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The following criteria are established to guide the Architectural Review Board in its review of proposals and in applying the evaluation standards set forth in Section 1450.08:
Materials shall be appropriate for the use of the building, and for their relationship to other materials, including those used on adjacent buildings.
The design of any building shall be judged in reference to its site and the character of its surroundings, not as an independent object.
The gross floor area for a residence shall be in character with the surrounding neighborhood and not be excessively large relative to the site or in comparison to adjacent residences;
Colors and textures shall be appropriate for the size and scale of the building, and for their relationship to the site and adjacent buildings. Colors shall be harmonious and shall use only compatible accents.
Architectural details and ornaments shall be meaningful to the overall design and appropriate for the size and scale of the building.
Buildings should be sited to minimize grade changes and to take advantage of natural features, including mature trees. Buildings shall be set at proper grades and otherwise in proper relation to the proposed surroundings.
Mechanical equipment shall be considered as it affects rooftop appearance, sidewall openings, sound levels, smoke and other nuisance aspects.
Approaches, drives and parking areas shall be considered as they affect the appearance from the street and from the site as well. The relationship of paving to the building shall be appropriate considered factors such as safety, drainage and landscaping.
Landscaping shall be appropriate for the size and use of the area, and for its relationship to the building, street, parking areas, walks and adjacent buildings.
Lighting shall be considered for the appropriateness of nighttime illumination of the grounds, drives, walks, parking areas and the building, and its effect upon surrounding areas.
Signs shall be considered for the appropriateness of size, scale, shape, color and illumination in relation to the building site and neighboring sites.
(Ord. 2014-31. Passed 6-17-15.)