrances.




  1


                        2                             2              2                 Ceiling
                                                                                       Height

Front
Facade                                                                                 Ceiling
                        2                             2              2
                                                                                       Height



                                                                                       Ceiling
                        2                             2              2                 Height



                                                                                       Ceiling
                        2                             2              2                 Height




                                                                                       Ceiling
               5        2                4            2              2                 Height


                                                                                          3


                                    Building (Facade) Width




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                                           DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN

F. ALLOWED AND PROHIBITED PROJECTIONS

   1.   Shade Structures (Window Shades and Trellises)
   2.   Balconies
   3.   Stoops
   4.   Patios
   5.   Bay Windows
   6.   External chimneys, external staircases and hallways to upper floors, and garage doors
        are prohibited on the front facade. External chimneys may extend up to 2 feet from
        side and rear facades and may extend into the side and rear setback zones.



                      1                2                       3




                            4                  5                   6




G. ALLOWED ROOF FORMS

   7. Flat Roof with Parapet or Cornice
   8. Full Roof
   9. Gabled Roof
   10. Hip Roof
   11. Dormers
   12. Tower Element with Pyramid or Dome Roof
   13. Shed Roof: Only allowed where building step-backs occur
   14. Appropriate combinations of the above roof forms




    7             8               9            10            11         12               13




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                                        DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN

H. USE SPECIFICATIONS

   1. Allowed Uses for All Floors: Residential (Apartments and Condominiums), Home
      Occupation, and Ancillary Retail and Food Service uses.
   2. Conditional Uses on Ground Floors: All uses open for business during the hours of 10:00
      pm and 7:00 am.
   3. Basements and podium parking levels may be used for parking and/or storage/disposal
      areas.




                                           1
                   Front
                  Facade
                                           1


                                           1


                                           1


                                           1    2



                                           3




Regulating Code                                                                    Page 5-53
                                        DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN


5.4.7     Courtyard Flat Building Development Standards
A. DESCRIPTION

   1. A multi-story building that contains stacked residential units and surrounds a common
      courtyard on three sides. The residential units may be apartments or condominiums.
   2. Courtyard Flat Buildings are allowed within the Urban Village, Neighborhood,
      Downtown Promenade (excluding parcels fronting D Street), and 4th Street Gateway
      transects.




                              Examples of courtyard flat buildings




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                                               DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN

B. SITE DESIGN

         1. Setbacks: Buildings shall be set back 5 feet from all property lines that are not
            adjacent to an alley.
         2. At least one courtyard on the ground floor (which may be built over podium or
            underground parking) is required for each building. No dimensions of a courtyard shall
            be less than 25 feet. Courtyards shall open up to the sidewalk and shall be
            constructed within 5 feet to 15 feet of the adjacent front property line.
         3. Build-to-Line (BTL): A building facade shall be built along three sides of the
            courtyard. The facade may include breaks to accommodate paseos (which may be
            located underneath upper floors) and landscaping. Building entrances (common and
            individual) and balconies may be recessed into the facade.
         4. Buildings shall have a minimum depth of 20 feet from the BTL.
         5. Minimum Lot Width: 75 feet.
         6. Minimum Lot Depth: 100 feet.




                                Alley or Adjacent Property
                                                                            5




                                                                                              Adjacent Property
Street




                             Paseo
                                                                                         6
                                                   25’ min
                                                                       25’ min

                                                    2         25’
                                                              min                25’
                     2                                                  2
                                                                                 min
           2




                                          Street

                                            Setback (if not
                         Buildable Area     adjacent to an             Building Facade
                                            alley)




Regulating Code                                                                          Page 5-55
                                                DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN

C. VEHICLE ACCESS AND PARKING

          1. Access to parking and service/loading facilities shall be provided by an alley or
             driveway from an adjacent lot. Driveways shall not exceed 24 feet in width.
          2. Shared access agreements and easements are allowed to minimize driveway entrances
             and to encourage shared parking areas between multiple properties.
          3. Surface parking, tuck-under parking, podium parking, and underground parking are
             allowed. Surface parking is prohibited within 15 feet of property lines along a street.
          4. Disposal/storage areas shall be located within surface parking lots, tuck-under parking
             areas, or enclosed portions of a building, podium parking area, or parking structure.
             Disposal/storage facilities are prohibited within courtyards.
          5. Parking Requirements: 1 dedicated parking space per studio or 1 bedroom unit and 2
             dedicated parking spaces per 2 or more bedroom unit shall be provided on-site or
             within the same block as the unit.




                                      Alley or Adjacent Property

                            1                                  1                    1
                                                                       4
                                          4




                                                                                           Adjacent Property
                                          1     2


                                                                   4
 Street




                                                                                                                 4
                                                                                                               15’
                                                                                                               min.


                                              Street

                                           Parking (surface,
                 Underground               tuck-under,                 Disposal/storage
                 parking is allowed        podium, and                 area
                 in this area              underground) and
                                           service/loading
                                           zones are allowed
                                           in this area




Regulating Code                                                                           Page 5-56
                                        DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN

D. MASS AND HEIGHT

   1. Ceiling Height: 8 feet to 10 feet.
   2. Number of Floors: 2 to 3 floors within Downtown Promenade and Neighborhood
      transects, and 3 to 5 floors within Urban Village transect.
   3. Entrances shall be 0 feet to 10 feet above the grade of the adjacent sidewalk and 0
      feet to 3 feet above the grade of the courtyard.
   4. Building step-backs are only allowed above the second floor. Multiple step-backs are
      allowed along a building facade.
   5. Multi-level basements and podium parking levels are allowed.
   6. Building Depth: 20 feet minimum (as measured from the BTL).
   7. Building Width: 75 feet to 100 feet.




                                   1 8’ to 10’


Courtyard                          1 8’ to 10’

   4                                                       2
                                   1 8’ to 10’


                                   1 8’ to 10’
                  3
                                   1 8’ to 10’


                                                                              7
                      5

                              6




Regulating Code                                                                   Page 5-57
                                               DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN

E. WINDOW FENESTRATION AND FRONTAGES

      1. Building Cap or Roof: The top of the building facade shall be defined by a cap, such as
         a cornice or a roof overhang.
      2. Window Fenestration: At least 20% of the facade of each floor (as measured by
         multiplying the facade width by the ceiling height) shall be occupied by transparent
         windows.
      3. Podium Parking: If a portion of a podium parking level extends above the ground
         surface, the facade of the parking level shall be designed with a solid surface that is
         compatible with the ground floor facade. Openings shall be designed with a maximum
         width equal to that of upper floor windows and a maximum height of 4 feet to provide
         ventilation and natural light to the parking level. Metal screens (excluding chain link
         fencing) shall be required within the window openings.
      4. Common Building Entrances: Each building shall be designed with a common building
         entrance along a courtyard-adjacent facade that is visible from the sidewalk and that
         provides access to residential units.
      5. Individual Unit Entrances: Residential units on the ground floor may be designed with
         private entrances, provided that the entrances are equipped with a stoop or other
         means of privatizing the individual entrance.

1


                                                                                       Ceiling
                           2                          2             2                  Height



                           2                          2             2                  Ceiling
    Front                                                                              Height
    Facade

                                                                                       Ceiling
                           2                          2             2                  Height



                                                                                       Ceiling
                           2                          2             2                  Height



                                                                                       Ceiling
                 5         2               4          2             2                  Height


                                                                                         3

                                   Building (Facade) Width



                                          Courtyard

Regulating Code                                                                       Page 5-58
                                           DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN

F. ALLOWED AND PROHIBITED PROJECTIONS

   1.   Shade Structures (Window Shades and Trellises)
   2.   Balconies
   3.   Stoops
   4.   Patios
   5.   Bay Windows
   6.   External chimneys, external staircases and hallways to upper floors, and garage doors
        are prohibited on the front facade; however, external staircases and hallways to upper
        floors are allowed within the courtyard. External chimneys may extend up to 2 feet
        from side and rear facades and may extend into the side and rear setback zones.



                   1                   2                     3




                          4                  5                   6




G. ALLOWED ROOF FORMS

   7. Flat Roof with Parapet or Cornice
   8. Full Roof
   9. Gabled Roof
   10. Hip Roof
   11. Dormers
   12. Tower Element with Pyramid or Dome Roof
   13. Shed Roof: Only allowed where building step-backs occur
   14. Appropriate combinations of the above roof forms




        7          8               9             10              11       12              13


Regulating Code                                                                     Page 5-59
                                      DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN

H. USE SPECIFICATIONS

   1. Allowed Uses for All Floors: Residential (Apartments and Condominiums), and Home
      Occupation uses.
   2. Basements and podium parking levels may be used for parking and/or storage/disposal
      areas.
   3. Common mailboxes may be located within the courtyard or a common area within the
      building.




                                      1
                   Front
                  Facade
                                      1


                                      1


                                      1


                                      1



                                      2




Regulating Code                                                                 Page 5-60
                                         DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN


5.4.8     Rowhouse Building Development Standards
A. DESCRIPTION

   1. A building that consists of a series of residential houses, often with a similar width and
      height, situated side by side and joined by common walls.
   2. Rowhouse Buildings are allowed within the Urban Village and Neighborhood transects.




                                Examples of rowhouse buildings




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                                         DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN

B. SITE DESIGN

   1. Setbacks: Buildings shall be set back 10 feet from all property lines that front a
      street. If an adjacent lot is developed with another residential building type, a 5 feet
      setback along the internal side property line (side property line adjacent to another
      lot) shall be provided. No other setbacks are required.
   2. Build-to-Line (BTL): A building facade shall be built within 10 feet to 15 feet of
      property lines that are adjacent to a street. Building entrances, front porches, stoops,
      and balconies may be recessed into the facade.
   3. Buildings shall have a minimum depth of 35 feet from the BTL.
   4. Minimum Lot Width: 18 feet.
   5. Minimum Lot Depth: 50 feet.
   6. Minimum Lot Depth: 100 feet.




                                      Alley
                                                                   5



                                                                       1
                                                                  5’ min.




                                                                                           Adjacent Property
   Street




                                                                                    6


            1   10’ min.




            2
                                                1 10’ min.


                                      Street

                     Buildable Area       Setback (if                  Building Facade
                                          required)




Regulating Code                                                                          Page 5-62
                                             DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN

C. VEHICLE ACCESS AND PARKING

   1. Access to parking shall be provided by an alley.
   2. Parking shall be provided in enclosed garages, which may be located to the rear of the
      ground floor or beneath it (enclosed tuck-under parking). Parking is prohibited within
      10 feet of property lines adjacent to a street and 5 feet from internal side property
      lines adjacent to another residential building type.
   3. Disposal/storage areas shall be located within an enclosed garage.
   4. Parking Requirements: 2 dedicated parking spaces located within an on-site garage
      shall be provided per building.




                                                     Alley

                       1                 1                    1                  1
                              3                 3                       3                   3


                                                                                     2




                                                                                                Adjacent Property
                                                                                  5’ min.

                   10’ min.
      Street




               2




                                                          2       10’ min.



                                                 Street


                                  Parking garages are                Disposal/storage
                                  allowed in this area               area (within an
                                  (beneath or to the                 enclosed garage)
                                  rear of the ground
                                  floor)




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                                         DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN

D. MASS AND HEIGHT

   1. Ground Floor Ceiling Height: 8 feet to 14 feet.
   2. Upper Floor Ceiling Height: 8 feet to 10 feet
   3. Number of Floors: 2 to 3 floors.
   4. Entrances shall be 2 feet to 6 feet above the grade of the adjacent sidewalk or
      walkway.
   5. Building step-backs are allowed on or above the second floor. Multiple step-backs are
      allowed along a building facade.
   6. Building (Unit) Depth: 20 feet minimum (as measured from the BTL).
   7. Building (Unit) Width: 18 feet to 30 feet.




                  5                            2   8’ to 10’


                                                                    2
                  4              1    8’ to 14’

                                                           Garage


                                           6




                                  7




Regulating Code                                                                   Page 5-64
                                        DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN

E. WINDOW FENESTRATION AND FRONTAGES

   1. Building Cap or Roof: The top of the building facade shall be defined by a cap, such as
      a cornice or a roof overhang.
   2. Window Fenestration: At least 15% of the facade of each floor (as measured by
      multiplying the facade width by the ceiling height) shall be occupied by transparent
      windows, except for facades built on an internal side property line and facades that
      would abut an adjacent building, or as otherwise prohibited by the Uniform Building
      Code.
   3. Individual Unit Entrances: Residential units shall be designed with private entrances
      that are accessible from the sidewalk.




      1


                                                                             Ceiling
                      2                2                 2                   Height
      Front
      Facade
                                                                             Ceiling
                               3              3                  3           Height
                      2                2                 2




                  Building (Facade)
                        Width




Regulating Code                                                                        Page 5-65
                                          DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN

F. ALLOWED AND PROHIBITED PROJECTIONS

   1.   Shade Structure (Window Shades and Trellises)
   2.   Balconies
   3.   Front Porches and Stoops
   4.   Patios
   5.   Bay Windows
   6.   External chimneys, external staircases to upper floors, and garage doors are prohibited
        on the front facade. External chimneys may extend up to 2 feet from side and rear
        facades and may extend into the side and rear setback zones.




                   1                  2                      3




                           4                 5                   6




G. ALLOWED ROOF FORMS

   7. Flat Roof with Parapet or Cornice
   8. Full Roof
   9. Gabled Roof
   10. Dormers
   11. Shed Roof: Only allowed where building step-backs occur
   12. Appropriate combinations of the above roof forms




               7            8               9                        10           11




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                                        DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN

H. USE SPECIFICATIONS

   1. Allowed Uses for All Floors: Residential (Single-Family Unit), and Home Occupation
      uses.
   2. Garages may be used for parking or storage/disposal areas.




                                       1 Upper Floor
                   Front
                  Facade
                                       1 Ground Floor

                                                        2 Garage




Regulating Code                                                                   Page 5-67
                                        DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN


5.4.9     Duplex/Triplex Building Development Standards
A. DESCRIPTION

   1. A detached building that is surrounded by a front, side, and rear yard. Duplexes
      contain two residential units and triplexes contain three residential units. Buildings
      may also include some office uses.
   2. Duplex/Triples Buildings are allowed within the Neighborhood and Suburban transects.




                          Examples of duplex and triplex buildings




Regulating Code                                                                   Page 5-68
                                                     DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN

B. SITE DESIGN

          1. Setbacks: Buildings shall be set back 15 feet (20 feet within Suburban Transect) from
             all front property lines and rear property lines that are not adjacent to an alley, 10
             feet from external side property lines (side property lines adjacent to an alley or
             street), and 5 feet from internal side property lines (side property lines adjacent to
             another property). Garage buildings shall be set back 5 feet from all property lines.
             No other setbacks are required.
          2. Build-to-Line (BTL): A building facade shall be built within 15 feet to 25 feet (20 to 30
             feet within Suburban transect) of front property lines. The facade shall occupy at
             least 60% (45% if a driveway from a street is provided) of the lot width. Building
             entrances, front porches, stoops, and balconies may be recessed into the facade.
          3. Buildings shall have a minimum depth of 20 feet from the BTL.
          4. Minimum Lot Width: 50 feet.
          5. Minimum Lot Depth: 85 feet.




                                   Alley or Adjacent Property
                                                                           4


                                                                                                     1               15’ to 20’
                                                                                                                     min.



                                                                                                 Adjacent Property
                                                              1
 Street




                                                             5’ min.                        5
              1
                  10’ min.


                  2
                                         2                   2         2
                                                                                                                     15’ to 20’
                                                                                                     1               min.




                                          Street



                        Buildable Area             Setback                     Building Facade




Regulating Code                                                                                                 Page 5-69
                                         DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN

C. VEHICLE ACCESS AND PARKING

   1. Access to parking shall be provided by an alley; however, if no alley is provided, a
      driveway from a street shall be allowed. Driveways from a street shall not exceed a
      width of 12 feet and driveways from an alley shall be 12 feet to 24 feet in width.
   2. Shared access agreements and easements are allowed to minimize driveway entrances
      and to encourage shared parking areas between multiple properties.
   3. Parking may be provided in an enclosed garage or a surface parking lot. Parking is
      prohibited within 30 feet of all front property lines. Street-facing garage facades shall
      be built at least 5 feet behind the street-facing building facade on the same street. If
      provided, surface parking shall be screened from view from all streets.
   4. Disposal/storage areas shall be located within an enclosed garage, or a surface parking
      lot if an enclosure is provided.
   5. Parking Requirements: 2 dedicated parking spaces per residential unit shall be
      provided on-site.




                                   Alley or Adjacent Property

                            1                             1
                                                                    4
                                          4
            4




                                                                                     Adjacent Property
                                              2
                                                                    3
                                                                 5’ min.
   Street




                                                                                     3                   30’
                                                                                                         min.


