§ 3.05  CHARACTER STANDARDS.
   3.05.01   Building Placement.
   (A)   "P" Designations.  In zones with a "P" suffix (e.g., CN-1P), buildings must be placed within five feet of the front and street side property lines.
   (B)   "M" Designations.  In zones with an "M" suffix (e.g., CC-2M), at least 60% of the building facade must be placed within five feet of the front and side property lines.
   (C)   "A" Designations.  In zones with an "A" suffix (e.g., CC-2A), no additional building placement standards apply, other than those governing required setbacks.
   (D)   Exceptions to Building Placement Requirements.  The following exceptions to the building placement requirements of this subsection apply:
      (1)   Articulated Building Street Face.  When a portion of the building is set back from the required building placement line in order to provide an articulated or modulated facade, the total area of the space created may not exceed one square foot for every linear foot of building frontage.
      (2)   Outdoor Eating Areas.  When an outdoor eating area is located on the street frontage, the building placement line may be adjusted, provided that the building is set back no more than 12 feet from the front or street side lot line or at least 40% of the facade complies with the building placement line and the total area of the outdoor eating area does not exceed 12 times the building's street frontage in linear feet.
   (E)   Modifications.  Modifications of building placement standards, other than the exceptions expressly allowed in § 3.05.01D, may be approved through the Board of Adjustment procedure of § 12.15.
   3.05.02   Ground-Floor Transparency.
   (A)   Purpose.  The following transparency standards are intended to provide for a more pedestrian-oriented environment by requiring ground-floor windows and doors to engage pedestrians' interest.
   (B)   Minimum Standard.  Transparent windows and doors must comprise a minimum percentage of the street-facing facade between three and eight feet in height above grade, as specified in the tables below.  Such windows and doors must allow views into and out of the building.  Materials such as opaque or darkly-tinted glass or glass block are not considered to be transparent.
      (1)   In zones with a "P" suffix (e.g., CN-1P), the following minimum standards apply:
 
Street Frontage (linear feet)
Transparency Percentage
Primary Street
Secondary Street
40 or less
65
30
41-80
60
40
81 or more
50
50
 
      (2)   In zones with an "M" suffix (e.g., CC-2M), the following minimum standards apply:
 
Street Frontage (linear feet)
Transparency Percentage
Primary Street
Secondary Street
40 or less
60
30
41-80
55
40
81 or more
50
50
 
      (3)   In zones with an "A" suffix, no minimum transparency standards apply.
   (C)   Display Windows.  Display windows that do not provide visual access into the interior of the building count toward the minimum transparency percentage, provided that they are at least two feet in depth.
   (D)   Waivers or Modifications.  Waivers or modifications of these transparency standards may be approved only through the Design Review procedure of § 12.15.
   3.05.03   Driveways/Curb Cuts.  In zones with a "P" or "M" suffix, vehicular access must be from an alley or side street if one is present. No driveway or curb cut standards apply in zones with an "A" suffix, although other regulations may have the effect of controlling or limiting driveway access to streets.
   3.05.04   Parking Location.
   (A)   In order to maintain a continuous street facade in zones with a "P" suffix, any provided parking must be located at the rear of the building.
   (B)   In zones with an "M" suffix and in "P" suffix zones where the depth of the lot is insufficient to permit parking in the rear, parking may be located at the side of the building.
   (C)   Parking lots located to the side of a building may not occupy more than 50% of the street frontage.
   3.05.05   Drive-Through Facilities.
   (A)   Drive-through facilities are not permitted in zones with a "P" or “M” suffix.
   (B)   No special drive-through facility location standards apply in zones with an "A" suffix.
   (C)   Waivers or modifications of these drive-through facility standards may be approved only through the Design Review procedure of § 12.15.
   3.05.06   Residential Uses; Mixed-Use Buildings.  All residential and lodging units in mixed-use buildings must be located on floors other than the ground floor or that portion of ground-floor space that is at least 50 feet from the front property line.
(Ord. O-37-06, passed 8-15-06; Am. Ord. O-53-06, passed 1-14-06; Am. Ord. O-15-09, passed 5-12-09)