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(A) Purpose: To ensure that the McCall area's built environment complements McCall's natural environment, scenic mountain setting, and historic, small town character.
1. To support development that is residential in character and compatible with its surrounding neighborhood.
2. To preserve natural features, including waterways, open space, trees, native vegetation, and wildlife habitat and corridors.
3. To promote active and safe streetscapes in residential neighborhoods that are conducive to walking and biking.
(B) Applicability: The design standards apply to accessory dwelling units, multifamily residential developments of two (2) or more units and single-family residential dwelling units greater than three thousand five hundred (3,500) square feet.
(C) Residential Design Standards:
1. Building Scale: The building shall be in scale with the site conditions and surrounding structures. Appropriate scale can be accomplished through the following:
a. The principal structure on the site is the dominant element.
b. Building massing and scale is responsive to the site conditions, including views through and of the site, and existing vegetation. Development that is designed to complement rather than dominate the natural landscape.
c. Variations in wall planes and roof lines are incorporated to minimize the apparent scale of the building.
d. Porches, balconies, decks and terraces that strengthen the residential scale and character of the building.
2. Building Design: Building designs shall enhance and/or continue the styles found in the McCall area with allowance for new interpretations of historic details. Local natural building materials, roof overhangs, covered porches and entrances, simplicity of design, and segmented windows are elements of the McCall style. Building designs that are in keeping with the McCall style include the following:
i. Natural looking exterior materials looking siding and decking materials that resist heat and flames, including: composite decking, cement, plaster, stucco, masonry (such as stone brick or blocks) and fiber-cement siding, soffit, and trim products.
ii. Use of stones that convey the appearance of a structural element rather than a veneer facing.
iii. Metal when used in combination with natural materials.
i. Roofs that compliment and respond to the mountain setting and heavy snow environment.
ii. Hipped, pitched, shed and gabled roofs.
iii. Roofs designed to prevent snow or ice from shedding directly onto a pedestrian walkway, access or adjacent property.
iv. Class A fire rated roof assemblies.
c. Exterior Color:
i. Exterior wall colors that tend toward earthy warm hues, with accent colors kept to a minimum of two (2) and used to highlight entrances.
ii. No harshly contrasted color combinations, brilliant, luminescent or day-glow colors on exterior finishes.
d. No blank walls shall face street frontages, including blank or unarticulated garage doors.
e. Decks and balconies shall be designed to handle snow and drift loads including snow shedding from roof overhangs above. (Ord. 998, 1-14-2021)