                                                                1
                                           Street


                             Enclosed parking       Disposal/storage
                             garages and surface    area (within an
                             parking are allowed    enclosed garage
                             in this area           or a surface
                                                    parking lot)




Regulating Code                                                                      Page 5-70
                                              DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN

D. MASS AND HEIGHT

   1. Ceiling Height: 8 feet to 10 feet
   2. Number of Floors: 1 to 2 floors.
   3. Entrances shall be 2 feet to 6 feet above the grade of the adjacent sidewalk or
      walkway.
   4. Building step-backs are allowed on the second floor. Multiple step-backs are allowed
      along a building facade.
   5. Building Depth: 20 feet minimum (as measured from the BTL).
   6. Building Width: 40 feet minimum.




        4                           1 8’ to 10’           2

        3
                        1 8’ to 10’
                                                                  Garage*



                                                                *NOTE: Surface parking
                                5                               may be provided instead
                                                                of a garage




                                          5




Regulating Code                                                                     Page 5-71
                                             DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN

E. WINDOW FENESTRATION AND FRONTAGES

   1. Building Cap or Roof: The top of the building facade shall be defined by a cap, such as
      a cornice or a roof overhang.
   2. Window Fenestration: At least 15% of the facade of each floor (as measured by
      multiplying the facade width by the ceiling height) shall be occupied by transparent
      windows.
   3. Individual Unit Entrances: Residential units shall be designed with private entrances
      that are accessible from the sidewalk, oriented toward the street, and designed to
      create a focal point along the front façade.




            1



                                                                  Ceiling
                                2                             2   Height
           Front
           Facade


                        2                          2
                                                                  Ceiling
                            3                 2           3       Height




                                Building (Facade) Width




Regulating Code                                                                    Page 5-72
                                         DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN

F. ALLOWED AND PROHIBITED PROJECTIONS

   1.   Shade Structure (Window Shades and Trellises)
   2.   Balconies
   3.   Front Porches and Stoops
   4.   Patios
   5.   Bay Windows
   6.   External chimneys, external staircases to upper floors, and garage doors are prohibited
        on the front facade. External chimneys may extend up to 2 feet from side and rear
        facades and may extend into the side and rear setback zones.




                   1                 2                       3




                          4                    5                 6




G. ALLOWED ROOF FORMS

   7. Flat Roof with Parapet or Cornice
   8. Full Roof
   9. Gabled Roof
   10. Dormers
   11. Shed Roof: Only allowed where building step-backs occur
   12. Appropriate combinations of the above roof forms




              7           8                9                         10         11




Regulating Code                                                                      Page 5-73
                                        DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN

H. USE SPECIFICATIONS

   1. Allowed Uses for All Floors: Residential (Single-Family Unit), and Home Occupation
      uses.
   2. Conditional Uses for All Floors: Office (except in Suburban transect).
   3. Garages may be used for parking or storage/disposal areas.




                           1   2
       Front
      Facade
                           1   2
                                                                 Garage*
                                                                3

                                                             *NOTE: Surface parking
                                                             may be provided instead
                                                             of a garage




Regulating Code                                                                   Page 5-74
                                        DOWNTOWN PERRIS PLAN


5.4.10 Detached House Building Development Standards
A. DESCRIPTION

   1. A detached building that is surrounded by a front, side, and rear yard. Buildings are
      typically designed as single family dwellings, but may also include some office uses.
   2. Detached House Buildings are allowed in the Neighborhood, Suburban, and Semi-Rural
      transects.




                            Examples of detached house buildings




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B. SITE DESIGN

   1. Setbacks: Buildings shall be set back 15 feet (20 feet within Suburban transect) from
      all front property lines and rear property lines that are not adjacent to an alley, 10
      feet from external side property lines (side property lines adjacent to an alley or
      street), and 5 feet from internal side property lines (side property lines adjacent to
      another property). Garage buildings shall be set back 5 feet from all property lines.
      No other setbacks are required.
   2. Build-to-Line (BTL): A building facade shall be built within 15 feet to 25 feet (20 to 25
      feet) of front property lines. The facade shall occupy at least 60% (45% if a driveway
      from a street is provided) of the lot width. Building entrances, front porches, stoops,
      and balconies may be recessed into the facade.
   3. Buildings shall have a minimum depth of 20 feet from the BTL.
   4. Minimum Lot Width: 50 feet.
   5. Minimum Lot Depth: 85 feet.




                                  Alley or Adjacent Property
                                                                     4


                                                                                               1                15’ to 20’
                                                                                                                min.
                                                                                               A

                                                         1

                                                                                            Adjacent Property
   Street




                                                       5’ min.                         5
            1
                10’ min.


                2
                                            2           2        2
                                                                                                                15’ to 20’
                                                                                                1               min.




                                            Street



                           Buildable Area            Setback             Building Facade




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C. VEHICLE ACCESS AND PARKING

   1. Access to parking shall be provided by an alley; however, if no alley is provided, a
      driveway from a street shall be allowed. Driveways from a street shall not exceed a
      width of 12 feet and driveways from an alley shall be 12 feet to 24 feet in width.
   2. Parking shall be provided in an enclosed garage. Parking is prohibited within 30 feet
      of all front property lines and 20 feet from all other property lines along a street.
      Enclosed garages are prohibited within 5 feet of internal side property lines (property
      lines that are adjacent to another property). Street-facing garage facades shall be
      built at least 5 feet behind the street-facing building facade on the same street.
   3. Disposal/storage areas shall be located within an enclosed garage.
   4. Parking Requirements: 2 dedicated parking spaces per residential unit shall be
      provided on-site.




                                      Alley or Adjacent Property

                                          1                 1
                                  3                     3
                            3
                                                                           3
             1




                                                                                     Adjacent Property
                                                                           2
                                                                       5’ min.
    Street




                                                                                     2                   30’
                                                                                                         min.


                                                                       1
                                               Street
                   2
                 20’ min.
                                Enclosed parking                Disposal/storage
                                garages are allowed             area (within an
                                in this area                    enclosed garage)




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D. MASS AND HEIGHT

   1. Ceiling Height: 8 feet to 10 feet
   2. Number of Floors: 1 to 2 floors.
   3. Entrances shall be 2 feet to 6 feet above the grade of the adjacent sidewalk or
      walkway.
   4. Building step-backs are allowed on the second floor. Multiple step-backs are allowed
      along a building facade.
   5. Building Depth: 20 feet minimum (as measured from the BTL).
   6. Building Width: 40 feet minimum.




        4                           1 8’ to 10’           2

        3
                        1 8’ to 10’
                                                                   Garage*



                                                              *NOTE: Surface parking
                                5                             may be provided instead
                                                              of a garage




                                      5




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E. WINDOW FENESTRATION AND FRONTAGES

   1. Building Cap or Roof: The top of the building facade shall be defined by a cap, such as
      a cornice or a roof overhang.
   2. Window Fenestration: At least 15% of the facade of each floor (as measured by
      multiplying the facade width by the ceiling height) shall be occupied by transparent
      windows.
   3. Individual Unit Entrances: Residential units shall be designed with private entrances
      that are accessible from the sidewalk.




                     1



                                       2                    2          Ceiling
                                                                       Height


                   Front
                   Facade
                                       2                        2      Ceiling
                                                        3              Height




                                      Building (Facade) Width




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F. ALLOWED AND PROHIBITED PROJECTIONS

   1.   Shade Structure (Window Shades and Trellises)
   2.   Balconies
   3.   Front Porches and Stoops
   4.   Patios
   5.   Bay Windows
   6.   External chimneys, external staircases to upper floors, and garage doors are prohibited
        on the front facade. External chimneys may extend up to 2 feet from side and rear
        facades and may extend into the side and rear setback zones.




                   1                 2                       3




                            4                5                   6




G. ALLOWED ROOF FORMS

   7. Flat Roof with Parapet or Cornice
   8. Full Roof
   9. Gabled Roof
   10. Dormers
   11. Shed Roof: Only allowed where building step-backs occur
   12. Appropriate combinations of the above roof forms




           7            8                9                           10       11




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H. USE SPECIFICATIONS

   1. Allowed Uses for All Floors: Residential (Single-Family Unit), and Home Occupation
      uses.
   2. Conditional Uses for All Floors: Office (except in Suburban transect).
   3. Garages may be used for parking or storage/disposal areas.




                           1   2
       Front
      Facade
                           1   2
                                                                 Garage
                                                                3




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5.5    Design Standards and Guidelines
The design standards guidelines in this section apply to all buildings within the Downtown
Perris Specific Plan Area.

A. FACADES (GENERAL)

   1. All building facades shall be designed with similar architectural elements, materials,
      and colors as the front facade. However, the design of side and rear facades may be
      simpler, more casual, and more utilitarian in nature.
   2. Additions to buildings shall be designed with a style, materials, colors, and details that
      are compatible with the existing structure.

                     Front                                  Rear
                    Facade                                 Facade




                                                                                       Side
                                                                                      Facade




                  Appropriate relationship between front, side, and rear facades
                                     on a residential building




                                                                             Side
                                                                             Facade




                                                                             Front
                                                                             Facade


                                                                             Rear
                                                                             Facade




                    Appropriate relationship between front, side, and
                          rear facades on a mixed-use building

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   B. FACADE ARTICULATION

   1. Building facades shall be articulated to improve the quality of the design and ensure
      four-sided architecture (buildings that include design elements and articulation on all
      sides, not just the front). Appropriate methods of articulation include, but are not
      limited to:

      a.   Changing the direction of the wall or facade;
      b.   Stepping back an upper floor facade;
      c.   Increasing the number and/or the size and shape of window openings;
      d.   Altering the height of the building or roofline;
      e.   Adding depth and detail to the cornice or roof parapet;
      f.   Providing overhanging roof eaves that create depth and cast shadows;
      g.   Breaking up large smooth surfaces with expansion joints, expression lines, reveals,
           or changes in texture and color;
      h.   Dividing large window openings by using smaller window panes;
      i.   Providing projecting elements, such as shade structures, front porches, stoops, bay
           windows, and balconies;
      j.   Recessing storefronts, building entrances, and windows into the facade to create
           depth and cast shadows;
      k.   Providing stylized windows and doors;
      l.   Creating a defined base for the building;
      m.   Providing three-dimensional expression lines (vertical and horizontal) between the
           floors of the structure and around storefronts and window openings; and
      n.   Using more than one material, texture, or color to break up the mass of the
           facade.




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                                                                   Horizontal
                                                                   Expression
                                                                   Lines
           Cornice
        Treatment                                                  Recessed
            Details                                                Windows

          Stylized
          Windows                                                  Vertical
                                                                   Building
            Details                                                Columns

                                                                   Storefront
                                                                   Openings


                                                                   Building Base




                      Multiple Window        Projecting
                         Openings            Facade Element    Overhangs




              Change in        Detail      Change in
              Wall Plane                   Materials

                             Appropriate Façade Articulation



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   C. Building Materials

   1. Finish materials used on all building facades shall be complementary to one another
      and appropriate for the architectural style and character of the building.
   2. The facades of detached garages and accessory buildings shall be designed with similar
      materials, colors, and details as the primary building on the site.
   3. Building materials used shall be durable and able to withstand long-term exposure to
      the sun, rain, and other environmental conditions of the City.
   4. Brick and stone materials (including veneer) used on street-fronting facades shall wrap
      around outside building corners to an inside corner or to an expansion joint that is at
      least 10 feet from the outside corner. This standard is intended to minimize a veneer
      appearance and to give the appearance that the materials have a structural function.
   5. If used, brick and stone veneer shall be mortared to give the appearance that they
      have a structural function. Wainscots should extend to the ground, so they do not
      look like a ribbon across the facade.
   6. Bricks (including brick veneer) shall have a horizontal orientation to give the
      appearance that they have structural strength. Bricks placed in a diagonal
      arrangement are prohibited along building facades.
   7. Changes in material shall occur when there is a change in the plane of the facade.
      The change in material shall occur on inside corners of the building. If a change is
      proposed along the line of a single plane, a pronounced expansion joint shall be used
      to define a clear separation. Changes in material shall not occur on an outside corner.




                                   Examples of materials that wrap around the corners of facades
        Example of materials
      that do not wrap around
       the corner of a facade




                                  Preferred (change   Prohibited (change Allowed (expansion
                                  on inside corner)   on outside corner)       joint)

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      The number of building materials used on a single facade should be limited to a
      maximum of two primary materials (excluding glass windows) on the facade.

   8. Appropriate building materials that should be encouraged on facades include:

      a.   Plaster and stucco;
      b.   Brick (unglazed);
      c.   Stone, rock, and marble block;
      d.   Wood siding;
      e.   Transparent glass;
      f.   Fiber cement;
      g.   Hardie board;
      h.   Ceramic tiles (accent material);
      i.   Wrought iron (accent material);
      j.   Corrugated sheet metal or tin siding (accent material on former industrial sites,
           excluding within the Downtown Promenade and Plaza Mercado transects);
      k.   Pored-in-place concrete (for non-residential buildings);
      l.   Finished and painted wood trim;
      m.   Metal or wood posts, frames, and shade structures; and
      n.   Wood, aluminum, and steel framed windows and doors.




                          Examples of appropriate building materials

   9. Inappropriate building materials that should be discouraged on facades include:

      a.   Concrete block (except for the side and rear facades of non-residential buildings);
      b.   Plywood;
      c.   Hardboard;
      d.   Unfinished lumber;
      e.   Exterior security gates/screens and rolling or overhead doors;
      f.   Corrugated fiberglass siding;


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      g.   Vinyl or aluminum siding and sheeting;
      h.   Exposed rough or re-sawn siding;
      i.   Tinted or mirrored (reflective) glass;
      j.   Textured T-11 siding; and
      k.   Highly reflective materials.

   10. Locally produced materials and materials from recycled and/or renewable resources
       are encouraged.

D. Building Colors

   1. Color applications on a facade should generally be limited a maximum of two main
      colors and two accent colors that compliment the main color(s) of the building.
   2. Changes in color should generally occur when there is a change in the plane of the
      facade. The change in color should occur on inside corners of the building. If a
      change is proposed along the line of a single plane, a pronounced expansion joint
      should be used to define a clear separation.
   3. The natural colors of brick and stone material should be maintained. These materials
      should not be painted or glazed.
   4. Muted and soft colors are encouraged to maintain the historic context and character.
      Extensively bold, bright, fluorescent, and neon colors should be avoided on buildings
      outside the Mercado transect. If used, bold, bright, fluorescent, and neon colors
      should only be used as accent colors on window and door frames, building trim, and
      details.
   5. Painted building surfaces should have a matte finish. Trim work to have a glossy finish.
   6. Paints with a low volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and non-toxic paints are
      encouraged, where feasible.
   7. Wall murals as public art, as approved by the Director of Development Services, are
      encouraged throughout the Downtown Perris Specific Plan area.




                                                         Examples of appropriate colors
      Examples of inappropriate colors




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E. Windows

   1. Basic and simple window shapes (such as rectangular, square, and semi-circular
      shaped) shall be used on building facades.
   2. If used, window shutters shall have a width that would enclose the entire window or
      door opening when the shutters are closed.
   3. Window openings should have a vertical orientation and proportion. If the window
      opening has a square or horizontal orientation, windows and windowpanes should have
      a vertical orientation.
   4. Windows may be recessed into the wall surface to help articulate the facade and to
      create interesting shadow patterns. Trim work may be utilized to further enhance the
      appearance of windows and doors.
   5. Windows that open and close should be used to encourage natural ventilation of the
      building and less dependence on energy to ventilate, heat, and cool the structure.
   6. Mirror or tinted glass should be avoided, and are strongly discouraged along
      storefronts.
   7. Energy Star qualifies (or equivalent rating) windows and skylights are encouraged to
      save energy.




              Example of shutters
             that would cover the
                window if shut




                                        Examples of basic and simple window shapes




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F. Roofs

   1. Roofing forms, slopes, details, and materials shall be compatible with the overall style
       and character of the building.
   2. A compatible and relatively consistent roof design (including overhangs, pitch, fascia,
       materials, and eaves) shall be provided on all sides of the building.
   3. All roofs shall be designed with gutters and downspouts to prevent water damage and
       stains on building facades and to protect pedestrians from dripping water. Rooftop
       water collection systems may be used, but shall include mechanisms to transfer
       overflow. Gutters shall drain directly into a cistern, landscaped area, retention or
       detention basin, bio-swale, or storm drain system.
   4. Roof overhangs may project up to 5 feet from building facades and may extend over
       setbacks/yards, sidewalks, walkways, paseos, courtyards, plazas, and projections. A
       minimum vertical clearance of 8 feet (as measured from the bottom of the roof
       overhang to the ground surface) shall be maintained. Roof overhangs shall not extend
       over adjacent private properties or direct stormwater across property lines.
   5. Green/cool roofs and rooftop gardens are encouraged to add landscaping, decrease
       the heat island effect of large expanses of flat roofs, and to reduce energy demand for
       heating and cooling buildings.
   6. Solar panels and small-scale wind turbines are encouraged on roofs for energy
       production.
   7. Mechanical equipment (except solar panels and small-scale wind turbines) on roofs
       shall be screened from public views from all sidewalks, walkways, public spaces, and
       on-site open spaces. Solar panels and small scale-wind turbines may be located to
       maximize solar/wind orientation.
   8. Roof overhangs should extend at least 16 inches from the facade. Deeper overhangs
       are encouraged where needed to provide shade on walls and windows.
   9. Appropriate types of roof materials that are encouraged on buildings include:
       a. Slate, fiber cement, or asphalt shingles;
       b. Clay or concrete tile;
       c. Composite roofing materials made of recycled natural fiber and recycled plastic;
           and
       d. Tar, gravel, composition, or elastomeric roof materials shall only be allowed on
           flat roofs that are concealed by a parapet or cornice feature.
   10. Gutters and downspouts should be painted to match either the trim or body color of
       the structure.
   11. Vent pipes that are visible from streets, sidewalks, plazas, courtyards, and pedestrian
       walkways should be painted to match the color of the roof to make them less
       conspicuous.
   12. Downspouts should be located in the least conspicuous location, such as side and rear
       facades of the building. Copper or ornate downspouts that are integral to the design
       of the building or architectural theme of the building may be clearly visible.




