Eichlers

Thanks to the efforts of Eichler residents, the three Eichler Tracts in Orange (Fairhaven, Fairhills, and Fairmeadow) have been identified as potential historic districts. In response to residents' enthusiasm for their homes, we are working on local historic district designation and design standards for these unique neighborhoods. 

Eichler Homes Historic Survey Map

After more than six months of input from residents, the historic district designation and design standards for the Eichler tracts are going to public hearings for approval this fall. Thank you to all Eichler residents for your engagement in this effort.

Schedule for Historic District Designation Public Hearings

Meetings are open to all members of the public, and Eichler residents are encouraged to attend. Your voice is critical for decision makers to hear at these meetings.

Design Review Committee Meeting
Recommendation on Orange Eichler Design Standards
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.
Orange Civic Center, Weimer Room

The Design Review Committee will make a recommendation on adoption of the final public review draft of the Orange Eichler Design Standards:

Final Public Review Draft Orange Eichler Design Standards - September 10, 2018

Final Public Review Draft Orange Eichler Design Standards Comment Log

Planning Commission Hearing
Recommendation to City Council on Historic District Designation
Monday, October 15, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Orange Civic Center, Council Chambers 

City Council Hearing
Final Determination on Historic District Designation
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
Orange Civic Center, Council Chambers

Agendas and staff reports will be published in the Agenda Center
in advance of the meetings. Property owners will receive public hearing notices prior to Planning Commission and City Council hearings. 

Orange Eichler Design Standards Timeline

The first public review draft of the Orange Eichler Design Standards was released on July 12, 2018. We held one community workshop and one study session with the Design Review Committee on the first draft and received many comments on the draft from Eichler residents. Thank you to the homeowners who reached out to us with your input.

Based on this feedback, we made change to draft and released a second version on August 17, 2018. We held a second Design Review Committee study session on August 29, 2018. The final public review draft of the Orange Eichler Design Standards is based on nearly two months of input from the Design Review Committee and residents.

Previous Drafts



Second Public Review Draft Orange Eichler Design Standards - August 17, 2018

Orange Eichler Design Standards 1st Comment Log - August 17, 2018

First Public Review Draft Orange Eichler Design Standards - July 12, 2018