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(A) The relationship of a building's height to its apparent width is a major contributing factor to the overall character of the Old Montgomery Gateway District. Buildings in the Old Montgomery Gateway District should respect the historic architectural character of the adjacent Heritage District in scale and massing. The following standards shall apply to all buildings in the Old Montgomery Gateway District.
(B) Building height. The vision for the Old Montgomery Gateway District is to allow for mixed- use developments with increased density and shared below grade public parking garages to promote a pedestrian-friendly environment which is complementary to the Heritage District. Due to significant topography changes in the Old Montgomery Gateway District, it may be necessary for below-grade parking structures which are incorporated into a buildings’ foundation to extend above finished grade. For the purposes of this section, the top of the garage podium shall be considered the final-grade for the purposes of measuring a building’s height. The height of all buildings in the Old Montgomery Gateway District shall met the following standards:
(1) The minimum height for all buildings shall be two stories.
(2) The maximum building height of buildings fronting onto Montgomery Road, north of Hartfield Place, or Main Street is three stories, not to exceed 48 feet. For buildings within 200 feet of Montgomery Road or Main Street located north of Hartfield Place, the top of building shall not exceed the elevation of 850 feet.
(3) Buildings fronting on Montgomery Road, with their entire footprint south of Hartfield Place, may have a height of up to four stories, not to exceed 60 feet. For buildings within 200 feet of Montgomery Road located south of Hartfield Place, the top of building shall not exceed the elevation of 860 feet.
(4) The maximum height of buildings abutting a residential use within the Heritage District shall not exceed 40 feet.
(5) The maximum height for all other buildings shall not exceed 60 feet or an elevation of 850 feet.
(6) A building’s vertical and horizontal dimensions should be roughly in proportion to each other, without over-emphasis of either dimension. Horizontally oriented long buildings shall be visually broken up through the use of recesses or setback variations, to cause the facade to appear as a series of proportionally correct masses. The building’s articulation should help establish a human scale and provide visual rhythm and interest.
(Ord. 7-2006, passed 4-19-06; Am. Ord. 9, 2018, passed 7-11-18)