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G. Parking Structure Facades

   1. If a facade of a parking structure is visible from a street, walkway, courtyard, or
      plaza, shall be designed to be visually compatible with the rest of the building facade,
      and not clearly look like a parking structure.
   2. Parking structure facades shall be designed with window patterns, materials, details,
      architectural elements, textures, and colors that are similar to adjacent facades.
   3. Sloped ramps shall not be visible along any facade.
   4. Facades shall be designed with regularly spaced window openings that reflect the
      overall character and style of the building and that mimic other facades on the
      building. Metal frames may be used to articulate the openings and to provide vertical
      orientation within the openings.
   5. Solar panel shade structures are encouraged on the top parking deck of parking
      structures to provide shade to parked cars and for energy production.




                   Examples of appropriately designed parking structure facades




                      Examples of inappropriate parking structure facades
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H. Podium Parking Facades

   1. If used, podium parking shall be screened from sidewalks, walkways, courtyards, and
      plazas. Appropriate methods of screening include, but are not limited to, using:

      a. Landscaping and terraced planters;
      b. Decorative trellis screens over window openings; and
      c. Stairs, front porches, and stoops.

   2. The facade of podium parking shall consist of a solid wall surface that is compatible
      with the rest of the building facade. Podium parking facades that do not contain a
      solid surface are prohibited.
   3. Openings are allowed to provide ventilation and light to the podium parking level.
      Openings shall not exceed the dimensions of upper floor windows and shall contain
      metal screens (excluding chain link fencing). Metal screens shall be designed with
      vertical orientation.




               Examples of podium parking facades with compatible solid surfaces
              and metal screens for partial underground podium parking (left) and
                                at-grade podium parking (right)




                              Example of podium parking facade
                              without a solid surface (prohibited)




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I. Storefronts

   1. The ground floor facade shall have more area dedicated to transparent window and
      door openings than the upper floors to provide clear views of storefront displays from
      the street and/or to allow natural surveillance of the street and adjacent outdoor
      spaces.
   2. Each structural bay for storefronts shall not exceed a width of 24 feet.
   3. Mirrored, painted, or tinted glass is prohibited.
   4. Provide a clear building base to the facade by creating a projection of the wall surface
      and using different material or color treatments.
   5. Storefronts should be designed using traditional elements that are found on typical
      “Main Street” buildings, such as:

      a.   Recessed entry doors;
      b.   Large display windows;
      c.   Transom windows;
      d.   Kickplates and bulkheads;
      e.   Building piers, columns, or posts; and
      f.   Cornices and horizontal expression lines defining the top of the storefront.

   6. Storefronts should be recessed into the wall plane by at least 6 inches and should be
      framed by building piers or columns and a cornice or horizontal expression line.
   7. At least 75% of the ground floor facade's width should contain projecting elements that
      create shade for pedestrians, such as awnings, marquees, window shades, trellises, or
      balconies.
                                                              Cornices or
                      Large display    Transom                horizontal
                        windows        windows              expression lines




                                                                                   Building piers,
                                                                                  columns, or posts


       Storefront
      recessed by                                                                  Recessed
       at least 6                                                                 entry doors
         inches

                                                                                  Kickplates or
                                                                                   bulkheads




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J. Building Entrances

   1. The primary building entrance shall be a prominent feature on the front facade and
      shall be easy to identify. If secondary entrances or entrances to upper floors are
      provided on the ground floor facade, the primary entrance shall be distinguishable and
      more prominent than other entrances. Appropriate methods to distinguish the primary
      entrance include, but are not limited to:

      a. Providing a unique building element, such as a tower or change in the roofline,
         above the primary building entrance;
      b. Recessing the facade at the primary entrance to create an attractive forecourt;
         and
      c. Accenting the entrance with unique architectural elements, such as columns, a
         marquee, projecting trellises, or unique lighting features.

   2. Individual unit entrances that are provided along the same facade as a primary
      building entrance shall be oriented toward the sidewalk and shall include features to
      reinforce them as private entrances. Appropriate methods to achieve this include
      using stoops, overhangs, and other features that highlight the entrance but are not as
      prominent as the primary entrance.
   3. Energy Star qualified (or equivalent rating) doors are encouraged to save energy.




      Primary building entrance (left) is more distinguished than secondary entrances (right)




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K. Balconies

   1. Balconies are platforms that either project from or recess into an upper floor of a
      building. The following design standards apply to balconies.

      a. Balconies may project from the facade or be recessed into the facade. Balconies
         may project up to 6 feet from the facade and may encroach into the setback or
         over an adjacent sidewalk, but only if a vertical clearance of 8 feet is provided (as
         measured from the bottom of the balcony to the adjacent ground surface).
         Balconies shall not encroach into an adjacent property. Balconies that also serve
         as the roof of an arcade may project to the edge of the arcade.
      b. Balconies may be open or covered with a roof, upper story balcony, or shade
         structure.
      c. The outside edges of balconies shall include railings or walls. Railings shall have a
         minimum transparency of 50% and shall have a height of 40 inches to 48 inches. If
         provided, walls along the outside edges of balconies shall not exceed a height of 18
         inches and shall include a railing above to maintain a combined height of 40 inches
         to 48 inches.
      d. Balconies (including railings, balustrades, columns, piers, posts, details, and roof
         covering) shall be designed with materials, colors, and details that are compatible
         with the style of the building and the materials used on the facade. Balconies
         shall not have a tacked-on appearance or look like it was an addition or
         afterthought.
      e. The distance between support columns, piers, or posts on balconies shall not
         exceed their height.
      f. Recessed or otherwise covered balconies are encouraged on facades with high
         levels of solar access to optimize the climate both in the balcony and adjacent
         building space.




  Example of a      Example of an open       Example of a
 balcony covered    projecting balcony    balcony covered by         Examples of balconies
   by a window                             a roof overhang          recessed into the facade
      shade




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L. Bay Windows

   1. Bay windows are windows and related structures that extend outward from an exterior
      building wall and thereby form an alcove in the adjoining interior space. The
      following design standards apply to bay windows:

      a. Bay windows may project up to 3 feet from the facade and may encroach into the
         setback or over an adjacent sidewalk, but only if a vertical clearance of 8 feet (as
         measured from the bottom of the bay window to the adjacent ground surface) is
         provided.
      b. Bay windows shall not exceed a width of 8 feet. If more than one bay window is
         provided on a facade, at least 4 feet of horizontal separation should occur
         between the two bay windows.
      c. Bay windows shall be designed with materials, colors, and details that are
         compatible with the style of the building and the materials on the facade.
      d. Windows shall be provided on all sides of the bay window and shall have a vertical
         orientation.
      e. Bay windows are encouraged on facades with indirect solar access to maximize the
         potential for natural light to enter the building.
      f. Windows that open and close are encouraged on all sides of the bay window to
         allow cross ventilation.




                    Examples of bay windows




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M. Front Porches and Stoops

   1. Front porches and stoops are platforms that project from the ground floor of a
      building and are generally adjacent to a building entrance. The following design
      standards apply to front porches and stoops:

      a. Front porches and stoops may project up to 6 feet from the facade and may
         encroach into the setback.
      b. Front porches shall be covered with a roof, balcony, overhang, enclosed habitable
         space or other similar projection. Enclosed habitable spaces are prohibited within
         the setback.
      c. Fences (railings), walls, and gates may define the edges of front porches and
         stoops but shall not exceed a height of 40 inches (44 inches for gates) and shall
         maintain a minimum transparency of 50%.
      d. Front porches and stoops shall not be enclosed by permanent or temporary walls,
         windows, window screens, or plastic or fabric materials.
      e. The distance between support columns, piers, or posts on front porches and stoops
         shall not exceed their height.
      f. The raised platform of a front porch (not including stairways) shall be at least 50
         square feet in size with no one dimension less than 6 feet in length.
      g. The raised platform of a stoop (not including stairways) shall be at least 16 square
         feet in size with no dimension less than 4 feet in length.
      h. Front porches and stoops (including railings, balustrades, columns, piers, posts,
         details, and roof covering) shall be designed with materials, colors, and details
         that are compatible with the style of the building and the materials used on the
         facade. Front porches and stoops shall be fully integrated into the building design,
         such that they do not have a tacked-on appearance or look like they were an
         addition or afterthought.
      i. The stairs of a front porch or stoop may be enclosed (“boxed” or “framed”) or
         open (“floating”) underneath the stairs. Floating stairways are allowed only if
         they include a decorative metal screen under the stairs and/or landscaping planted
         in front of the opening to screen views of the opening.




            Example of front porches with stairs      Example of stoops with stairs
            that are open underneath and have         that are enclosed underneath
            landscaping in front of the openings

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N. Front Patios

   1. Front patios are small outdoor yards that are located between the sidewalk and a
      building entrance. The following design standards apply to patios:

      a. Front patios may extend into the setback from the building facade to the sidewalk.
      b. Front patios may be open or partially covered by projecting elements from a
         building, including shade structures, bay windows, balconies, and roof overhangs.
      c. The surface area of a front patio shall be at least 50 square feet in size with no
         one dimension less than 6 feet in length.
      d. The ground surface of the front patio shall be designed with paved concrete or
         decorative and pervious/permeable pavers.
      e. Fences, walls, and gates may define the edges of front porches and stoops but
         shall not exceed a height of 40 inches and shall maintain a minimum transparency
         of 50%.
      f. Front patios may be elevated up to 3 feet above the sidewalk grade. At least 2
         feet of landscaping shall be provided between the sidewalk and the front patio
         retaining wall. Elevated front patios shall be designed with fence (railing) along
         the edge. The fence shall not exceed a height of 40 inches above the surface of
         the front patio and may include a gate that is up to 4 inches taller than the railing.
         Fences and gates shall have a minimum transparency of 50%.




      Example of a patio that is level with         Example of a patio that is elevated
            the adjacent sidewalk                      above the adjacent sidewalk




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O. Arcades

   1. Arcades are projections from a building facade that extend over an adjacent sidewalk
      or walkway and are supported by columns or posts attached to the ground surface.
      The following design standards and design guidelines apply to colonnades and arcades:

      a. Arcades are required along sidewalks adjacent to Mercado Commercial Block
         buildings.
      b. A minimum horizontal distance of 8 feet shall be provided from the outside edge of
         the building facade to the inside edge of support columns and posts.
      c. The outside edge of support columns and posts shall be placed within 18 inches to
         36 inches of the curb face.
      d. Arcades shall be covered with a roof, balcony, or enclosed building space.
      e. The ceiling height of colonnades and arcades shall be at least 15 feet in height. A
         minimum vertical clearance of 8 feet shall be maintained between the bottom of
         projecting and hanging elements (such as decorative lighting fixtures and signs)
         and the top of the sidewalk or walkway.
      f. The width and depth of support columns and posts shall be 6 inches to 24 inches.
      g. The distance between support columns posts on balconies shall not exceed their
         height.
      h. Arcades (including railings, balustrades, columns, posts, piers, details, and roof
         covering) shall be designed with materials, colors, and details that are compatible
         with the style of the building and the materials used on the facade. Arcades shall
         be fully integrated into the building design such that they do not have a tacked-on
         appearance or look like they were an addition or afterthought.
      i. Decorative lighting fixtures shall be provided within arcades to ensure proper
         nighttime lighting. Lighting fixtures may hang from the ceiling or be attached to
         the building facade or support column or post.
      j. Arcades should be designed with connections to arcades on adjacent buildings to
         maintain a continuous roof covering along the sidewalk.
      k. The openings of arcades should be arched, angled, squared, or an appropriate
         combination. All openings on a building should have a relatively consistent size,
         shape, and style. Openings in front of primary building, storefront, or courtyard
         entrances may be larger, more pronounced, and of a different shape than other
         openings on the building.
      l. Support columns and posts should be spaced and sized to provide a sense of
         enclosure and to maintain views from the street into storefronts.
      m. Any private improvements which project into the right of way must be relocated,
         removed, or replaced at the owner’s expense if in conflict with any future City
         project.




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                             Examples of sidewalks with arcades

P. Shade Structures

   1. Shade structures include awnings, marquees, window shades, and trellises. Shade
      structures are architectural elements that project from building facades to provide
      shade and/or shelter. The following design standards and design guidelines apply to
      shade structures:

      a. Awnings and marquees may project up to 6 feet from building facades and may
         encroach into the setback and over adjacent sidewalks with a minimum vertical
         clearance of 8 feet (as measured from the bottom of the awning/marquee to the
         adjacent ground surface).
      b. Window shades and trellises may project up to 4 feet from building facades and
         may encroach into the setback and over adjacent sidewalks with a minimum
         vertical clearance of 8 feet (as measured from the bottom of the window
         shade/trellis to the adjacent ground surface).
      c. Awnings and marquees are prohibited on upper floors of buildings.
      d. Valances (or front faces) of shade structure shall not exceed 18 inches in height.
      e. Shade structures shall not obscure views into storefront display windows or cover
         columns, piers, pilasters, transom windows, architectural expression lines or
         details.
      f. Awnings and marquees may have signs (see Section Q: Commercial Signs).
      g. Shade structures shall be designed with materials, shapes, and colors that are
         compatible with the style and materials of the facade.
      h. On buildings with storefronts or structural bays for windows and doors, multiple
         awnings or marquees located above the storefront or structural bay are required
         rather than a single awning or marquee that covers the entire facade.
      i. All awnings and window shades on a building should have a consistent size, shape,
         color, and placement pattern. Awnings over a primary building entrance may be
         larger and more pronounced than other awnings on the building. Awnings on a
         building may have different colors and patterns to represent the different
         businesses in the building.
      j. Awnings should have basic and simple color patterns, such as one solid color or a
         vertical striping pattern with two colors.


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      k. The height of the awning should be approximately 1/3 to 2/3 the depth of the
         awning.
      l. Colorful canvas and fabric awnings are encouraged and preferable to permanent
         awnings made of glass or metal. Plastic and backlit awnings are prohibited.
      m. Shade structures are strongly encouraged and should be used wherever feasible to
         provide shade to pedestrians, outdoor spaces, and internal building spaces.




                    Examples of awnings, marquees, window shades, and trellises


Q. Commercial Signs

   1. This section applies to permanent signs for commercial business, including retail, food
      service, service, office, and live-work uses. Section 19.75 of the City of Perris Zoning
      Ordinance shall be used to regulate all other signs (address markers, temporary signs,
      political signs, directional signs, special event signs, real estate signs, historic plaques,
      residential signs, etc).

      The Director of Development Services has the authority to issue a sign permit in the
      Downtown Perris Specific Plan Area if the sign is designed to comply with the
      applicable Design Standards in this section. To allow for creative signing solutions, the
      Director may issue a permit for a sign that is not specifically permitted or prohibited
      by this regulating code. Examples of such signs may include a vertically oriented sign
      for a movie theater marquee or an electronic kiosk sign that shows stock market prices
      for a bank.

      Existing signs that were established lawfully before this Specific Plan was adopted
      shall be considered legal non-conforming signs. Sections 19.75.290 through 19.75.310
      of the City of Perris Zoning Ordinance shall be used to regulate legal non-conforming
      signs.

      a. In order to avoid sign clutter, signage shall only be allowed on facades that have
         building entrances.
      b. Non-residential buildings shall be designed with appropriate locations for signs.
         Signs shall not cover or obscure windows, doors, storefronts, building entrances,
         cornices, columns, or other architectural elements or details.


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      c. The gross area of all signs that are mounted parallel to a facade shall not exceed
         10% of the total area of the facade.
      d. Signs shall be constructed of durable and weatherproof materials so that they will
         not discolor, fade, crack, rust, or erode.
      e. Signs should show depth and cast shadows by mounting individually cut letters and
         symbols on the sign base or carving letters and symbols into the base of the sign.
      f. Sign materials and colors shall compliment the building facade. Basic and simple
         color applications shall be used. Fluorescent colors are prohibited.
      g. The color of letters and symbols shall contrast with the base or background color
         of the sign to maximize readability.
      h. Simple and easy-to-read typefaces shall be used on signs. Hard-to-read and
         intricate typefaces are prohibited.




