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(a) General. In the Chinatown Mixed Use Districts, including the Chinatown Community Business District, the Chinatown Visitor Retail District and the Chinatown Residential Neighborhood Commercial Districts, the street frontage of a building shall not exceed 50 feet in width. Street frontage exceptions may be approved as a conditional use in accordance with procedures and criteria of Section 303 of this Code and the criteria set forth in Subsection (b) below.
(b) Criteria for Exceptions.
(1) Projects having more than 50 feet of street frontage shall be divided in architectural treatment to appear as two or more independent buildings reflecting the typical scale of older buildings in the Chinatown area. Architectural treatments may include varied types of windows and entries, individual storefronts and the use of differing colors and textures.
(2) Flat facade surfaces shall be broken up at least every 30 feet by the projection of bay windows or by vertical recesses.
(3) Facade divisions shall be reinforced by matching changes in height for portions of the building.
(Added by Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87)