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15.47.060. Design Review Criteria.
   The following criteria shall be used to review and evaluate the appropriateness of a Site Plan and shall form the basis for a recommendation on the plan.
   A.   General:
      1.   Creating a development that is pleasant in character and is harmonious with the past development of Fullerton.
      2.   Minimizing the disruption of existing natural features such as trees and other vegetation and natural ground forms.
      3.   Illustrating a design compatibility with the desired developing character of the surrounding area.
      4.   Recognizing views, climate and the nature of outside activities in the design of exterior spaces.
      5.   Preserving public views and scenic vistas from unreasonable encroachment.
   B.   Buffering:
      1.   Screening exterior trash and storage areas and service yards from view of nearby streets and adjacent structures in a manner that is compatible with building site design.
      2.   Minimizing noise within the project as well as noise created by the proposed project (traffic, air conditioning, use, etc.) that may negatively impact the surrounding area.
   C.   Grading:
      1.   Blending any proposed grading with the contours of adjacent properties.
      2.   Ensuring that all on-site drainage patterns will occur on or through areas designed to serve this function.
   D.   Circulation:
      1.   Creating traffic patterns that minimize impacts on surrounding properties and streets and accom-modate emergency vehicles.
      2.   Creating circulation systems that avoid conflicts between vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic.
      3.   Ensuring that the proposed project accommodates individuals with physical disabilities, via the provision of conveniently located handicapped parking stalls, ramps and the like.
    E.   Building/site planning relationships:
      1.   Siting buildings so as to avoid crowding and to allow for a functional use of the space between buildings.
      2.   Siting buildings so as to consider shadows, changing climatic conditions, noise impacts as well as respecting the terrain and other circum-stances favorable to the use of passive solar devices.
      3.   Designing and/or screening all rooftop mechanical and electrical equipment as an integral part of the building design.
    F.   Landscaping:
      1.   Designing landscaping to create a pleasing appearance from both within and off the site.
      2.   Ensuring that landscaping accommodates adequate sight distances for motorists and pedestrians entering and exiting the site and does not interfere with circulation effectiveness.
      3.   Providing landscaping adjacent to and within parking areas in order to screen vehicles from view and minimize the expansive appearance of parking areas.
      4.   Ensuring that all landscaping and its corresponding irrigation systems will conform to Chapter 15.50 of this title.
(Ord. 3232 (part), 2016; Ord. 3134 (part), 2009; Ord. 2982, 2001).