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The significant physical scale and extraordinary activity level of the uses permitted in this district create major impacts on the areas in which they are located. To ensure that these facilities are constructed in the most appropriate manner, design, scale, and density, the following requirements are imposed.
(a) Review Procedure.
(.1) No permitted use may be constructed or opened for occupancy unless the Commission certifies, based on a review of the architectural plans, that the proposed design is in compliance with the SP-ENT district regulations.
(.2) The Commission shall act to accept or reject the submission within 30 days or the submission will be considered approved. No construction drawings will be reviewed for purposes of building permits until the master plan has received final approval.
(b) Building Design.
(.1) All buildings in an SP-ENT district must be designed by a registered architect.
(.2) Recognizing the intended use of the facility, economic feasibility, and potential conflicts with codes of relevant jurisdiction, the applicant for any building or zoning permit in an SP-ENT district must use reasonable efforts to employ the technologies and strategies that promote energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, as recommended by City-recognized organizations (e.g., the United States Green Building Council) that promote sustainable building and development practices. Applicants shall document actions taken to comply with this requirement and shall submit such documentation to the Commission at the time of any building or zoning permit application.
(c) Siting and Access.
(.1) If a permitted use faces a public street, a significant pedestrian entrance must be on and front that street.
(.2) A permitted use developed on a waterfront site must provide dedicated public access to the waterfront, open to and connected from a public street. Public access will be provided along the site's waterfront length at a width of at least 12 ft.
(.3) A permitted use must provide for adequate public transit access to the site.
A lighting plan prepared by a qualified lighting engineer or designer must be submitted. No use will be approved unless it provides appropriate lighting levels throughout the site to support pedestrian safety.