City of Coalinga Design Guidelines

Design guidelines are intended to provide design guidance to applicants for projects requiring design review approval, such as new commercial or residential subdivisions, the guidelines should also be used for all new development where applicable.


These guidelines assist applicants and the general public in the development process, provide land use information, and administer the zoning ordinance. Current Planning reviews all land use and development proposals for planning approval, and ensures compliance with zoning regulations and consistency with the General Plan, California Environmental Quality Act and other applicable local and state regulations. Proposals range from new construction to minor additions or exterior improvements for:

  • Commercial properties
  • Conditional Uses
  • Industrial and residential properties
  • Land annexations
  • Land divisions
  • Signs
  • Zone changes


View the General Commercial, Residential and Multi-Family Design Guidelines (PDF)

View the Downtown Design Guidelines (PDF)