To preserve and reinforce the context of historic buildings and to establish development patterns of the C-1 District, all new buildings and additions to existing buildings are to be designed, constructed and used in accordance with the following standards:
   (A)   No building shall have a gross floor area of more than 4,500 square feet on 1 level, and no more than 9,000 square feet gross floor area total, except a third floor and an additional 4,500 square feet are allowed if such floor is designed and used exclusively for residential purposes.
   (B)   The predominant building wall and entryway shall face the street.
   (C)   Unless determined to be impractical by the Planning Commission, the building width shall not be less than 80% of the property width at the street.
   (D)   Vertical building modulation shall be used to add variety and interest and to make a large building appear to be an aggregation of smaller units. Relief from a continuous street facing wall may be achieved with wall offsets in combination with pilasters, corbelling or other permanent architectural elements, however, offsets in any wall shall not be less than 8 inches from the subject plane.
   (E)   Window glazing shall be recessed from the outside of all building walls.
   (F)   Clear or lightly tinted transparent glass shall be used for all windows facing a public street.  Decorative stained glass may be used for accents. Mirrored, smoked and darkly tinted glass is prohibited.
   (G)   Street-facing building facades shall incorporate permanent architectural elements which create shadow patterns and surface textures which, in turn, enhance visual interest.
   (H)   Except for buildings that are solely residential, windows or street level activities are required on 50% of the first story street wall facing any public street. Street level activities include public display space, public atriums, pedestrian entrances and interior circulation and windows with views into any designated street level use.
   (I)   Pedestrian entrances may open onto the sidewalk or mid-block passages or walkways leading to the public right-of-way. Entries must be prominently identified and must not interfere with safe pedestrian passage along walkways. Primary entries must set back a minimum 4 feet from the facade.
   (J)   The spacing and shape of windows and openings on the building shall closely reflect the fenestration of any adjacent historic buildings. Brick, stone, wood or a combination thereof, compatible with adjacent historic buildings, shall be used.
   (K)   Fenestration, cornices and other primarily horizontal architectural elements incorporated in new buildings or additions to existing buildings shall be in context with historic buildings in the area.
   (L)   Any rooftop equipment shall be enclosed or screened from street level view using the same materials used for the building walls or a material, which is approved by the Planning Commission as visually compatible with the building.
(Ord. 2005-8, passed 7-25-2005)  Penalty, see § 152.999