LDC Update: Community Character

Banner Community Character

"Sedona will have a unique and distinctive image and identity."
     - Sedona Community Plan

 LDC Update
The Land Development Code (LDC) contributes to "Preserving Sedona's Community Character". The following are examples of how the LDC influences the built environment. Link to the LDC Update Project Page

Art

 
Public art is found throughout the city, in public right-of-ways and on private land. The LDC requires public art as an element of commercial development projects.
 Art on 179

"The Open Gate" by Reagan Word

Located in the SR 179 and Schnebly Hill Road roundabout.

 Art Mural

"Spark of Divinity" by El Mac, on the Whole Foods Building at 1420 W SR 89A

Community Gathering

 

Plazas and courtyards built into commercial developments provide seating, shade and an active and lively atmosphere.

 Community Ex1  
 Community Ex2  

Signs

 

Sedona's sense of place is enhanced with creative signs that are designed with textures, layering, shadows, natural materials, and appropriate colors. The LDC sets standards for sign colors, materials, and placement.

 Sign Ex1 The famous golden arches is a corporate brand, yet this is McDonald’s only teal arches in the world.
 Sign Ex2

"Attractively coordinated, well-designed signs enhance the image of businesses and the community".

- Sedona Design Review Manual, p. 60.

Lighting

 

Sedona values its dark skies, and was recently designated as an International Dark Sky Community. The City’s outdoor lighting ordinance is an element of the LDC that sets standards for lighting.

 Lighting Ex1 The amber colored street lights illuminate the sidewalks where the light is needed, minimizing light pollution.
 Lighting Ex2 This light fixture directs the light down - note the light bulb is not visible, which is indicative of a dark sky fixture.

Fences and Walls

 

To maintain a unique community character and protect scenic views there are standards for the design, height, materials, and colors of walls and fences.

 Fence Ex1 This fence is a creative work of art made with materials and colors that 'say' Sedona.
 Wall Ex1 The combination of the rock retaining wall and the plants helps to hide the road and blend the walls into the background.

Screening

 

Screening is used to minimize views of the built environment, whether it is to conceal cars and parking lots, a dumpster, mechanical equipment, or outdoor displays.

 Screening Ex1  
 Screening Ex1