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Free, Easy-to-Permit Landscape Design Templates for the Fire Rebuild

The Partnership has developed eight scalable landscape design templates for the fire rebuild. These free, front yard designs are scalable to fit landscaped areas up to 2,500 square feet, ready-to-permit, and in compliance with local Water Efficient Landscape Ordinances. The eight front yard plans are available in two of each of these styles:

  • Sonoma Native/Adaptive – an emphasis on native and fire safer plants
  • Sonoma Eco-Edible – a mix of edible and habitat plantings that maximize sustainability
  • Sonoma Contemporary – a modern, minimalistic and clean look that is easy to maintain
  • Sonoma Cottage – a Sonoma version of a cottage garden with natural materials and colorful plantings

The full-yard concepts show the interconnectedness of the back and side yards with the front yard, displaying optional features that you may choose to incorporate such as rain water catchment, graywater systems, rain gardens, swales and laundry to landscape systems. While these features add costs, they need to be considered during home design and construction. Additions like stubbing out a line for graywater or grading the yards for rain gardens and swales can be done for little or no additional cost during construction so that the features can be added later on when you are ready to tackle home improvement projects in the future. (Note: The full-yard concept plans are not intended to be used for planting or permit purposes.)

Native Adaptive – A
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Native Adaptive – B (Corner Lot)
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Sonoma Contemporary – A
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Sonoma Contemporary – B
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Sonoma Cottage – A
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Sonoma Cottage – B (Cul-de-sac Lot)
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Eco-Edible – A
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Eco-Edible – B
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  • All Eight Concept Plans  as one PDF file (3.7MB)
  • Sample Mark-Up of Template – The templates are not ready for submittal to the permitting agency until you mark them up with your site specific details and your material and design option selections. This sample mark-up provides an example of what that might look like. – PDF (6.3MB)
  • Reversed Driveway Planting Plans (L1.x) – Love a plan, but your driveway is on the other side of the house? Download the reversed driveway planting plans which are a mirror image each planting plan.

Plant Lists for Plant Substitutions

Plants in the landscape templates may be substituted using the following lists. Plants in the landscape templates are categorized either as low or medium water use. Use the appropriate plant list to substitute low or medium water use plants.

FAQ

The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page provides useful information, tips and resources to help you understand and use the templates, get help with customization and installation, and find more information on the permit process. – Last updated June 21, 2018

Historical Project Information

Project Timeline and Downloadable Materials

  • Community Input Session #1 – March 28, 2018
  • Community Input Session #2 – April 5, 2018 – Presentation Slides (5MB PDF), Input Session FAQ (0.14MB PDF), Takeaway Card (1.7MB PDF)
  • Concept Plans – April 2018
  • Landscape Design Templates – May 30, 2018
  • Plant Lists for Plant Substitutions – May 30, 2018
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – June 1, 2018