Eichlers

At the November 13, 2018 meeting, the City Council approved historic district designations for the three Orange Eichler tracts (Fairhaven, Fairhills, and Fairmeadow) and adopted the Orange Eichler Design Standards. The Council recognized the neighborhoods' significance for Mid-Century Modern architecture and community design and residents' enthusiasm for their homes. Thank you to the Eichler residents for your support for this effort!

Eichler Homes Historic Survey Maps

Orange Eichler Design Standards

Historic Districts Effective Date


The Eichler Historic Districts go into effect on January 11, 2019. After January 11, any projects received by the Planning Division that affect the exterior of an Eichler home will be reviewed using the Orange Eichler Design Standards (OEDS). Please consult the OEDS early on if you are planning changes to the exterior of your home in the new year. 

​Mills Act Applications

Mills Act applications for Eichler homes will be accepted starting January 11, 2019. Applications will be processed in two rounds. First round applications must be received by March 1, 2019. Second round applications must be received by August 1, 2019. There are no limits on the number of applications the City accepts each year.

Mills Act Application

  2019 Mills Act Program Deadlines
  Applications Accepted Starting Final Day to Apply
 First Round Applications  January 11, 2019  March 1, 2019
 Second Round Applications  March 4, 2019  August 1, 2019