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The following and circulation standards apply specifically to certain types of or apply within certain locations within the community.
A. Multi-unit . A functional and safe environment for vehicles and pedestrians is important within residential areas. Multi-unit should be visually appealing from the adjacent right-of-way and be functionally and aesthetically tied to adjacent residential neighborhoods.
a. A continuous pedestrian connection shall be provided from the front door of all residential to the public sidewalk.
b. Separate pathways from a minimum distance of ten feet. The separation is measured from the pathway edge closest to any unit.
c. On- are required to be a minimum width of five feet connecting units to parking/ /recreation areas.
2. Parking areas.
a. Separate physically and visually parking areas greater than 10,000 square feet in area with landscape planter bays at least 18 feet in width. Individual parking areas may be connected by a .
b. The sidewalk system shall connect the front door of all residential to parking area(s).
3. Pedestrian environment.
a. Residential doors which a public right-of-way shall be a minimum of three feet plus any additional width needed to meet the minimum sidewalk requirements (where applicable) from a public sidewalk.
b. The following types of doors shall not provide the into a unit: sliding glass or solid metal doors without glazing.
c. Residential stoops, porches or terraces shall be raised a maximum of three feet above at the adjacent right-of-way.
d. Residences with entry porches or terraces shall have a minimum area of 40 square feet.
e. Residential entries shall be lowered a maximum of four feet below measured at adjacent right-of-way.
4. Screening/service areas.
a. All mechanical equipment shall be screened from view by an opaque or solid landscape screen eight feet high.
b. Service/refuse collection areas shall not be located within 20 feet of public rights-of-way.
c. All of two or more stories in height shall be required to provide screening of garbage collection and storage areas from above.
d. All roof mounted mechanical equipment other than vents shall be screened from ground level view. The screening shall be as high as the height of the equipment and shall be integrated with the exterior .
a. At least 75% of required landscaped area shall be planted with any suitable combination of , shrubs or evergreen ground cover.
b. A maximum of 25% of required landscaped area may include architectural features or artificial ground covers such as sculptures, benches, masonry or stone walls, rock groupings, decorative hard paving and gravel areas interspersed with planting areas.
6. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED).
a. No landscaping, , walls or plant materials greater than five feet in height shall be installed which obstruct the visibility of a entry from a public .
b. A minimum of 25 square feet of shall be provided within each unit facing a common , pedestrian path or car park to allow visual surveillance.
c. A clear line of site between all front entries and the public sidewalk or car park shall be maintained.
d. Lighting shall be provided at all exterior unit entrances.
e. Guard or a keyed variation of gated residential is prohibited.
f. Motion activated security lighting is prohibited along public rights-of-way.
B. Commercial . Commercial should accommodate automobiles, mass transit, bicycles and pedestrians in a safe, functional and visually appealing manner.
a. Auto/truck to parking shall be from a local or collector , an adjacent , or existing along arterial roads.
b. Where are from right-of-ways, a continuous and direct sidewalk with a 12-foot minimum width shall be provided between the public sidewalk and the front door to all on .
c. All roadways or drives shall include sidewalks on both sides of travel lanes with the of vehicle facilities that provide to loading and service areas.
a. Construct off- surface parking that does not occupy more than 50% of the . Where a has along a side a surface car park may occupy more than 50% of the side .
b. Screen parking with a solid wall, decorative welded metal (wrought iron) fencing and columns, earthen or evergreen hedge (or a combination thereof). The maximum height of screening shall be five feet except along the where the maximum height shall be three feet six inches.
c. Provide a minimum of 15% of the car park as water pervious surface – either paving or landscaped retention areas.
d. shall not consist of paved parking areas of more than 50% of the entire .
3. Pedestrian environment.
a. The sidewalk system shall connect all customer entrances to the public sidewalk.
b. Minimum sidewalk width ten feet. Sidewalks shall meet requirements and may include landscaped areas, benches and other pedestrian .
c. Plazas, squares or courts shall be fronted by commercial with 75% or more transparency/window opening of first 15 feet of .
d. All shall provide a sheltered entry area at the entrance to each commercial establishment with a minimum area of 50 square feet and a minimum dimension of six feet.
4. Screening of service areas.
a. All shall be physically separated from customer pedestrian and residential areas with a solid five-foot tall , evergreen hedge, arbor, or a combination of these elements.
b. All ground level and roof-top mechanical equipment shall be screened from view with landscaping, fencing and or walls. The height of the screen shall equal or exceed the height of the equipment, and include screening from views from above when visible from adjacent inhabited .
a. Landscaping standards vary depending on zoning, , adjacent zoning and existing conditions.
b. A landscaped strip at least ten feet in width shall be provided abutting any property line facing a . The landscape strip shall be appropriately landscaped with ground cover, planted , shrubbery and/or .
c. At least 75% of required landscaped area shall be planted with any suitable combination of , shrubs or evergreen ground cover.
d. A maximum of 25% of required landscaped area may include architectural features or artificial ground covers such as sculptures, benches, masonry or stone walls, rock groupings, decorative hard paving and gravel areas interspersed with planting areas.
C. Town Center Districts. The intent of the following standards is to provide a functional and safe environment for vehicles and pedestrians, where the needs of pedestrian are emphasized. The Town Center should have a clear separation between pedestrian and vehicular areas and should be comfortable and safe in all seasons and hours of the day.
a. TCC: shall be built along at least 80% of the primary line.
b. TCT: shall be built along at least 75% of the primary line.
c. One entrance shall be provided for each . When is located on a corner, one entrance at the corner is permitted.
d. If a is from right-of-way, it shall be a minimum of four feet in depth and include plazas, forecourts or other paved areas for public seating, artwork and landscaped planting beds.
e. If a is from the right-of-way, mechanical units, meters or other above or wall mounted utilities shall not be located in the area.
2. Pedestrian connections.
a. When provided on- , parking shall not be located between the and the property line.
b. Where walkways are parallel and adjacent to a or (public or private), they shall be raised six inches and curbed or separated from the / with bollards and/or a three-foot minimum landscape barrier.
c. Where pathways cross a parking area, or (“crosswalk”), they shall be clearly marked with contrasting paving materials, humps/raised crossings, or painted striping. If painted striping is used, it shall consist of thermo-plastic striping or similar type of durable .
d. All mechanical equipment, and manufacturing and service and delivery areas shall be screened from view from pedestrian sidewalks. Screening shall be provided by one or more of the following: decorative wall (masonry or similar quality material, evergreen hedge, wood - non-see through).
3. . Every shall provide at least one of the “pedestrian ” listed below:
a. A plaza, courtyard next to the entrance a minimum of four feet in depth for residential food, beverage or entertainment establishments only or, for other uses, an area with public art which incorporates seating (e.g., a fountain);
b. Public seating areas (chairs, tables, benches); or
c. , or similar weather protection across 75% of the , projecting a minimum of four feet over the sidewalk.
(Ord. 2009-01, passed 3-9-2009; Ord. 2013-3, passed 5-22-2013)