Lake County is located in northwestern California approximately 100 miles north of San Francisco.  It has a population of approximately 65,000 people primarily in the county’s two incorporated cities: Lakeport and Clearlake.  Following a General Plan update, the county’s zoning ordinance was in need of revisions.

Matrix Design Group worked with Lake County to reformat the zoning ordinance into a user-friendly document, recommend solutions to sections of the ordinance in need of revision, and develop standards for downtown mixed-use development.  The key issues included in the Zoning Ordinance revision were permitting efficiency, smart growth initiatives, tourism, and scenic resources.  The final product was brought about through an extensive public involvement process involving local community members and stakeholders.

Services Included:

  • Zoning  
  • Community Planning
  • Smart Growth
  • Public Involvement