Design Guidelines

Design Guidelines

  • Active DesignLearn about active design guidelines for creating healtheir buildings, streets, and spaces.
  • Affordable HousingLearn about a new coordinated review process and some of the best recent affordable housing built.
  • Building and Land Development Services (BLDS)Access architectural, engineering, environmental, cost valuation, and construction support services.
  • New Construction DesignReview guidelines for multifamily new construction and senior housing.
  • Passive HouseLearn about Passive House standards and HPD's featured Passive House projects.
  • Preservation DesignReview specifications for architects, engineers, and contractors working on HPD rehabs.
  • ResiliencyStay up-to-date with changes to the Flood Insurance Rate Maps and related requirements.
  • Retail DesignFind practical recommendations for building functional, accessible, convenient, and cost-effective ground-floor retail space.
  • SustainabilityExplore the agency's featured high performance projects, sustainbility initiatives, and more.