§ 348.01 Definitions
   As used in this chapter, the following terms shall be defined as stated below:
   (a)   "Active uses" are those uses that generate customer or visitor traffic such as retail, restaurants, personal services, offices, residential uses, and building lobbies. Uses that are not considered active uses include, but are not limited to, non-habitable spaces, hallways, storage, mechanical, utility spaces, trash rooms or areas, loading docks, parking, or similar.
   (b)   "Balcony" means an exterior space or platform that projects from the wall of a building and includes a railing or balustrade.
   (c)   "Block" means the aggregate of private lots, pedestrian passages, and alleys circumscribed by street right-of-ways (ROWs).
   (d)   "Block length" means the distance between the intersection of two (2) street ROWs, measured at the street line.
   (e)   "Frontage build-out" means the portion of the principal and secondary street frontage containing a building.
   (f)   "Human-scaled materials" are defined as twelve inch (12") maximum width in either the vertical or the horizontal dimension. The other dimension is unlimited. Examples include brick, stone, wood, fiber-cement lap siding, terra cotta, or similar materials.
   (g)   "Liner building" means a building that is placed between a street line and off-street parking in order to screen the parking from the public ROW.
   (h)   "Open sales lot" means open land that is used or occupied for the purpose of buying, selling, or storing prior to sale passenger cars, trucks, motor scooters, motorcycles, boats, trailers, recreational vehicles, manufactured homes, cemetery monuments, nursery plants or supplies, or other merchandise.
   (i)   "Plaza" means an open space available to the public for civic purposes and commercial activities. A plaza shall be spatially defined by building frontages. Its landscape shall consist primarily of pavement. Plazas are often located at the intersection of important streets. Plazas generally range from one-eighth (1/8) acre to two (2) acres in size.
   (j)   "Secondary street frontage" means that on corner lots, all street lines that are not the principal frontage are considered secondary street frontages; also known as the side street frontage.
   (k)   "Square" is an open space available to the public for unstructured recreation and civic purposes. A square shall be spatially defined by building frontages. Its landscape shall consist of paths, lawns and trees, formally disposed. Squares are generally located at the intersection of important streets. Squares may range from one (1) acre to five (5) acres in size.
   (l)   "Stoop" means an entrance wherein the facade of the main building is aligned close to the urban frontage line with the first-story elevated from the sidewalk for privacy, with an exterior stair and landing at the entrance.
   (m)   "Streetscreen" means a freestanding wall built along the street line, in the front or sideyard setback, or coplanar with the main building facade. Where permissible, it may mask a parking lot from the ROW, provide privacy to a side yard, and/or strengthen the spatial definition of the public realm.
   (n)   "Street line" means the lot line dividing the lot from a street, under Chapter 325 of this Code.
   (o)   "Urban frontage line" means that side or sides of a public street frontage that is specifically designated on the Zoning Map.
   (p)   "Urban street space" means that portion of a building or property located at or closest to the level of the public sidewalk and within forty (40) feet of an urban frontage line.
(Ord. No. 364-16. Passed 5-2-16, eff. 5-4-16)