Michael Baker’s Menifee Comprehensive Plan Development Code Update received APA Inland Empire Section’s top award in its Best Practices category.
On December 4, 2019, the City of Menifee achieved a signature milestone by adopting its first comprehensive zoning, subdivision and grading ordinances, otherwise known as the Menifee Comprehensive Development Code Update.
The Michael Baker team worked closely with the City of Menifee in a highly organized, intensive, efficient and effective 22-month process that met and exceeded the City’s goals and expectations. The resulting Comprehensive Development Code serves as a model of implementation and transferability, effective and meaningful community and stakeholder participation, and useful originality and innovation.
The first major legislative implementation of Menifee’s first General Plan, which was adopted in 2013, the updated Development Code is:
- User-friendly and easy to navigate, including improved access enhanced user features through the use of a customized online zoning code management and navigation tool;
- Streamlined and defined the development review process providing predictability for the public, applicants, City staff, and decision-makers; and,
- Current and compliant with many recent State legislative changes.