Development Code

On December 18th, 2019, the City Council adopted the Zoning Code. The zoning code became effective January 17, 2020. To view the code, follow the links provided below:

Final Adopted Versions of the Development Code

Interactive Online Versions

Encode is an online tool for viewing of the Development Code, which provides rollover/pop-up definitions, dynamic tables and hyperlinks, and search capabilities. 

City of Menifee Adopted Development Code - Online version (Encode)

Landscape Water Use Efficiency Requirements

Development Code PDF Versions

Design Guidelines

As part of the Comprehensive Development Code update, staff developed Design Guidelines that apply to single-family residential, multi-family residential, commercial and industrial projects, and to hillside development. The City's Design Guidelines were adopted by City Council on April 15, 2020. The Industrial Good Neighbor Policies (Appendix A) were approved by City Council on March 2, 2022. 

MultiFamily Objective Design Standards

Overview: The City of Menifee Multifamily Objective Design Standards were adopted by the City on April 6, 2022, to comply with California Senate Bill 35 as described below.  The standards provide direction to developers and property owners on the key design components to streamline the project approval process.  

Senate Bill (“SB”) 35 Government Code Section 65913.4 SB 35 requires cities and counties to streamline review and approval of eligible affordable housing projects through a ministerial process, exempting such projects from environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”).   This process does not allow public hearings to consider the merits of the project; rather only design review or public oversight of the development is allowed, which must be objective and strictly focused on assessing compliance with criteria required for streamlined projects as well as objective design review of the project (Section 65913.4(c)(1).

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