As part of the General Plan update process, the City Council of Beverly Hills created a Community Character Committee to consider how character might be protected and to consider how different future scenarios for the City would impact character.
As part of the General Plan update process, the City Council created a Community Character Committee to consider how character might be protected and scenarios for the future of the City. The process was carried out with the overall goal of informing and directing future development.
The Committee considered three main areas: Character Defining Elements of Streetscapes, Historic Preservation, and Gateways. The Committee’s work was guided by three main goals: enhancing the quality of life by creating and sustaining attractive buildings and open spaces, walkable areas, outstanding community facilities, and cultural opportunities; maintaining and encouraging commercial development that is compatible with residential neighborhoods; and maintaining urban design standards with respect to scale, materials and uses.
The process included:
As a component of the General Plan update, this Committee's work was completely funded by the City and mandated by the City Council.