The Design + Preservation functions complement each other in support of the departmental mission to deliver a safe, beautiful and sustainable built environment, fostering pride, economic stability and an improved quality of life for all. The Design Studio develops illustrative graphics, design guidelines, architectural/development concepts and other products utilizing appropriate methodology and technology to foster a better architectural and living environment in Tempe.
Design + Placemaking Guidelines
Mill + Lake District Placemaking Guidelines
Streetscape Principles + Guidelines [41 pgs.]
3 Decades of Development
Community Design Principles [21 pgs.]
Urban Open Space Plan
Urban Open Space Plan - Full Report [136 pgs.]
Executive Summary [13 pgs.]
Codes + Plans
Zoning + Development Code
General Plan 2030
General Plan 2040
Architecture + Design in Tempe
Tempe is home to a variety of architectural styles. Here are but a few examples: http://www.tempetourism.com/get-to-know-tempe/architecture-in-tempe.aspx
Please visit the Tempe Historic Preservation website at www.tempe.gov/historicpres for a complete menu of programs and services.