• Objective Design Standards for 10 jurisdictions within Marin County (520 square miles) to deliver context-sensitive infill housing.

Objective Design Standards

Objective Design + Development Standards

Marin County, CA

Opticos Design is working with Marin County and 10 jurisdictions to develop Objective Design Standards for multifamily and mixed-use residential development. 

The project will provide zoning tools to deliver context-sensitive infill housing across a diverse range of communities. The toolkit will address the wide spectrum of physical characteristics found in these communities.

The Toolkit adapts existing multifamily and mixed-use residential zoning and design guidelines into form-based, objective design standards using a place-based approach to create standards that recognize the characteristics or ‘DNA” that make each local context and its architectural styles.