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DP city logoBy Andrea Swayne

A four-day planning charrette aimed at creating a land use plan and zoning code for upcoming development in the Doheny Village downtown area, is set to begin on Tuesday, Sept. 8 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Capo Beach Church, 25975 Domingo Avenue in Capistrano Beach.

The community workshop is the first in a series of four meetings with Opticos Design, Inc., the firm hired by the city to provide form-based code for the long-awaited revitalization plan for the neighborhood. The charrette will include daily design studio sessions where immediate feedback from the public will be gathered by Opticos to be used in the creation of a new zoning code.

At the first meeting, Opticos will introduce the plan for the charrette and familiarize attendees with the “building form” first and “building use” second process of form-based code that will be used in the plan.

The charrette will continue on Sept. 9 and 10 with public open studio time and a daily progress report from Opticos. These sessions will also be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Capo Beach Church.

On Saturday, Sept. 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the same location, Opticos will give a final presentation. that will lead to the actual creation of the new code.

For more information, visit the city website at or contact Economic Development Manager Cindy Nelson at 949.248.3519 or


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