Alta led the development of a Downtown Specific Plan and Mixed-Use Overlay that establishes a framework for guiding the growth, function, and aesthetic of Bishop’s city center.

Alta completed this work, and the associated CEQA analysis to create wholistic guidance for creating a vibrant pedestrian-friendly environment in the downtown area while also maintaining the City’s distinct small-town character at the eastern edge of the Sierra Mountains.

The Plan and Overlay were created through a collaborative process with city officials and staff, stakeholders, and residents. This work establishes development regulations, design guidelines for buildings and signage, mobility recommendations, and implementation strategies. These components will help Bishop meet the vision shared by these partners for growth management, housing, mobility enhancements, and a cohesive downtown corridor.