                  Example of an easy             Example of a hard
                     to read sign                   to read sign


   2. Signs may use symbols, characters, or graphics that relate to the products sold in the
      business or to the name of the business.

      a. Unless otherwise noted below, signs may be illuminated by external lighting
         fixtures or by providing back-lighting behind individually mounted letters and
         symbols, and by internally illuminating individual sign letters and symbols.
         Internally illuminated box signs (signs where the sign background, letters, and
         symbols are illuminated) are prohibited.
      b. Sign lighting shall be directed and shielded to illuminate the sign and not to spill
         over to other parts of the building or site.
      c. No part of a sign shall project above the cornice, parapet, or eave of a
         building/roof, unless it is integral to the building architecture and is approved by
         the Planning Commission.
      d. Signs are subject to design review prior to the issuance of a permit.
      e. The following types of signs are allowed in the Downtown Perris Specific Plan Area

          (1)   Awning and Marquee Signs;
          (2)   Storefront Signs;
          (3)   Building/Primary Tenant Signs;
          (4)   Window Signs;
          (5)   Projecting Signs;



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          (6) Hanging Signs;
          (7) Plaque Signs; and
          (8) Monument Signs.

          Design standards for these signs are provided below:




           Backlighting behind individually      Externally illuminated sign
            mounted letters (permitted)                 (permitted)




           Internal illumination of symbols    Internally illuminated box sign
             and letters but not the sign                (prohibited)
               background (permitted)




                     Signs that symbolize what is sold in the store




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   3. Awning and Marquee Signs: Signs that are printed or mounted on an awning or
      marquee. The following standards apply to these signs:

      a. Awning and marquee signs are only allowed on building facades that are adjacent
         to a sidewalk or walkway.
      b. Signs shall only be allowed on the front face or valance of the awning, but are
         allowed on all faces of marquees.
      c. Lettering shall not exceed a height of 8 inches and symbols/logos shall not exceed
         a height of 12 inches.
      d. The width of the sign shall not exceed 80% of the width of the awning or marquee.
      e. Awning and marquee signs shall be illuminated by external lighting.




              Example of an awning sign               Example of a marquee sign




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   4. Storefront Signs: Horizontally oriented signs that are mounted on the facade above a
      building or storefront entrance. The following standards apply these signs:

      a. Storefront signs shall not project out from the facade more than 12 inches.
      b. Storefront signs shall not exceed a height of 24 inches.
      c. Ground floor businesses within a building may have one or multiple storefront
         signs. However, the cumulative width of all storefront signs on a facade shall not
         exceed 50 percent of the facade width.
      d. Storefront signs shall be placed in an area that is above the ground floor storefront
         windows and below the windows on the second floor.




                                    Examples of storefront signs




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   5. Building/Primary Tenant Signs: Horizontally oriented signs that are mounted above
      the windows of the top floor of the building. These signs are used to identify the
      name of the building or the primary tenant of the building. The following standards
      apply to these signs:

        a. Only one of these signs is allowed per building.
        b. Building/primary tenant signs shall not project out from the facade more than 12
           inches.
        c. Building/primary tenant signs shall not exceed a height of 36 inches.




   6.




                           Examples of building/primary tenant signs




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      Window Signs: Temporary or permanent signs that are placed on or within 18 inches
      of a window (including windows on doors). Window signs include posters for
      advertisements and sales, product merchandise posters, open and closed signs, and
      painted or etched business names and logos. The following standards apply to these
      signs:

      a. Window signs shall not occupy more than 25% of a window.
      b. Permanent window signs shall be created with permanent, fade resistant paint,
         decals, gold-leaf lettering, or glass etching.
      c. In store lighting or an externally mounted light may be used to illuminate window
         signs.




                                  Examples of window signs




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   7. Projecting Signs: Double-sided signs that project perpendicular to building facades
      and either hang from a mounted wall brace or from the ceiling of a shade structure,
      balcony, colonnade/arcade. The following standards apply to these signs:

      a. Wall-mounted projecting signs shall not project more than 3 feet from a facade.
      b. Projecting signs that hang from the ceiling of a shade structure, balcony,
         colonnade/arcade shall be centered within the shade structure, balcony,
         colonnade/arcade
      c. A minimum vertical clearance of 8 feet (as measured from the bottom of the
         projecting sign to the adjacent ground surface) shall be maintained.
      d. The maximum area of a projecting sign shall not exceed 10 square feet
      e. The top of a projecting signs shall be located below the windows on the second
         floor of the building.
      f. Projecting signs shall be mounted near storefront entrances.
      g. A maximum of one projecting sign is allowed for every storefront entrance on the
         facade.
      h. Projecting signs may be externally illuminated by a light mounted on the facade.




                                 Examples of projecting signs


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   8. Plaque Signs: Signs that are attached flat against a building facade, generally at the
      eye level of pedestrians. Plaque signs may be used to identify an individual business,
      directory of multiple businesses, or menus. The following standards apply to these
      signs:

      a. Plaque signs shall not exceed a surface area of 6 square feet and shall not project
         out from the facade more than 2 inches.
      b. Directory signs shall only be located near building entrances.
      c. Only one individual business or directory sign is allowed for each storefront or
         lobby entrance. Up to two menu signs or menu boxes are allowed for each
         restaurant.
      d. Individual business and directory signs shall be externally illuminated. Menu boxes
         may be either internally or externally illuminated.




                                      Examples of plaque signs




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   9. Monument Signs: Signs that are located on the ground within the front yard/setback
      of a property. The following standards apply to these signs:

      a. Monument signs are only allowed along 4th Street and within the Employment Plaza
         transect. Monument signs may also be used for gateway entrances and public
         facilities.
      b. Only one monument sign is allowed per building.
      c. Monument signs shall not exceed a height of 3.5 feet from the ground surface and
         shall not exceed a width of 6 feet.
      d. Monument signs shall not cause line-of-sight issues to vehicles leaving or entering
         driveways. Monument signs shall be located at least 10 feet from driveway
         entrances/exits.
      e. Monument signs shall be designed with materials, colors, and details that are
         compatible with the design of the building on the site.
      f. The area surrounding the monument sign shall be landscaped. The landscaped
         area shall equal at least twice the sign area.
      g. Monument signs may be externally illuminated.




                                   Examples of monument signs
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   10. The following types of signs are prohibited in the Downtown Perris Specific Plan Area:

      a. Pole mounted or “lollipop” signs;
      b. Billboards;
      c. Inflatable or windblown signs;
      d. Signs that produce smoke or sound;
      e. Signs with animated or moving characters;
      f. Window signs that occupy more than 25 percent of the window’s area;
      g. Changeable letter marquee signs (except for theaters, concert venues, and public
         facilities);
      h. Roof mounted signs; and
      i. Permanent sidewalk signs.




                                 Examples of prohibited signs

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R. SERVICE AREAS

   1. Disposal, service, and shipping/receiving areas shall be located within parking garages
      or to the rear of buildings, and shall be accessible from an alley or driveway.
   2. Disposal areas shall be screened from public views from all sidewalks, streets, plazas,
      and public spaces.
   3. Trash enclosures or garages shall be used to store outdoor garbage containers or
      dumpsters.
   4. The design of trash enclosures should be architecturally compatible with other
      buildings on the site, and their design should use similar forms, materials, and color
      applications.
   5. Landscaping is also required to provide screening and help articulate structures within
      service areas.




                               Examples of signs trash enclosure that
                          incorporates landscaping and is compatible with
                                       surrounding buildings




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S. MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT

   1. Solar panels and small-scale wind turbines used shall be designed as part of new
      buildings and be architecturally compatible with the building.
   2. The following shall be screened from public views from streets, pedestrian walkways,
      sidewalks, plazas, courtyards and public spaces:

      a. Utility meters;
      b. Power transformers and sectors;
      c. Heating/ventilation/cooling equipment;
      d. Irrigation and pool pumps;
      e. Backflow preventers;
      f. Satellite dishes greater than 18 inches in diameter;
      g. Antennas;
      h. Rooftop mechanical equipment (except solar panels and small-scale wind turbines
         on non-historic structures); and
      i. Other mechanical equipment.

   3. Appropriate methods of screening include fencing, landscaping, roof parapets, and
      equipment enclosures. The design of screening devices shall be compatible with the
      building and conform to other sections of this regulating code.
   4. Noise levels of mechanical equipment shall conform to the noise control measures in
      the General Plan Noise Element and Zoning Ordinance Section 7.34.
   5. Solar panels and small-scale wind turbines used on existing buildings should be
      architecturally compatible with the building.
   6. Energy Start qualified (or equivalent rating system) models of mechanical equipment is
      encouraged to reduce energy needs.
   7. Equipment should be located to maximize energy efficiency, such as by locating
      cooling equipment in shaded areas that are protected from the hot sun, thus reducing
      the energy needed to cool the air.




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T. LANDSCAPING

   1. Landscaping shall be provided in all setbacks required by this Code. Landscaping may
      be planted in-ground and/or planted in pots, planters, or window boxes. Such
      landscaped areas may also include walkways and stairs that lead to building entrances
      and the sidewalk and a driveway between the alley and a garage or parking area.
   2. Landscaping is strongly encouraged in all other areas that are between the sidewalk
      and a building. Such landscaping may be planted in-ground and/or planted in pots,
      planters, or window boxes.
   3. The following areas shall be landscaped and regularly maintained to be free of weeds,
      overgrown vegetation, and litter:

      a. Yards and landscaped pots, planters, and window boxes that are visible from
         streets, sidewalks, plazas, courtyards, and/or other public spaces.
      b. Common outdoor areas within any development.
      c. Surface parking lots.

   4. All new trees shall have a minimum caliper size of 2.5 inches measured 12 inches from
      the ground.
   5. In order to provide adequate pedestrian clearance, trees shall be pruned regularly so
      that there is at least 8 feet of vertical clearance between the lowest branches of the
      tree and the grade of the adjacent sidewalk or pedestrian walkway. Trees shall also
      be pruned to maintain the health, vigor, and natural shape of the tree, and to
      maintain vehicular clearance and sight lines.
   6. Landscaping shall be maintained in a healthy and attractive state, and be watered,
      weeded, generally maintained, and replaced (if necessary) by the property owner
      and/or manager.
   7. All trees shall have an adequately sized planting area. The size of the planting area
      shall be based on the amount of room needed for tree roots. Root barriers shall be
      used when trees are planted near pedestrian walkways and sidewalks.
   8. Trees that provide a canopy of shade in the summer and that do not drop heavy cones,
      sap, fruit, and seedlings shall be selected along and within sidewalks, walkways,
      courtyards, and plazas.
   9. All surface parking lots shall be designed with the following landscaping features:

      a. Landscaped planters that are located between sidewalks and parking lots.
         Landscaped planters shall be at least 5 feet wide and shall be planted with a
         combination of shrubs, trees, and flowering plants.
      b. Trees planted at a ratio of 1 tree per 4 parking spaces. Trees may be planted in
         landscaped planters, tree wells in pedestrian walkways, and/or diamond shaped
         planter boxes located between parking rows. Diamond-shaped planter boxes and
         tree wells shall be at least 5 feet square. Tree grates and root guards shall be
         required for trees planted within pedestrian walkways.




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           c. Groundcover, low-lying shrubs, and trees shall be planted within the planters and
              planter boxes. Tree grates or landscaping may be used in tree wells located within
              pedestrian walkways.



                                                                          Trees planted along walkways
                                                                           require tree grates and root
                                                                                      guards




                                                                                                  Alley




                                                                                 Planter strip located
                                                                                between sidewalk and
                                                                                       parking

                                                                Trees planted in
   Planters located                                          diamond-shaped planter
between sidewalk and                                         between parking spaces
       parking
                                        Trees planted in
                                       planters at ends of
                                          parking aisles




       10. Landscaping that is drought-tolerant, provides habitat for indigenous species, and does
           not require use of extensive pesticides or maintenance is encouraged. Xeriscaping is
           encouraged.
       11. All landscaped areas should be irrigated with automatic drip or bubbler irrigation
           systems that do not produce over-spray on surfaces outside the planting area. Drip
           systems should be activated by water meters/moisture sensors to reduce over-
           watering are encouraged. Irrigation should utilize recycled, harvested, and other
           sources of non-potable water for landscaping.
       12. Landscaped areas should be designed to create comfortable micro-climates, provide
           shade to buildings and parked vehicles, and reduce the heat island effect (generally
           caused by large expanses of paved and unlandscaped areas).
       13. Community gardens are encouraged to encourage local food production and provide
           habitat for local wildlife.




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                                      Example of a tree
                                           grate




Examples of permeable surfaces                                   Examples of bioswales




   14. Bioswales, biofilters, and retention/detention basins are encouraged in surface
       parking lots, public spaces, and other landscaped areas.
   15. Fruit-bearing trees are encouraged within parks and other public spaces to encourage
       local food production and to educate residents on the techniques of gardening. Such
       trees should be located away from walkways to avoid damage from fallen fruit.
   16. Permeable paving surfaces are encouraged for patios, plazas, public spaces, surface
       parking areas, driveways, and on-street parking, whenever feasible.
   17. Public art and interpretative heritage plaques and kiosks should be incorporated into
       landscaped areas to highlight the unique history and heritage of Perris.
   18. Flowerpots and planter boxes are encouraged to add color and variety to the
       landscape. Flowerpots and planters are encouraged on stoops, front porches, patios,
       balconies, and below windows. Flowerpots may also hang from porch overhangs and
       columns of posts. All flowerpots and planter boxes should be compatible with the
       architecture style of the building.




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   19. Seat walls that also serve as landscaped planters or retaining walls area encouraged.
       Seat walls should be designed with articulated design elements and details.
   20. The amount of space dedicated to lawns should be minimized to reduce water demand
       and the use of fertilizers. Lawns should only be used in areas that are intended for
       relaxation or play. Native groundcover or perennial grasses, shrubs, and trees should
       be used in place of lawns whenever possible.




                      Examples of flowerpots, planter boxes, and seat walls




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U. FENCES, WALLS, AND GATES

   1. Fences, walls, and gates may be provided along front facades and the edges of paseos,
      courtyards, plazas, front porches, stoops, and patios. Fences and walls shall not
      exceed a height of 40 inches and gates shall not exceed a height of 44 inches. At least
      40 percent of a front yard fence, wall, and gate shall be transparent.
   2. Pergolas and entrance arbors are allowed on fences and walls. Generally, these
      features shall not exceed a height of 8 feet.
   3. The design of fences and walls shall be compatible with the architecture of the
      building on the site. Brick and stone materials shall not be painted. Chain link and
      barbed wire fences are prohibited.
   4. Fences and walls shall have an articulated design. Articulation can be created by
      having regularly spaced posts, changing the height of the fence/wall, and by using
      different building materials at the base, posts, or the cap of the fence/wall. Flat
      walls, chain link fences, and barbed wire fences are prohibited.
   5. Retaining walls may be used to create a terraced planter or small yard along the front
      facade. Retaining walls shall not exceed a height of 40 inches. At least 2 feet of
      landscaping shall be provided between the retaining wall and sidewalk, unless the
      retaining wall is also designed as a seat wall (a low wall that also functions as a
      bench).
   6. Fences and walls may be constructed of the following materials:

      a.   Wood;
      b.   Natural stone;
      c.   Wrought iron;
      d.   Concrete masonry;
      e.   Brick; and
      f.   Other materials of similar quality, durability, and character to those listed above
           and approved by the Director of Development Services.

   7. Completely solid walls (not including retaining walls for terraces) are discouraged in
      front yards, except when used in combination with a semi-transparent fence and are
      no more than 50% of the total length of the fence, wall, and gate used along a facade.




                         A                                 E

                  40”                               40”
                  Max.                              Max.



                                                           2’ Min.


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V. SITE LIGHTING

   1. The following areas shall be illuminated at night to ensure the safety of users and to
      minimize opportunities for crime.

      a.   Parking areas, including access points elevators, and stairwells;
      b.   Sidewalks, walkways, and paseos;
      c.   Courtyards and plazas;
      d.   Automated Teller Machines (ATMs);
      e.   All building entrances, including side, rear, and service entrances;
      f.   Disposal/storage areas;
      g.   Alleys; and
      h.   Other areas that are routinely used by pedestrians.

   2. Site, building, and sign lighting shall be located and directed to light the intended
      area of illumination and to prevent off-site glare impacts on adjacent buildings or
      properties.
   3. Lighting should be provided at regular intervals to prevent the creation of light and
      dark pockets. Dark pockets can create uncomfortable areas for pedestrians and
      provide opportunities for criminal activity. Light pockets can create a “fish bowl”
      affect. Within the light pocket (or the “fish bowl”), pedestrians may be observed, but
      their ability to see outside of the light pocket is limited, which creates discomfort and
      insecurity.
   4. Over-lighting of buildings and sites should also be avoided. Over-lighting can create an
      environment that feels like a prison-yard and can ruin desired night-time ambience.
   5. All lighting poles and fixtures should have a decorative/ornamental design that
      complements the structures on the site.
   6. Energy-efficient lighting and lighting powered by alternative and renewable sources
      (such as solar) are encouraged.




                      Appropriate nighttime lighting that is evenly distributed




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W. OUTDOOR OPEN SPACE

   1. If provided, outdoor open space areas shall be designed to enhance the site and/or
      building as a place for pedestrians.
   2. Outdoor open spaces shall include:

      a.   Outdoor dining/seating areas;
      b.   Trash and recycle receptacles;
      c.   Shade structures such as awnings, trellises, building overhangs, or umbrellas.
      d.   A combination of landscaping (in-ground or in planters) and paved surfaces; and
      e.   Amenities or features that encourage people to gather, including but not limited to
           public art, fountains and other water features, kiosks, planters, dedicated spaces
           for performances.

