Development Codes


The Zoning Code, and accompanying documents, are tools the City uses to implement its General Plan.  These development codes establish basic regulations applicable to each zone and land use to ensure an appropriate distribution of land uses, and orderly development of the City.  Click on the links below to access the various citywide development codes.

Zoning Code
Design Guidelines Manual
Handbook of Water Efficiency Landscape Measures
Midway City Sanitary District Solid Waste and Recycling Standards
Accessory Dwelling Unit - Ordinance No. 2549


A specific plan is a tool a city may use to implement the goals, objectives, and policies of its General Plan.  Similar to a Zoning Code, such plan will contain detailed standards, distribution of land uses, infrastructure requirements, and implementation measures for orderly development of the City.  However, unlike a citywide Zoning Code a specific plan is intended for a specific geographic area.  This allows for greater flexibility and provides an opportunity to focus regulations and standards on the goals of this specific area. 

The Moran Street Specific Plan was approved by the City Council in March 2012. The Bolsa Row Specific Plan was approved in June 2018. Pursuant to the General Plan, six more are expected to be developed over time.

Moran Street Specific Plan

Bolsa Row Specific Plan