Design Guidelines

We are currently working to create a comprehensive Design Guidelines booklet to assist in creative solutions to downtown design while focusing on good design principles and a respect for the character that is unique to Downtown Clawson.

The new guidelines will be a reference guide to support the Downtown Clawson Visioning Report (2014), Downtown Master Plan (2015) and the *City of Clawson Ordinances.

As a community member of the Main Street program, a National Historic Trust program for downtown revitalization, we follow the Sectretary of the Interiors Standards for Historic Preservation when creating our Design Guidelines and Business Assistance Grant Program.
Secretary of the Interior Standards for Historic Preservation

*Ordinances changes to match the ordinances to the new master plan are in the process of adoption. The Planning Commission voted unanimously to send the ordinance updates to City Council for adoption.
Zoning Ordinance Updates as sent to Council for adoption

Please contact Joan Horton, DDA Director, if you have questions regarding guidelines. The DDA director and Design Committee team stand ready to help.