   3. Outdoor open spaces that are located within the Downtown Promenade transect and
       are adjacent to the train station and/or plaza space near the train tracks shall
       maintain a strong connection to these areas. At least one walkway shall be provided
       that connects the outdoor open space to these areas. Landscaping, signage, and
       lighting shall be provided along the walkway and/or along the edge of the outdoor
       open space area that faces these areas.
   4. Fences and walls used along the edges of outdoor open spaces shall not exceed a
       height of 40 inches and gates shall not exceed a height of 44 inches. At least 50
       percent of a fence, wall, and gate shall be transparent.
   5. Outdoor open spaces may be provided on rooftops within the Downtown Promenade,
       Plaza Mercado, 4th Street Gateway, and Urban Village, transects.
   6. Outdoor open spaces should be located in areas of the site and/or building that take
       advantage of solar access, scenic views, and views of and connections to plazas,
       courtyards, and other public spaces. Outdoor open spaces should be located in areas
       that are protected from wind and excessive heat from the sun.
   7. Outdoor open spaces should be designed with a sense of enclosure, by providing low-
       lying fences, walls, and/or landscaping along the edges.
   8. Outdoor open spaces on adjacent parcels should be connected and shared to create a
       larger, more attractive space.
   9. Pergolas, gazebos, and other small accessory structures are encouraged within outdoor
       open spaces.
   10. Shade trees and other forms of landscaping are encouraged in outdoor open spaces.




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X. PASEOS, FORECOURTS, COURTYARDS, AND PLAZAS

   1. All paseos, forecourts, courtyards, and plazas shall be designed with an ornamental
      surface that is differentiated from the sidewalk and asphalt streets and parking lots.
      Appropriate types of ornamental paving include:

      a.   Natural stone;
      b.   Turf block;
      c.   Brick or concrete unit pavers;
      d.   Concrete with special textures, colors, and patterns; and
      e.   Decomposed granite, porous pavement, and other pervious or semi-pervious
           materials.

   2. Paseos shall have a minimum width of 10 feet and include a walkway that has a
      minimum width of 5 feet. No dimension of a courtyard within a Courtyard Flat
      building shall be less than 25 feet. Within all other courtyards and plazas, no
      dimension of the courtyard or plaza shall be less than 15 feet.
   3. Buildings that frame the edges of courtyards and plazas shall include storefronts or
      building entrances along ground floor facades that front the courtyards and plazas.
      Courtyard Flat buildings may have individual unit entrances or one common entrance.
   4. All plazas and courtyards shall be designed with pedestrian amenities. Pedestrian
      amenities may include seating, outdoor dining tables with umbrellas, planters, trees,
      vine covered pergolas, pedestrian scaled lighting, public artwork, outdoor fireplaces,
      and fountains.
   5. A combination of hard and soft surfaces should be incorporated into the design of
      plazas and courtyards to add visual interest and variety.
   6. Public art and interpretive heritage plaques should be incorporated into the design of
      plazas and public spaces to highlight the unique history and heritage of Perris.
   7. Fountains, misters, and other water features are encouraged within courtyards and
      plazas, especially when surrounded by storefronts. All water features should
      incorporate measures to minimize water loss and incorporate recycled and/or
      harvested water.
   8. Shade trees and shade structures are encouraged to create a comfortable micro-
      climate and protect users from the sun.




                              Examples of a courtyard (left), plaza (center), and paseo (right)

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5.6    Street Standards
To create a more cohesive and attractive street environment that encourages connectivity
and pedestrian activity, the existing streets within the Specific Plan Area shall be improved
consistent with the standards in this section. New streets and street extensions shall also be
constructed in compliance to these standards.

A. GENERAL STREETSCAPE STANDARDS

   1. Streets, sidewalks, crosswalks, sidewalk amenities, and all associated elements shall
      be designed consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
   2. The City/City Council shall determine appropriate levels of service (LOS) for streets
      within the Specific Plan Area. On pedestrian/bicycle-oriented streets (such as D
      Street) a LOS D or E may be appropriate, while on more auto-oriented streets (such as
      4th Street) a LOS B or C may be more appropriate.
   3. If provided, on-street parking should be provided on both sides of the street to provide
      convenient customer and guest parking, help calm traffic, and to provide a buffer
      between pedestrians on the sidewalks and moving vehicles in the travel lanes. On-
      street parking may be provided on one side of the street in areas where sufficient off-
      street parking is provided and where larger sidewalks are desired but additional right-
      of-way is not available. On-street parking spaces may be angled or parallel based on
      the following standards and the graphic below:

       a. On-street angled spaces shall be 18 feet wide (as measured from the curb face)
          and shall have a stall width projection (the distance between parking spaces as
          measured parallel to the curb) of 12 feet. The width may be reduced to 16 feet if
          insufficient right-of-way exists and if sidewalk amenities (excluding tree grates)
          are not provided within 2 feet of the curb face.
       b. On-street parallel spaces shall be 8 feet wide (as measured from the curb face)
          and shall be at least 22 feet long. The width may be reduced to 7 feet if
          insufficient right-of-way exists (while maintaining 10-foot wide travel lanes).




                                           12’

                                                          22’
                                  18’                    min.



                                                                 8’


                        Dimensions of on-street         Dimensions of on-street
                        angled parking spaces           parallel parking spaces

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B. SIDEWALK AMENITIES STANDARDS

   1. A sidewalk amenities palette should be prepared for D Street north of 5th Street,
      streets within the Plaza Mercado transect (especially along D Street), streets within
      the Urban Village transect, and 4th Street. Additional palettes may also be prepared
      for specific streets or transects. Each palette should be designed to best fit the needs
      of the transects and streets included.
   2. If provided, street trees, streetlights, sidewalk amenities, and public utility equipment
      shall be located within 6 feet of the curb face (excluding sidewalk dining facilities). If
      the adjacent building has non-residential ground-floor uses, the surface of this area
      shall consist of concrete or brick pavers and metal tree grates. If the adjacent
      building has ground-floor residential uses, the surface of this area shall consist of
      decomposed granite (or similar material as approved by the Director of Development
      Services).
   3. Sidewalk amenities, public art, sidewalk dining facilities, planters, and other items
      that may block the path of pedestrians shall only be permitted on the sidewalk based
      on the following standards:

      a. The above items shall only be permitted on the sidewalk if an unobstructed flat
         walking surface (sidewalk and/or tree grate) is maintained along the sidewalk.
         The unobstructed flat walking surface shall be at least 5 feet wide;
      b. Items placed on the sidewalk shall not block a building entrance or path leading to
         a building entrance/exit;
      c. Items placed on the sidewalk shall not be attached permanently to the building or
         the sidewalk; and
      d. Items placed on the sidewalk shall not block views into adjacent storefronts.

   4. Street trees should be provided along sidewalks to provide a canopy of shade over the
      sidewalk. Street trees along sidewalks shall be provided at intervals not to exceed 40
      feet, unless a greater distance is required to avoid conflicts with intersections,
      driveway curb cuts, or public utilities.
   5. Pedestrian-scaled streetlights should be provided along sidewalks to illuminate the
      sidewalk and enhance the safety of pedestrians. Streetlights along sidewalks shall be
      provided at intervals not to exceed 80 feet. These streetlights shall not exceed a
      height of 12 feet. If the streetlight contains an extension arm, the arm shall be
      directed toward the sidewalk.
   6. Tree grates are required for street trees that are planted within a sidewalk, but are
      not required for trees planted within a landscape strip.
   7. Tree grates with special tree guards are required for street trees that are planted
      within an on-street parking area to protect the trees from vehicles.
   8. Benches, trash receptacles, and recycle receptacles should be provided along
      sidewalks within 100 feet of street intersections that have ground-floor non-residential
      uses. These items should be grouped together, placed between two trees, and
      located within 30 feet of a streetlight.



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   9. Inverted “U” shaped bike racks (or other similar racks that provide at least the same
       level of security) should be provided along sidewalks near intersections, public spaces,
       and major transit facilities.
   10. Drinking fountains, kiosks, and other sidewalk amenities may be used along sidewalks.
   11. Locally produced materials and materials from recycled and/or renewable resources
       are encouraged, where available and feasible.
   12. Energy-efficient and solar-powered streetlights are encouraged.

C. SIDEWALK DINING STANDARDS

   1. Sidewalk dining is encouraged to create a lively atmosphere. If provided, sidewalk
      dining areas and facilities shall follow the standards below and the standards for
      sidewalk amenities.

      a. Sidewalk dining facilities shall require a Downtown Outdoor Dining Permit to be
         issued by the Director of Development Services.
      b. If provided along sidewalks within the 4th Street Gateway transect, sidewalk dining
         shall be limited to 3 feet along an existing sidewalk if a minimum flat walking
         surface of at least 5 feet is maintained. If the building is set back to create a
         wider sidewalk, then additional sidewalk dining space is allowed.
      c. Sidewalk dining shall be located within 8 feet of a building in the public-right-of-
         way. Wider dining areas are allowed if the adjacent building is set back to
         accommodate a wider sidewalk on private property.
      d. Sidewalk dining is only allowed directly in front of the business serving the food.




                        Parking spaces designed for temporary dining uses




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      e. If a sidewalk dining area occupies an area that extends more than 3 feet from the
         building facade, or if alcoholic beverages are served, a dining area barrier shall be
         used to define the edges of the dining area. Dining area barriers shall be 36 to 42
         inches tall. The dining area barrier may be a sectional freestanding metal or wood
         fence, freestanding posts connected by a rope or chain with a maximum diameter
         of 1 inch, or a group of planted pots or planter boxes that surround the dining
         area. Chain link fences and fences with fabric inserts are prohibited.
      f. Tables, chairs, umbrellas, trash/recycle receptacles, and outdoor heating devices
         (if approved by the Fire Department) may be located in sidewalk dining areas.
         Such items shall be removed from the sidewalk after the close of business. Service
         stations, bars, counters, shelves, and sofas are prohibited in sidewalk dining areas.
         The Director of Development Services shall approve all furniture located in
         sidewalk dining areas.
      g. Umbrellas, outdoor heating devices, and other elevated/raised items shall
         maintain a vertical clearance of at least 7 feet within the dining area.
      h. Businesses may occupy on-street parking spaces (within the Downtown Promenade,
         Plaza Mercado, and Urban Village transects) for temporary use as outdoor dining
         areas with the approval of a Temporary Downtown Outdoor Dining
         Permit/Temporary Use Permit as issued by the Director of Development Services.
         Annual permits shall be required to occupy such spaces. Merchants may only
         occupy spaces located directly in front of their business for outdoor dining. No
         more than half of the spaces shall be occupied by outdoor dining uses in any one
         block, unless that block is closed to vehicular traffic.




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                     Example Sidewalk Details (no dining provided)




                     Example Sidewalk Dining Details (3 feet or less)




                  Example Sidewalk Dining Details (greater than 3 feet)



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D. INTERSECTION AND CROSSWALK STANDARDS

   1. To reduce the length of pedestrian crosswalks and the speed of turning vehicles at
      intersections, the curb radius at street intersections should not exceed 12 feet unless
      necessary for emergency vehicle access or to accommodate turning movements along
      secondary arterial streets and major collector streets, which may require turning radii
      of 15 feet or greater.
   2. Crosswalks are required at all street intersections along D Street and within 1,320 feet
      (one quarter mile) of the train station. Mid-block crosswalks may be provided to allow
      greater connectivity for pedestrians. Intersection and mid-block crosswalks in other
      locations are encouraged to provide safe crossing areas for pedestrians. Crosswalks
      should be constructed of decorative pavement to clearly mark the pedestrian crossing
      zone and to help slow the speed of vehicles entering an intersection.
   3. Bulbouts (extensions of the sidewalk into the parking aisle) are encouraged along D
      Street and at intersections with heavy pedestrian traffic. Bulbouts shall be
      constructed with paving materials that are consistent with the adjacent sidewalk.



                                                                12’ radius

                              Shorter Crossing Distance (Preferred)


                                    Longer Crossing Distance
                          (Allowed for emergency vehicle access and for
                            secondary arterial/major collector streets)

                                                                    15’+ radius



                                  Turning radius at intersections




                                      Examples of bulbouts


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E. ALLEY STANDARDS

   1. The existing alley system shall be maintained and be publicly-accessible. Alleys may
      be modified to provide better access to parcels or to reroute street connections from
      a street with a higher level of vehicular traffic (such as Perris Boulevard) to one with
      less vehicular traffic (such as a street perpendicular to Perris Boulevard) and/or to
      create larger development sites. In order to modify an existing alley, access to all
      properties within the block shall be maintained and the City and the
      developer/property owner(s) shall enter into a public-private partnership.
      Appropriate public alley configurations include linear, “L” shaped, “T” shaped, and a
      combination of these configurations. Alleys may be modified as long as there are no
      dead ends, at least two street connections are maintained per alley, and vehicles
      would be able to drive (without having to turn around) the length of the alley from
      one street connection to another.
   2. New private alleys may be provided on private property to accommodate parking for
      various building types. New alleys shall be a minimum of 26 feet in width and
      maintain a turning radius of 10 feet at alley intersections and corners. These alleys
      and the adjacent development shall be constructed in compliance with the standards,
      guidelines, and specifications above. These alleys may be paved with special paving
      features, such as brick pavers or stamped concrete so they do not look like a public
      street and to increase the permeable surfaces.




              Linear Alley               “L” Shaped Alley            “T” Shaped Alley
             Configuration                Configuration               Configuration




F. STREET STANDARDS

   1. Streets within the Specific Plan Area should be improved based on the standards on
      the following pages. Graphics showing the configuration of each section should be
      viewed as an example and not necessarily the exact design of streets. A variety of
      factors may affect the design of streets, including available right-of-way, funding,
      streetscape amenities palette chosen, and adjacent private development.




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G. D Street North Standards

   1. The segment of D Street between 4th Street and 6th Street should be designed
      consistent with the D Street improvements north of 4th Street.
   2. Sidewalks should be provided on both sides of the street. Sidewalks should be a
      minimum of 12 feet in width and may be wider if adjacent buildings are set back to
      create larger sidewalks or if additional right-of-way exists. Sidewalks shall be paved
      for the entire width, except for openings for tree wells and tree grates.
   3. One travel lane (10 to 12 feet in width) in each direction should be provided.
   4. Angled parking (16 to 18 feet in width) should be provided on both sides of the street.
   5. Bulbouts and paved crosswalks should be constructed at intersections along D Street
      and at mid-block crossings (if provided).
   6. The streetscape amenities palette used for D Street north of 4th Street should be used
      south of 4th Street for at least 100 feet from this intersection. A modified palette may
      be used for the area beyond the required 100 feet to 6th Street.
   7. Buildings and sidewalks should be designed for outdoor dining to encourage an active
      streetscape.




                  Example D Street (San Jacinto Avenue to 6th Street) Configuration




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H. D Street South Standards

   1. The segment of D Street between 6th Street and the railroad crossing should be
       designed based on the following.
   2. Sidewalks should be provided on both sides of the street and should be covered with
       an arcade. Sidewalks should be a minimum of 12 feet in width and may be wider if
       adjacent buildings are set back to create larger sidewalks or if additional right-of-way
       exists. Sidewalks should be paved for the entire width, except for openings for tree
       wells and tree grates.
   3. One travel lane (10 feet in width) in each direction should be provided.
   4. Parallel parking should be provided on both sides of the street between 6th Street and
       the railroad crossing.
   5. Bulbouts and paved crosswalks should be constructed at intersections along D Street
       and at mid-block crossings (if provided).
   6. The street may be designed as a convertible street that can also serve as plaza space
       if closed (temporarily) to vehicular traffic. Convertible streets may have no curb or
       may have rolled curbs and generally have the same pavement on the sidewalk as is
       provided within the travel lanes and on-street parking areas.
   7. A new sidewalk amenities palette should be used for segments of D Street that are
       within the Plaza Mercado transect. This new palette may include some items used
       within the Downtown Promenade transect palette; however, the Plaza Mercado
       palette should include items that are more appropriate for and unique to this transect,
       stand alone street lighting, uniquely designed, sidewalk tiles, etc.
   8. This segment of D Street may use street-spanning lighting, but the design and style
       should differ from this type of lighting provided within the Downtown Promenade
       transect. String lighting is encouraged around trees and the street-spanning lighting
       (if provided) within the Plaza Mercado transect.
   9. Street trees are encouraged between on-street parking spaces. The Rhus Lancea
       (African Sumac) tree is encouraged for use within the Plaza Mercado amenities
       palette.
   10. Buildings and sidewalks should be designed for outdoor dining and vending to
       encourage an active streetscape.




