Community Design Element
Only areas below are considered part of the General Plan.
The City of Menifee is visually defined by both its natural and built environments. As the city continues to grow, special attention must be paid to shaping the city's collective image while maintaining and improving the quality and character of its existing neighborhoods. The focus of this element is on strengthening the city's community design identity-the collection of gateways, neighborhoods, corridors, development, rural areas, activity centers, and design amenities that compose the city's image. These features are a foundation for achieving the design objectives established by the city.
Menifee largely consists of a collection of distinctive communities, originally established prior to incorporation; it is important to maintain the unique character of these areas while developing or enhancing features that create a cohesive city image. The objectives of this element are to:
Purpose of Element
According to state law, a community design element is not mandatory but the Government Code authorizes cities and counties to adopt additional elements as deemed relevant and necessary. The City of Menifee's Community Design Element is intended to enhance the current community identity through the identification of design techniques, guidelines, and features that will enhance the visual character of the city and its neighborhoods. It serves as a practical guide to city leaders, developers, business owners, and residents as they provide direction to implement new projects in Menifee and is intended to stimulate design creativity in the city.
All General Plan elements, whether they are mandatory or optional, must be consistent with 1 another. Building upon the Land Use Element, the Community Design Element focuses more specifically on the image, character, and form of the built environment. It also supports the goals and policies in the Circulation Element related to Scenic Highway Corridors and the preservation of natural landforms discussed in the Open Space and Conservation Element.
Click on the goal links below to see the policies that are associated with the individual goals identified in this element. Readers should also refer to the Implementation Actions for additional items that must be undertaken by the city to achieve the goals and policies for this element.
General Plan Exhibits
For detailed information related to community design, please refer to the following reference materials.