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(9) Form and Design. 410
(a) Single-story buildings containing at least 10,000 sq. ft. of gross floor area of which seventy-five percent (75%) is occupied by a single use shall comply with the following. For the purposes of this section, intermediate floor levels such as mezzanines shall not count as a story.
(.1) Facade articulation and at least one entrance is required for each building facade that faces directly onto a public street, park, or trail. Between the average ground level and a height of 25 ft., a minimum of fifty percent (50%) of the wall area must include one or more of the following features:
(.a) Ornamental and structural detail;
(.b) Projections, recesses, or other variations in planes; or
(.c) Transparent windows or other transparent glazed area.
(.2) For every 10,000 sq. ft. of building area, there shall be 500 sq. ft. of public plaza in proximity to at least one of the building entrances. Public plaza space required by this subsection (.2) shall count towards the required open area, but shall not be eligible for the additional floor area ratio or building height bonus that may be earned for the provision of additional public open space, as provided in § 14-702(6). Bicycle parking required by § 14-804(1) (Required Bicycle Parking Spaces) shall be located in the public plaza. The public plaza(s) shall have a minimum of 1 bench and 1 tree per 250 sq. ft. of public plaza. Vehicular traffic and loading are prohibited from accessing required public plazas.
(b) For lots located east of Richmond Street (north of Susquehanna Avenue), Delaware Avenue, or Columbus Boulevard, above the average ground level, no portion of any building shall be located within 35 ft. of any portion of any other building located on the same lot.
(c) For each structure on lots located east of Richmond Street (north of Susquehanna Avenue), Delaware Avenue, or Columbus Boulevard, the cumulative length of any sides that roughly parallel and face toward Delaware Avenue, Columbus Boulevard, or Richmond Street shall not exceed 200 ft., not including any portions of those sides that extend below the average ground level. L&I may refer applications to the Commission for the determination of which sides, if any, are roughly parallel to these streets.
(d) Building frontages on Richmond Street (north of Susquehanna Avenue), Delaware Avenue, or Columbus Boulevard shall have a minimum of 50 linear ft. between ground floor primary entrances for household living uses on the same lot.
Amended, Bill No. 190811-A (approved December 30, 2019).