               Example D Street (6th Street to the railroad crossing) Configuration

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I. Local Street Standards

   1. B Street (between San Jacinto Avenue and 2nd Street and between 7th Street and Ellis
      Avenue), C Street (between San Jacinto Avenue and 7th Street), G Street (between San
      Jacinto Avenue and 2nd Street), 7th Street (between A Street and B Street), and
      Eleventh Street (between 7th Street and Ellis Avenue) should be designed based on the
      following.
   2. Sidewalks should be provided on both sides of the street. Sidewalks should be at least
      10 feet in width (5 feet minimum of which is pavement and 5 feet minimum of which
      is a landscaped parkway) and may be wider if adjacent buildings are set back to create
      larger sidewalks or if additional right-of-way exists.
   3. One travel lane (10 to 12 feet in width) in each direction should be provided.
   4. Parallel parking (7 to 8 feet in width) should be provided on both sides of the street.
   5. If sufficient right-of-way exists, bike lanes (at least 5 feet in width) may be provided
      between the travel lane and on-street parking.
   6. Striped crosswalks should be constructed at intersections along these streets.
   7. A new sidewalk amenities palette should be used for local streets. This new palette
      may include some items used within other amenities palettes. This palette may also
      be used for collectors (except D Street), major collectors, and secondary arterials. A
      separate sidewalks amenities palette for Perris Boulevard may be prepared to signify
      this as a distinct street.




                              Example Local Street Configuration




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J. Neighborhood Street Standards

   1. Neighborhood streets should be designed based on the following.
   2. Some segments may be revised to a local street if determined by the City Council.
   3. Sidewalks should be provided on both sides of the street. Sidewalks should be at least
      12 feet in width (5 feet minimum of which is pavement and 7 feet minimum of which
      is a landscaped parkway) and may be wider if adjacent buildings are set back to create
      larger sidewalks or if additional right-of-way exists.
   4. One travel lane (10 feet in width) in each direction should be provided.
   5. Parallel parking (7 to 8 feet in width) should be provided on both sides of the street.
   6. Sidewalk amenities provided should compliment those provided on local streets.




                        Example Neighborhood Street Configuration




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5.7    Definitions
The following definitions are provided for terms used within this Regulating Code. If a word
or phrase is not defined, then the word or phrase shall be defined as set forth in any
recognized treatise or authority on zoning, planning, or architecture. A dictionary shall be
used to define common words or phrases.
Alley: A privately owned and maintained roadway that provides access from streets to the
rear of each development sites within a block.

Apartment: A residential unit that is within a larger complex of residential units, all of which
are rented by separate individuals or households.

Artisan Workshop (Use): Work and display space for artisans that may generate income from
selling products or services (i.e. lessons).

Auto Service (Use): Any business that generates income from repairing and servicing
vehicles. Auto service businesses may also generate secondary income from retail sales that
are related to the auto service. Auto services include auto repair shops and small-scale
service centers. Gas stations, auto dealerships, car washes, and vehicle manufacturing are
prohibited.

Awning: A covered architectural projection that extends from the exterior wall of a building
for the purpose of providing shade or shelter.

Balcony: A platform that projects from an upper floor of a building.

Bay Window: A window and related structure that extends outward from an exterior building
wall and thereby forms an alcove in the adjoining interior space.

Build-to-Line (BTL): A line parallel to a property line along which a front facade must be
built.

Building Depth: The distance between the front facade of the building and the rear facade
of the building.

Building Facade: A wall or series of walls that together make up a side of a building.

Building Frontage: The side of the building that faces the front of the parcel (generally a
street).

Building Height: The vertical distance from the base of a building (as measured at the curb)
to the highest point of the building.

Building Width: The distance from one side of the building’s frontage to the other side of the
building frontage.




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Bulkhead: A short wall or protective barrier located below storefront windows. Bulkheads
sometimes contain landscaping.

City: City of Perris.

Commercial Use: A general term that may refer to all or some of the following uses: Retail,
Food Service, Service, Office, and Live-Work.

Conditionally Permitted Use: A use that requires a conditional use permit (CUP) to be
permitted within a specific building type.

Condominium: A residential, office, or light industrial unit that is within a larger complex of
such units, each of which is owned by separate individuals or households. Common areas,
such as hallways, grounds, recreational facilities, and parking facilities, are owned in common
and maintained by a homeowner’s or business owner’s association.

Cornice: A horizontal molded projection that crowns or completes a building facade. It is
the uppermost section of moldings along the top of the wall or just below a roof.

Courtyard: A common area that is bounded on three or four sides by buildings.

Courtyard Flat Building: Two to five story buildings (varies by transect) designed for stacked
residential units (condominiums or apartments). The residential units create a “U” shaped
building that surrounds a common courtyard.

Detached House Building: One and two story houses that have yards and an attached or
detached garage that is accessed from a rear alley or driveway street. A second unit is
allowed above the garage.

Development Site: A portion of a block where an individual building type and related site
features are allowed.

Promenade Commercial Block Buildings: Two to three story buildings designed for a mix of
commercial and residential uses. The ground floor generally contains storefronts for retail
stores, restaurants, and cafes. Upper floors generally contain apartments, condominiums,
service uses, and/or office space.

Duplex/Triplex Building: One and two story houses that have yards and an attached or
detached garage or surface parking lot that is accessed from a rear alley or driveway street.
Duplexes have two residential units and triplexes have three residential units.

Entertainment (Use): Any business that generates income from providing an entertainment
service to its customers. Entertainment businesses may also generate secondary income from
retail and food service sales that are related to the entertainment use. Entertainment uses
include movie theaters, live-performance venues, nightclubs, and indoor recreational
facilities. Adult entertainment is prohibited.




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Facade: See “Building Facade”.

Floor/Floors: Enclosed building space (building levels) that is bounded by walls, floors, and
ceilings.

Food Service (Use): Any business that generates income by selling or serving food or
beverages that are prepared on-site and are meant to be eaten on-site or shortly after
purchase. Food service businesses may also generate secondary income from retail sales that
are related to the service. Food Service uses include bakeries, bars, cafes, coffee shops, ice
cream shops, and take-out and sit-down restaurants.

Front Porch: An area connected to the ground floor of a building that is covered by a roof,
but does not contain glass windows, walls, or fences (except railings and support posts).

Full Roof: A roof designed with two slopes on each side of the roof and the lower roof slope
is steeper than the upper roof slope. The upper roof slope is sometimes flat.

Gabled Roof: A roof designed with sloping planes (usually of the same pitch) on two sides of
the roof ridge and a gable (a triangle-shaped building form that is formed by joining two
sloping roof planes) at each end of the ridge.

Garage: See “Parking Garage”.

Gateway Commercial Block Buildings: One to three story buildings designed primarily for
commercial uses and may also include residential units. The ground floor generally contains
storefronts for retail stores, restaurants, and cafes. Upper floors generally contain service
uses and office space or residential units.

Gross Floor Area (GFA): The total (gross) floor area, including exterior building walls, of all
floors of a building. GFA is measured in square feet.

Ground Floor: The first (closest to the finished site grade) habitable building floor of a
building.

Hip Roof: A roof designed with sloping planes on two sides of a ridge. Hip roofs are not
designed with gables.

Home Occupation: An operation conducted in a residential unit by a resident of that unit as a
secondary use. Advertising signs, displays, stock or commodities sold on the premises,
employees, and large or noisy mechanical equipment are prohibited.

Industrial (Use): See “Light Industrial (Use)”.

Kickplate: A plate (often made of metal) fastened to the lower portion of a door to prevent
damage to protect the door’s surface from shoe marks.




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Large Format Campus Buildings: One to three story buildings designed primarily for light
office and industrial uses and may also include ancillary food service and service uses.
Buildings are generally larger than other building types and may be designed as a campus with
buildings surrounding common spaces and connected with walkways.

Light Industrial (Use): Light industrial and business park uses and related activities, such as
light manufacturing, research, storage and warehousing, assembly of non-hazardous products
and materials, business and professional offices, auto repair shops and dealerships, retail
related to manufacturing. Distribution centers, vehicle storage, or other outdoor storage
areas are prohibited.

Live-Work Buildings: Three to five story buildings (varies by transect) that contain units in
which the owner can both live and operate office and service businesses that do not require
employees aside from residents of the unit.

Lodging (Use): Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, Motels, Suites and similar uses.

Lot: A subdivision of a development site that is also known as a parcel. Lots and parcels are
legal boundaries of land on which development may occur.

Marquee: A permanent roof-like structure that projects from the building wall to provide
shade and shelter. Marquees sometimes have signs.

Office (Use): Any business establishment that provides administrative or clerical work or
service-related work that does not require the customer or client to be on site to receive the
service. Office uses include banks, financial institutions, and administrative and professional
offices for architects, engineers, consultants, marketing agents, travel agents, insurance and
real estate agents, and lawyers.

Parapet: A low wall projecting from the edge of a roof. Parapets may be designed with
details and cornices.

Parking Garage: An enclosed building that accommodates parking spaces for residential
units. Parking garages may be attached or detached from the building and may be covered by
habitable space.

Parking Structure: A series of parking decks that may be located below grade, above grade,
or at the grade of the adjacent building, and that are completely enclosed by walls (which
may contain openings for ventilation).

Paseo: A pedestrian-only corridor that is lined on either side with buildings that generally
have shops, restaurants and cafes, or entertainment uses on the ground floor.

Plaza: A type of public space that includes hardscape (paving) and is generally open to the
public. Plazas often have buildings along at least one edge and are usually accessed from
sidewalks.




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Plaza Mercado Commercial Block Buildings: Two to three story buildings designed for a mix
of commercial and residential uses. The ground floor generally contains storefronts for retail
stores, restaurants, and cafes. Upper floors generally contain apartments, condominiums,
service uses, and/or office space. The adjacent sidewalks are covered with an arcade and
buildings may be designed around courtyards with storefronts.

Podium Parking: Parking spaces that are covered by the ground floor of a building and are
completely enclosed by walls. Podium parking may occur at or below the grade of the
adjacent sidewalk.

Porch: See “Front Porch”.

Regulating Code: A zoning code that emphasizes the form and location of buildings over the
use of buildings, unlike conventional “Euclidian” zoning codes, which emphasize land use over
other site and building design.

Regulating Plan: A plan or map that designates how site design and building form standards
are applied to specific development sites.

Residential (Use): A use that accommodates living space, including apartment units,
condominium units, and attached or detached house units (rowhouse, detached house, and
duplex/triplex buildings).

Retail (Use): Any business that generates income by selling tangible goods or products,
excluding “Food Service” uses. Retail uses include book stores, clothing/apparel stores,
sporting good stores, flower shops, electronic and appliance stores, grocery stores, jewelry
stores, shoe stores, gift shops, home furnishing stores, toy stores, specialty retail stores, card
shops, art supply stores, and toy stores.

Rowhouse Buildings: Two and three floor residential units that are placed side-by-side to
form a row of houses that face a street. The garage is accessed from a rear alley.

Service (Use): Any business in which income is generated primarily from customers that
receive a service performed on-site. Service businesses may also generate secondary income
from retail sales that are related to the service. Service businesses include hair salons,
barber shops, health clubs and gyms, pet grooming, photography studios, tutoring, dance and
art instructions, martial arts studios, laundry and dry cleaning services, repair shops
(appliances, televisions, radios, and computers), veterinary clinics, counselors, therapist,
medical services (doctors, chiropractors, dentists and orthodontists offices; medical clinics;
etc.), technology schools, and blue printing/copy centers.

Setback: An area in which buildings or other structures shall not occur.

Shared Access Agreement: An agreement between two parties regarding the shared use of
facilities (i.e. a parking area that serves multiple buildings or uses may require a joint use
agreement to satisfy the parking requirement for all buildings or uses).




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Stacked Flat Buildings: Three to five story buildings designed with stacked residential units
(condominiums or apartments). Parking is generally provided in a podium parking level or a
surface parking lot that is surrounded by the residential units.

Stoop: A platform in front of a building entrance, which may or may not be covered by a
roof.

Surface Parking: Parking spaces that are not covered by a building and are not enclosed by
walls. Surface parking is also known as a “parking lot”.

Transom Windows: A short window placed above a door or window. Transom windows are
generally no more than 2 feet in height and are usually as wide as the door or window that
they are on top of.

Transparency: A measurement of how much light can pass through an object, such as a
window, fence, or wall. Transparency is the opposite of opacity (i.e. a fence that is 25%
transparent is 75% opaque).

Trellis: A structure, usually made from interwoven wood or metal pieces, that is attached to
the roof or building wall used for shade or to support climbing plants.

Tuck-Under Parking: Parking spaces that are covered by the upper floor of a building, but
are otherwise open.

Upper Floor: A floor that is above the ground floor.

Walkway: A pedestrian path that is similar to a sidewalk, but may not be located adjacent to
a street. Walkways are often provided on private development and within public spaces.

Zoning Ordinance: Title 9 (Planning and Zoning) of the City of Perris Municipal Code, and all
subsequent chapters, articles, and sections.




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Chapter 6: Administration and
Implementation
6.1    Applicability
The provisions of this chapter are applicable to all properties within the Downtown Perris
Specific Plan area. The regulations, development standards, and guidelines as contained in
the Specific Plan shall apply in their entirety to the review of development proposals; where
Specific Plan development standards and guidelines do not provide adequate direction, the
City of Perris Municipal Code should prevail.

6.2    Amendments to the General Plan
California law requires that a Specific Plan be consistent with the General Plan of the
adopting locality. To this end, existing General Plan goals and policies were reviewed to
ensure consistency between the Downtown Perris Plan and the Perris General Plan (See
Appendix A).

6.3    Administration and Enforcement
It shall be the duty of the City of Perris to enforce the provisions set forth in the Downtown
Perris Specific Plan. All officers, employees, and officials of the City of Perris who are vested
with the duty or authority to issue permits or licenses shall comply with the provisions of the
Downtown Perris Plan, and shall not issue any permit or license or approve any use or building
that would be in conflict with the Downtown Perris Specific Plan. Any permit, license, or
approval issued that is in conflict with the requirements of the Downtown Perris Specific Plan
shall be considered null and void.

6.4    Amendments to the Specific Plan
The Downtown Perris Plan may be amended in the same manner by which it was originally
adopted. In addition, an amendment shall demonstrate that it meets the intent of the
Specific Plan’s goals and objectives or provide a finding that the amendment enhances the
Plan or is necessary to implement the Plan’s goals and objectives. All sections or portions of
the Specific Plan to be changed or that may be affected by the change shall be included in
the Specific Plan Amendment. A concurrent amendment of the General Plan is not required,
provided the City Council determines that any substantive changes would not conflict with
the goals, objectives, policies, or programs of the City of Perris General Plan.

6.5    Severability
If any portion of the Downtown Perris Plan is, for any reason, held invalid by a court of
competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed a separate, distinct, and independent



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provision, and the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining
portion of the Downtown Perris Plan.

6.6    Implementation Program
The implementation program identified the specific actions and steps that should be
undertaken within the next one to ten years to implement the Specific Plan and realize the
Downtown Perris vision. This implementation matrix represents the culmination of the entire
Downtown Perris planning process and the strategies referenced throughout the Specific Plan.
The matrix is a tool to help implement and monitor progress of the Specific Plan and can be
revised to reflect changes in community priorities and available resources.

Funding and financing for projects and programs identified within this chapter will require a
comprehensive and creative financing approach through the use of various financing
mechanisms, including debt financing, equity financing, loan guarantees, and tax credits.
Additionally, grants should be pursued for public improvements and arts projects.

Table 6-1 lists potential funding opportunities available from State and Federal agencies, as
well as selected private and nonprofit entities. Note that funding and financing programs are
dynamic and change according to available funds, changes in State and Federal law, and
other factors. The list is not exhaustive and should be supplemented as new sources become
available.

                                          Table 6-1:
                               Potential Financing Mechanisms

                                            Federal

FEDERAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION (EDA)
Funds from the EDA can be used to finance construction and rehabilitation of infrastructure
and facilities that are necessary to achieve long-term growth and dynamic local economies.
Grants to communities for site preparation and construction of water and sewer facilities,
access roads, etc.

FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)
The FHWA provides funds to the States to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-
related facilities for both non-motorized and motorized recreational trail uses.

U.S. FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION (FHWA) TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNITY AND SYSTEM
PRESERVATION PILOT PROGRAM (TCSP)
The TCSP is a comprehensive initiative of research and grants to investigate the relationships
between transportation and community and system preservation and private sector-based
initiatives. States, local governments, and metropolitan planning organizations are eligible for
these discretionary grants. Grants to plan and implement strategies that improve the
efficiency of the transportation system; reduce environmental impacts of transportation;
reduce the need for costly future public infrastructure investments; ensure efficient access to
jobs, services, and centers of trade; and examine private sector development patterns and
investments that support these goals.


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA) PROGRAM GRANTS
The EPA funds federal grants for various purposes, including State and local program
research, demonstrations, development, and implementation of various environmentally
based programs, including water pollution, conservation, solid waste disposal, etc.

EPA - CLEAN WATER REVOLVING FUND
This low-interest loan program was established by the Federal Clean Water Act. Loans for
projects that address point and non-point sources of water pollution.

FTA METROPOLITAN PLANNING PROGRAM
Operated by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), this program provides financial
assistance, through the states, to metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) to support the
costs of preparing long-range transportation plans required as a condition of obtaining Federal
Capital Program and Urbanized Area Formula Program grants for transit projects. Funds can
be used for technical studies relating to management, operations, capital requirements,
innovative financing opportunities, and economic feasibility; evaluation of previously assisted
projects; and other similar or related activities preliminary to and in preparation for the
construction, acquisition, or improved operation of transportation systems, facilities, and
equipment, including the planning for “livability” features such as improved pedestrian
and bicycle access to the station and shops and community services in the station area,
incorporating arts and artistic design in stations and surrounding areas, and other
improvements that enhance the usability and community-friendliness of the transit system
environment. Up to a maximum of 20 percent of the preliminary engineering and design costs
for a transportation facility.

SAFE, ACCOUNTABLE, FLEXIBLE, EFFICIENT TRANSPORTATION EQUITY ACT: A LEGACY FOR USERS
(SAFETEA-LU)
Continuing the transportation enhancement program of TEA-21, SAFETEA-LU gives local
governments unprecedented flexibility in developing a mix of highway corridor
enhancements, with funds for such projects as public transit, bikeways, highway
enhancements, recreation, historic preservation, scenic byways, and other alternatives to
address transportation and community needs. States and localities are permitted to use
Federal dollars (provided primarily from the gasoline tax) for more flexibility to meet their
transportation needs. More comprehensive planning, taking into account such factors as
desired land use patterns and environmental effects, is required as a prerequisite to Federal
funding.

HUD’S NEW NEIGHBORHOOD STABILIZATION PROGRAM
This program provides emergency assistance to state and local governments to acquire and
redevelop foreclosed properties that might otherwise become sources of abandonment and
blight within their communities. The Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) provides
grants to every state and certain local communities to purchase foreclosed or abandoned
homes and to rehabilitate, resell, or redevelop these homes in order to stabilize
neighborhoods and stem the decline of house values of neighboring homes.




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HUD’S ENERGY EFFICIENT MORTGAGES (EEMS)
EEMs recognize that reduced utility expenses can permit a homeowner to pay a higher
mortgage to cover the cost of the energy improvements on top of the approved mortgage.
FHA EEMs provide mortgage insurance for a person to purchase or refinance a principal
residence and incorporate the cost of energy efficient improvements into the mortgage. The
borrower does not have to qualify for the additional money and does not make a
downpayment on it. The mortgage loan is funded by a lending institution, such as a mortgage
company, bank, or savings and loan association, and the mortgage is insured by HUD. FHA
insures loans.

                                             State

INFRASTRUCTURE STATE REVOLVING FUND PROGRAM OF THE CALIFORNIA INFRASTRUCTURE AND
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BANK (CIEDP)
This is a loan program that provides low-cost financing to public agencies for a variety of
infrastructure programs, including streets, bridges, drainage, water supply, flood control,
environmental mitigation measures, sewage collection and treatment, solid waste collection
and disposal, water treatment and distribution, educational facilities, and parks and
recreational facilities. Funding assistance ranges from $250,000 to $10,000,000. The
application process is complicated and slow. There must be a dedicated source for debt
service of the loan. Tax increment flowing from redevelopment projects is often favored as a
funding source for retiring this debt because it flows for a long time and is steady. The term
of the loan can be as long twenty years.

BUILDING EQUITY AND GROWTH IN NEIGHBORHOODS PROGRAM (BEGIN)
BEGIN reduces local regulatory barriers to affordable ownership housing, and provides down
payment assistance loans to qualifying first-time low- and moderate-income buyers of homes
in BEGIN projects. Eligible homes must be newly constructed in projects facilitated by local
regulatory incentives or barrier reductions, and may include manufactured homes.

CALHOME PROGRAM
CalHome enables low-and very-low-income households to become or remain homeowners.
Grants eligible to local public agencies and nonprofit developers to assist individual
households through deferred-payment loans. Direct, forgivable loans to assist development
projects involving multiple ownership units, including single-family subdivisions.

CODE ENFORCEMENT GRANT PROGRAM (CEGP)
The CECP funds capital expenditure costs of existing or proposed local building code
enforcement programs. Grants for three-year local programs. There is no formal match
requirement, but grants must supplement existing funding for code enforcement that covers
soft costs and staffing. Maximum grant amount to a single recipient was $300,000; minimum
grant was $30,000. Eligible activities include purchase of capital assets that will be dedicated
to local housing code enforcement. These may include tangible physical property with an
expected useful life of 15 years or more, major maintenance of a capital asset, and
equipment with an expected useful life of two years or more, such as vehicles, computers,
and inspection equipment.




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MULTIFAMILY HOUSING PROGRAM (MHP)
The MHP assists with new construction, rehabilitation, and preservation of permanent and
transitional rental housing for lower-income households. Eligible activities include new
construction, rehabilitation, or acquisition and rehabilitation of permanent or transitional
rental housing, and the conversion of nonresidential structures to rental housing. Projects are
not eligible if construction has commenced as of the application date, or if they are
receiving 9% Federal low-income housing tax credits. MHP funds will be provided for post-
construction permanent financing only. Eligible costs include the cost of child care, after-
school care, and social service facilities integrally linked to the assisted housing units; real
property acquisition; refinancing to retain affordable rents; necessary on-site and off-
site improvements; reasonable fees and consulting costs; and capitalized reserves.

PREDEVELOPMENT LOAN PROGRAM (PDLP)
The PDLP provides predevelopment capital to finance the start of low-income housing
projects. Eligible activities include predevelopment costs of projects to construct,
rehabilitate, convert, or preserve assisted housing, including manufactured housing and
mobile home parks. Eligible costs include, but are not limited to, site control, site
acquisition for future low-income housing development, engineering studies, architectural
plans, application fees, legal services, permits, bonding, and site preparation. Priority will be
given to developments that are rural, located in the public transit corridors, or which
preserve and acquire existing government-assisted rental housing at risk of conversion to
market rents.

STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD NONPOINT SOURCE WATER POLLUTION CONTROL GRANTS
Established by the Federal Clean Water Act §319, these grants are for the implementation of
State nonpoint source (NPS) pollution control programs. Each State passes through a portion
of these funds to other entities for implementing specific NPS management practices. State
water quality agencies are the lead agencies for these grant programs.

WORKFORCE HOUSING REWARD PROGRAM
This program provides financial incentives to cities and counties that issue building permits
for new housing that is affordable to very-low or low-income households. Eligible activities
include construction or acquisition of capital assets such as traffic improvements,
neighborhood parks, bike paths, libraries, school facilities, play areas, community
centers, and police and fire stations.

CALIFORNIA INFRASTRUCTURE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BANK (CIEDB)
The CIEDB was created in 1994 to promote economic revitalization, enable future
development, and encourage a healthy climate for jobs in California. The CIEDB has broad
authority to issue tax-exempt and taxable revenue bonds, provide financing to public
agencies, provide credit enhancements, acquire or lease facilities, and leverage State and
Federal funds. The Infrastructure Bank’s current programs include the Infrastructure State
Revolving Fund (ISRF) Program and the Conduit Revenue Bond Program.




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CALIFORNIA POLLUTION CONTROL FINANCING AUTHORITY SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES LOAN AND GRANT
PROGRAM
The SCGL program has been designed to be flexible and encourage creativity. Funding will be
awarded to communities that wish to implement policies, programs, and projects using
sustainable development principles. All projects must encompass sustainable development
principles to be eligible for funding. Examples of eligible projects are: (1) Specific plans, or
portions of specific plans that direct the nature of development and revitalization within the
boundaries of a required general plan consistent with sustainable development principles. (2)
Alternative transportation studies, urban design studies, finance plans, redevelopment plans
and engineering studies that facilitate sustainable development. (3) Projects such as a
community center, park enhancements, or infrastructure improvements that are key
elements of a comprehensive community or neighborhood sustainable development plan. (4)
Funding for local communities to hire individuals at various stages of planning, depending on
the needs of the community. An example would be hiring a new staff member or consultant
to assist an individual community with the design and/or implementation of a particular plan
for development or revitalization using sustainable development principles. (5) Funding for
communities to hire technical experts to identify, assess, and complete applications for
State, Federal, and private economic assistance programs that fund sustainable development
and sound environmental policies and programs.

INTEGRATED WASTE MANAGEMENT BOARD SUSTAINABLE BUILDING GRANTS
These grants are available from the California Integrated Waste Management Board to
provide local public funding for projects that advance the use of green building design and
construction practices. There are no matching requirements, and the amount available has
ranged from $50,000 to $100,000. It is recommended that these grants be studied closely for
their potential to undertake smaller building and retrofitting projects in Perris.

SAFE DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND
This low-interest loan program was established by the 1996 Safe Drinking Water
Amendments. U.S. EPA provides funds to each State for establishing ongoing loan programs.
The State administers the State Revolving Fund (SRF) and makes loans to drinking water
systems for projects that will ensure that drinking water remains safe and affordable. States
may also fund wellhead and source water protection projects.

SOLID WASTE ASSISTANCE FUNDS
These grants fund program development or pilot projects that promote waste reduction,
recycled-content products, or markets for recycled materials, or assist in the development of
solid waste management plans and the clean-up of open dumps. They incorporate EPA
initiatives and priorities with source reduction, product stewardship, reuse,
recycling, composting, and/or recycled product procurement projects and stimulate the
market for difficult-to-recycle materials such as tires, construction/demolition debris, green
waste and electronics.

TRADE AND COMMERCE AGENCY RENEWABLE ENERGY LOAN GUARANTEE PROGRAM
This is a loan guarantee program provided by the California Trade and Commerce Agency.
The loan guarantees are available to businesses that need financial assistance to purchase
and install renewable energy systems.



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WATER QUALITY 104(B)(3) GRANTS
These grants to support critical National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
water-quality-related projects.

WATER QUALITY ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING
These grants established by the federal Clean Water Act §205/§604, will fund water quality
assessment and planning projects that will lead to implementable actions that promote
healthy aquatic ecosystems. Projects that foster local watershed management efforts to
protect and enhance aquatic environmental conditions. Projects that result in total maximum
daily load calculations for impaired waters on the State Clean Water Act Section 303(d) list.

CALTRANS TRANSPORTATION PLANNING GRANT PROGRAM
Caltrans offers a number of grant programs to fund studies or projects to improve mobility
and lead to the planning, programming, and implementation of transportation improvement
project.

INFILL INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT PROGRAM (IIF)
The purpose of the program is to assist in the new construction and rehabilitation of
infrastructure that supports higher-density affordable and mixed-income housing in locations
designated as infill. Eligible activities include new construction, rehabilitation, and
acquisition of infrastructure required as a condition of or approved in connection with
approval of Qualifying Infill Projects or Qualifying Infill Areas. Eligible applicants include for
profit, and non-profit housing developers, localities, public housing authorities, and
redevelopment agencies.

TOD HOUSING PROGRAM
The purpose of the TOD Housing Program is to stimulate the production of housing
developments located near transit stations that include affordable units and increase public
transit ridership and minimize automobile trips. Starting in 2007, a total of $285 million will
be made available over approximately three years. Under the program, low-interest loans are
available as gap financing for rental housing development that include affordable units, and
as mortgage assistance for homeownership developments. In addition, grants are available
to cities, counties, and transit agencies for infrastructure improvements necessary for the
development of specified housing development, or to facilitate connections between the
development and the transit station.

                                       Local and Regional

CITY GENERAL FUND
The City’s General Fund is used to support ongoing City operations and services, including
general government operations, development services, public safety and community services.
Primary revenue sources for the General Fund are property taxes, sales taxes, and
intergovernmental revenues. It is not uncommon for cities that are seeking to improve their
community to commit a certain amount of the General Fund to the effort over a period of
years. Improvements and ongoing projects or programs should have general community-wide
benefits.




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REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY (RDA) TAX INCREMENT AND HOUSING SET-ASIDE
Downtown is located within the boundaries of City Redevelopment Area, and redevelopment
funds could be used for land banking, public capital improvements, or other projects or
purposes that would support implementation of the Plan. The future generation of a new tax
increment in the redevelopment project area is also a possibility. State redevelopment law
requires that the redevelopment agency set aside 20 percent of any property tax increment
revenues for low- and moderate-income housing needs.

GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS (G.O. BONDS)
G.O. bonds may be used to acquire, construct, and improve public capital facilities and real
property; however, they may not be used to finance equipment purchases, or pay for
operations and maintenance. G.O. Bonds must be approved by two-thirds of the voters
throughout the issuer’s jurisdiction in advance of their issuance and typically require the
issuing jurisdiction to levy a uniform ad valorem (property value) property tax on all taxable
properties to repay the annual debt service.

REVENUE BONDS
This type of debt is undertaken to fund projects whose payback is tied to specific revenue
streams. This form of debt does not require a public vote. Common uses of fund projects
whose funds are housing and social services.

DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAMS
Incentive programs are created to encourage the private sector to provide the desired public
improvement.

BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AREAS (BIAS)
BIAs are self-taxing business districts. BIAs include Business Improvement Districts (BIDs),
Local Improvement Districts (LIDs), and other such financial districts. Business and/or
property owners pay for capital improvements, maintenance, marketing, parking, and other
items as jointly agreed to through systematic, periodic self-assessment. Downtown Perris has
in place a Transit-Based BID, it is recommended that a Property-Based BID be established in
the near term. Districts can undertake a wide variety of programs, including, but not limited
to, the following:

• Fountains, benches, and trash receptacles and integrated signing
• Street lighting
• Security services that are supplemental to those normally provided by the municipality.
• Special cleaning operations, graffiti removal, and waste management
• Decorations and public art
• Promotions of public events that benefit the area
• Furnishing music to any public place in the area
• Promotion of tourism within the area (only businesses benefiting from tourist visits can be
  assessed for this type of benefit)
• Any other activities that benefit businesses located in the area




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LANDSCAPE AND LIGHTING MAINTENANCE DISTRICT (LMDS)
The Landscaping and Lighting Act of 1972 enables assessments to be imposed to finance the
maintenance and servicing of landscaping, street lighting facilities, ornamental structures,
and park and recreational improvements.

SPECIAL BENEFIT ASSESSMENTS
Special Benefit Assessment Districts (ADs) are formed to finance specific improvements for
the benefit of a specific area by levying an annual assessment on all property owners in the
district. Each parcel of property within an AD is assessed a portion of the costs of the public
improvements to be financed by the AD, based on the proportion of benefit received by that
parcel. The amount of the assessment is strictly limited to an amount that recovers the cost
of the “special benefit” provided to the property. Traditionally, improvements to be
financed using an AD include, but are not limited to, streets and roads, water, sewer, flood
control facilities, utility lines and landscaping. A detailed report prepared by a qualified
engineer is required and must demonstrate that the assessment amount is of special benefit
to the parcel upon which the assessment is levied. Prior to creating an assessment district,
the City, county or special district must hold a public hearing and receive approval from a
majority of the affected property owners casting a ballot. Ballots are weighted according
to the proportional financial obligation of the affected property. There are many assessment
acts that govern the formation of assessment districts, such as the Improvement Act of 1911,
Municipal Improvement Act of 1913, Improvement Bond Act of 1915, and the Benefit
Assessment Act of 1982, as well as other specific facility improvement acts.

DEVELOPMENT IMPACT FEES
Dedications of land and impact fees are exactions that lessen the impacts of new
development resulting from increased population or demand on services. The City’s current
development impact fees could help to offset costs of public improvements, architectural
review, etc.

IN-LIEU PARKING FEE
The use of a parking in-lieu fee to construct and fund common parking facilities serving the
commercial businesses has been used successfully in other downtown revitalizations.
Potential funding sources range from in-lieu fees for spaces to parking revenues from
monthly parking and short-term parking fees. The city will need secure, accessible, well-
signed and reasonably priced off-street parking, in addition to on-street parking, as the Plan
is realized and Downtown reaches its full potential.

                                    Private and Nonprofit

PRIVATE DONATIONS
Private donations for a variety of different types of projects are generally available from
foundations, institutions, and corporations that have major interests in these areas.
Information about grants is available online, in libraries and from nonprofit support
organizations like the Center for Nonprofit Management in Los Angeles.




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DONOR PROGRAMS
Some of the proposed Specific Plan improvements may lend themselves to a public campaign
for donor gifts. Donor programs have been used very successfully in many cities to provide
funds for streetscape and community design elements. Such programs can be tailored to
solicit contributions from individuals, corporations, local businesses, and community and
business associations. Many improvements could be funded by donor gifts for items such as
benches, trash receptacles, street trees, street tree grates, public art elements, and
information kiosks. Donors could be acknowledged with a plaque on the element itself or
other prominent display, such as a “wall of fame” with donor names. This type of program
could be spearheaded by an active downtown management program, and could draw from
the wider community of businesses and residents.




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                                                         Table 6-2: Implementation Matrix

                                                                                             Leaders &
                                                                                               Team
Project/Program/Action Step                                                      Timeline    Members               Potential Funding Sources
1. ORGANIZATION
A. Implement the Façade Rehabilitation Program                                   ST         C               City

i.   Adopt the Façade Rehabilitation Guidelines                                  ST         C               Redevelopment Funds

ii. Develop Rehabilitation Program                                               ST         C               Redevelopment Funds, City

iii. Implement the Façade Rehabilitation Program                                 ST         C, B, P, DT     Redevelopment Funds, City

B. Initiate the Downtown Perris Plan                                             ST         C

i.   Adopt the Downtown Perris Plan                                              ST         C

ii. Reproduce and Distribute the Downtown Plan and Vision Poster                 ST         C               City

iii. Implement a Project Now!                                                    ST         C, DT, B, P
C. Establish a Downtown Steering Committee                                       ST         C, B, P, R
                                                                                            DT, C, CH, B,
i.   Adopt the Main Street Four-Point Approach                                   ST
                                                                                            P, R
                                                                                            DT, C, CH, P,
ii. Provide Technical Assistance to Help Solidify New Organizational Structure   ST                         CDBG, Redevelopment Funds, Grants
                                                                                            B
                                                                                            DT, C, CH, P,
iii. Expand Knowledge of Downtown Development and Management                     ST                         City, Redevelopment Funds
                                                                                            B
iv. Expand Funding/Apply for grants/ Form a BID (i.e. Downtown membership                   DT, C, CH, P,
                                                                                 ST-LT                      Redevelopment Funds, CDBG
    program, BID Assessment)                                                                B
                                                                                            DT, C, CH, P,
v. Strengthen Communication                                                      On-going
                                                                                            B, R

2. DOWNTOWN PLANNING & DESIGN RECOMMENDATIONS
A. Implement Sustainable Development Strategies
                                                                                            C, CALTRANS,
i.   Implement the Downtown Perris Regulating Code                               ST
                                                                                            EMWD



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                                                                                                Leaders &
                                                                                                  Team
Project/Program/Action Step                                                         Timeline    Members         Potential Funding Sources
ii.   Implement the Downtown Perris Design Guidelines                               ST         C, DT, CH

iii. Continue to Refine and Adopt Amendments to the Specific Plan to Encourage
                                                                                    On-going   C
     Quality Development

B. Improve Infrastructure

i.    Develop Infrastructure Master Plans and Phasing Strategy                      ST-LT      C
                                                                                                            Federal/State Funds, Redevelopment
ii. Design and Build D Street Streetscape Improvements to 10th Street               ST-MT      C            Funds, G.O Bonds, Development Impact
                                                                                                            Fees
                                                                                                            Federal/State Funds, Redevelopment
iii. Design and Build Perris Boulevard Streetscape Improvements to Ellis Avenue     ST-MT      C            Funds, G.O Bonds, Development Impact
                                                                                                            Fees
iv. Implement Needed Infrastructure Improvements
                                                                                                            Federal/State Funds, Redevelopment
a. Sewer                                                                            MT-LT      C, EMWD      Funds, G.O Bonds, Development Impact
                                                                                                            Fees
                                                                                                            Federal/State Funds, Redevelopment
b. Water                                                                            MT-LT      C, EMWD      Funds, G.O Bonds, Development Impact
                                                                                                            Fees
                                                                                                            Federal/State Funds, Redevelopment
c.    Stormwater                                                                    MT-LT      C            Funds, G.O Bonds, Development Impact
                                                                                                            Fees
v. Develop and Implement a Long-Term Maintenance Plan for Downtown                  MT-LT      C

vi. Design and Build Key Local Street Connections

a. Prepare Feasibility Study for Roundabouts at key locations (10th and D Street)   MT-LT      C            Redevelopment Funds, G.O Bonds,
                                                                                                            State, Redevelopment Funds, G.O Bonds,
b. Design and Build Bike Boulevards within the Downtown                             MT-LT      C
                                                                                                            Development Impact Fees
C. Provide Convenient and Efficient Parking
i.    Evaluate Parking Regulations and Develop Comprehensive Parking Management
                                                                                    MT-LT      C, RCTC
      System




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                                                                                                    Leaders &
                                                                                                      Team
Project/Program/Action Step                                                             Timeline    Members              Potential Funding Sources
                                                                   th
ii. Introduce Parallel On-Street Parking Along D Street south of 6 Street               ST-MT      C
D. Enhance Off-Street Parking
                                                                                                                  State, Redevelopment Funds, G.O Bonds,
i.   Improve Small Parking Lots Behind Businesses Along D Street                        MT-LT      C, DT
                                                                                                                  Development Impact Fees
ii. Enhance Rear Building Facades Adjacent to Improved Parking Lots                     MT-LT      C, DT, H       Redevelopment Funds, CDBG

E. Pursue Additional Parking Related Strategies

i.   Develop and Install Public Parking Signage Program Throughout the Downtown         MT-LT      C, DT          BID Assessment
F. Enhance Environment for Pedestrian, Bicyclists & Transit

i.   Design and Install Streetscape Improvements Along D Street                         ST-MT      C, DT          Redevelopment Funds, CDBG
a. Widen Sidewalks to Allow for Outdoor Dining, Pedestrian Amenities,
                                                                                        ST         C, DT          Redevelopment Funds, CDBG
   Landscaping along D Street.
ii. Create New Pedestrian Connections Using Paseos, Alley Enhancements, and
                                                                                        ST-MT      C              Redevelopment Funds, CDBG
    Enhanced Paving.
a. Enhance Pedestrian Access From Parking Lots Behind D Street.                         ST-MT      C              Redevelopment Funds, CDBG
b. Enhance Paving at the Intersection of 2nd Street and D Street to MetroLink
                                                                                        MT-LT      C              Redevelopment Funds, CDBG
   Station.
c.   Design and Install Enhanced Paving Design at the Intersection of 10thStreet and
                                                                                        MT-LT      C              Redevelopment Funds, CDBG
     D Street along the Proposed Community Park.
d. Create Bump-Outs to Facilitate Pedestrian Crossings                                  MT-LT      C              Redevelopment Funds, CDBG
                                                                                                   C, CO, RCTC,
iii. Explore the Feasibility of a Pedestrian Trail Adjacent to the Rail Right-Of-Way.   MT-LT                     City
                                                                                                   OERM
                                                                    nd
iv. Work With RCTC to Provide Safe Pedestrian Rail Crossings at 2        Street, D
                                                                                        MT-LT      C, RCTC,OERM   City, Redevelopment, Federal
    Street, and 7th Street.
v. Design and Install Bike Boulevards Along 2nd Street, G Street, 7th Street, and B
                                                                                        ST-MT      C              City, Redevelopment Funds, G.O. Bonds
   Street.
vi. Work with City Transportation Department to Coordinate Signals to Facilitate
                                                                                        ST-MT      C, DT
    Walkability of the Downtown Area.




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                                                                                               Leaders &
                                                                                                 Team
Project/Program/Action Step                                                        Timeline    Members             Potential Funding Sources
vii. Work with Tree People to Plant Trees within Downtown Through the Growing
                                                                                   ST-LT      C, Tree People   Donor Program
     Green Program.

viii. Seek New Transit-Oriented Development Along 2nd Street and D Street          MT-LT      C, DT, CH,

G. Continue and expand sustainable Downtown incentives
i.   Educate Business, Property, and Homeowners About Existing Local, State, and
                                                                                   On-going   DT, C
     National Incentives
ii. Provide incentives for incorporating LEED (Leadership in Energy and
                                                                                   ST-LT      DT, C            Federal and State, Redevelopment Funds
    Environmental Design)for new construction and building renovations
H. Increase Opportunities For Community Events
                                                                                                               Federal and State Funds, Redevelopment
i.   Develop Public Plazas and Parks                                               MT-LT      C, DT, CH, Y     Funds, G.O. Bonds, Development Impacts
                                                                                                               Fees
                                                                                                               Federal and State Funds, Redevelopment
a. Transit Plaza Adjacent to the Metrolink Station at 2nd Street and D Street      MT-LT      C, DT, CH, Y     Funds, G.O. Bonds, Development Impacts
                                                                                                               Fees
                                                                                                               Federal and State Funds, Redevelopment
b. Public Plaza area along D Street South of 7TH Street                            MT-LT      C, DT, CH, Y     Funds, G.O. Bonds, Development Impacts
                                                                                                               Fees
                                                                                                               Federal and State Funds, Redevelopment
c.   Community Park at 10th Street and D Street within the Mercado.                LT         C, DT, CH, Y     Funds, G.O. Bonds, Development Impacts
                                                                                                               Fees
ii. Create New Spaces to Accommodate Cultural Arts
                                                                                              C, DT, CH, Y,
a. Outdoor Amphitheater in the Mercado                                             MT-LT                       Grants, Donor Program
                                                                                              PD, E
b. Community Garden in Mercado                                                     MT-LT      C, DT, CH, Y     Grants, Donor Program, BID Assessment

iii. Encourage Arts Activities
                                                                                              C, DT, CH, Y,
a. Incorporate Local Artisan-Based In Mercado                                      MT-LT                       Grants, Donor Program
                                                                                              PD, E
b. Develop Youth Art Activities in the Downtown                                    MT-LT      C, DT, CH, Y     Grants, Donor Program




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                                                                                               Leaders &
                                                                                                 Team
Project/Program/Action Step                                                        Timeline    Members              Potential Funding Sources
G. Develop a Comprehensive Wayfinding System

i.   Size, Locate, and Color Wayfinding Signage                                    MT-LT      C, DT             City, General Fund, BID Assessment

ii. Design Pedestrian and Bicyclist Wayfinding Appropriately                       MT-LT      C, DT             City, General Fund, BID Assessment

iii. Reinforce Downtown Identity Through Banners                                   MT-LT      C, DT             City, General Fund, BID Assessment

3. BRANDING & IMAGE
A. Keep Downtown Clean
                                                                                              DT, P, B, C,
i.   Conduct Quarterly Walk Around in Downtown                                     ST         PD,COM, Y, H,
                                                                                              ART, M
                                                                                              DT, P, B, Y, C,
ii. Hold a Downtown Perris Clean-up Event                                          ST                           Donations, Sponsorships
                                                                                              COM,
                                                                                              DT, P, B, C,
                                                                                                                Donations, Sponsorships, Beautification
iii. Adopt a Planter Program                                                       ST         local garden
                                                                                                                Grant
                                                                                              club, Y
iv. Develop a “Clean and Safe” Bulletin                                            On-going   C, DT             Sponsorships

B. Improve the Presentation of Empty Storefronts
                                                                                              C, DT, P,
i.   Work with Property Owners to Encourage Them to Clean Up Their Storefronts     ST-MT
                                                                                              SBDC, CH
ii. Work with Property Owners to Ensure that Contact Information Regarding
                                                                                   ST         DT, P, EC, CH     Property Owners, Economic Development
    Availability of Their Building is Accurate and Posted

                                                                                              DT, B, P, C,
iii. Adopt a Window Program                                                        ST                           Sponsorship, Redevelopment Funds
                                                                                              CH
C. Work with Businesses to Improve Their Overall Physical Presentation

i.   Develop and distribute to all Downtown businesses a 12-month window display              DT, B, CH,        Redevelopment Funds, Downtown
                                                                                   ST
     calendar                                                                                 SBDC, C           Membership Fees, Sponsorships
                                                                                   ST/        DT, B, SBDC,
ii. Offer Visual Merchandising Assistance                                                                       Redevelopment Funds, Grant, Sponsorships
                                                                                   on-going   CC, C



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                                                                                             Leaders &
                                                                                               Team
Project/Program/Action Step                                                      Timeline    Members                Potential Funding Sources

iii. Rear Entrance Demonstration Project                                         ST         C, DT, P, B, H   Redevelopment, City

D. Create Positive Media Stores to Enhance Downtown’s Image and Support it’s
   Brand.

                                                                                            DT, CH, C, M,
i.   Distribute Regular Press Releases About Downtown                            On-going
                                                                                            H
                                                                                                             Individual Businesses, Organizations,
ii. Bi-yearly Media Tab Specific for Downtown Perris                             ST         DT, M, CH
                                                                                                             Sponsorships, Chamber

iii. “All Aboard! Destination Downtown Perris” Weekly Column and Radio Spot      ST         DT, C, CH, M

                                                                                                             Redevelopment Funds, BID Assessment,
E. Develop a Logo and Slogan to Initiate the Re-brand Process                    ST         DT, C, B, CH
                                                                                                             Sponsorships, Advertising

F. Implement Several Smaller Scale Promotions or Events that Piggyback on the               DT, C, OERM,     City, Sponsorships, Downtown Membership
                                                                                 ST-MT
   City’s and Orange Empire Railway Museum’s Calendar of Events.                            B, CH            Fees

                                                                                            DT, C, B,        Redevelopment Funds, BID Assessment,
G. Establish a Downtown Signature Event                                          MT
                                                                                            CH,COM, E        Sponsorships, Grants, Donor Program
                                                                                                             Redevelopment Funds, Sponsorships,
H. Establish a Downtown Farmer’s Market                                          ST         DT, C,
                                                                                                             Grant, Donor Program,
I.   Use Downtown as a Stage for Community Events                                On-going   C, DT, COM
                                                                                                             Sponsorships, Advertising, City,
J. Produce One Printed Marketing Collateral to Promote Downtown                  ST         DT, C, CH, B     Redevelopment, Downtown Membership
                                                                                                             Fee
K. Enhance the City’s or Chamber’s Website to Better Represent Downtown
                                                                                 ST         C, CH, DT        City
   Perris

L. Develop a Series of Promotional and Advertising Venues Targeted Directly to
   Reach the New Residents Moving into the Area
i.   Bi-yearly Direct Mail Piece                                                 ST         DT, C, CH        Downtown Membership Fees, Sponsorship,




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                                                                                                 Leaders &
                                                                                                   Team
Project/Program/Action Step                                                          Timeline    Members              Potential Funding Sources
                                                                                                                 Downtown Membership Fees, Sponsorship,
ii. Host a “Walk-A-Bout” Event                                                       ST         DT, C, CH
                                                                                                                 Advertising
                                                                                                                 Downtown Membership Fees, Sponsorship,
iii. Develop a “move-in” Coupon Book                                                 ST         DT, C, CH, B
                                                                                                                 Advertising
                                                                                                DT, B, ART, E,   Sponsorships, Individual Businesses, Media
iv. Quarterly Cluster Advertising Program                                            On-going
                                                                                                M                Match
M. Expand Hours that Downtown is Open                                                ST         DT, B            Individual Businesses
N. Showcase the History and Cultural Diversity of Downtown Perris to Foster
   Cultural and Heritage Tourism
i.   Create a Self-Guided Walking Tour Collateral                                    ST         H, DT            Redevelopment Funds, Sponsorship

ii. Historical Plaques                                                               MT         H, DT, OERM      Sponsorships, Grants

iii. Murals                                                                          MT         H, DT, ART       Grant, Redevelopment Funds
iv. Outreach to Schools and Community                                                ST         H, DT,
O. Create a “Visitor Center” Location in Downtown                                    ST         DT, C, CH, H     Sponsorships

4. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
A. Strengthen the Existing Business Base through an Active Retention Program

i.   Foster Consistent Dialog with the Downtown Business to Assess Their Needs and              BD, C, CH,
                                                                                     ST
     Issues                                                                                     SBDC
                                                                                                BD, C, CH,       CDBC, SBDC/CC, Chamber, Sponsorship,
ii. Conduct Small Business Assistance and Education                                  ST
                                                                                                SBDC, F          City
B. Implement a Grass Root Recruitment Strategy Targeted at Attracting Business
   Appropriate for the Downtown
                                                                                                C, SBDC, P,
i.   Form a Business Development Task Force                                          ST
                                                                                                RE, CO
ii. Create a Business Development Marketing Piece                                    ST         BD, C, CH        City Economic Development Grant




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                                                                                                Leaders &
                                                                                                  Team
Project/Program/Action Step                                                       Timeline      Members               Potential Funding Sources
iii. Develop a New Business Welcome Start-Up Kit                                  ST           BD              City Economic Development Grant

iv. Develop an Incentives Program Specific for Downtown                           LT           C, BD           City, CDBG, Financial Institutions

v. Promote Vacancies/Opportunities                                                On-going     C, BD, RE, P    City

C. Implement an Outreach Program with Property Owners
i.   Maintain an Accurate Database of all Downtown Property Owners                ST           BD, C, CH       Economic Development
ii. Create a Property Owner Page on the Downtown Webpage                          ST           C
iii. Host a Downtown Property Owner Brown Bag Lunch                               ST           BD, C, CH, P    Sponsorship, Advertising

iv. Implement a Formal Recognition Program to Honor Improvements being made                                    Sponsorship, Economic Development,
                                                                                  ST           BD, C, P
    by Property Owners                                                                                         Financial Institutions


LEGEND
Timeline: ST = 0-2 year, MT = 2-3 years, LT = 3 or more years
Leaders/Team Members: C = City of Perris, P = Property Owners, B = Business Owners, R = Residents, DT = Downtown Committee, PD = Police Department, Y =
Youth, CH = Chamber, EC = Economic Development, CC = College, M = Media, OERM = Orange Empire Railway Museum, ART = Arts and Cultural Organizations, E =
Entertainment Venues, H = Historical and Cultural Organizations, BD = Business Development Task Force, SBDC = Small Business Development Center, CO =
County, RE = Real Estate Professionals, COM = Community-Based Organizations, F = Financial Institutions




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