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Design and placement of new buildings in this district must consider the existing built environment of the surrounding area, in particular existing setbacks, building size and massing. Towards this end, the following objectives should be considered:
(A) Buildings should be sited in a manner that complements adjacent structures. Sites should be developed in a coordinated manner to provide order and diversity and avoid an unplanned, confused development pattern.
(B) When a development site features multiple integrated buildings and other structures, a visual link between separate buildings and structures should be established, by various means, including stamped concrete walkways, arcade systems, trellises or other open structures.
(C) Buildings should be sited to minimize conflicts between pedestrians and vehicle traffic. Buildings can be linked to adjoining street sidewalks with textured paving, landscaping and trellises.
(D) Outdoor spaces between buildings should be recognized as outdoor "rooms" that have clear recognizable shapes, as opposed to being considered as "left over" areas. These spaces can be used to provide important pedestrian amenities such as benches, trellises, fountains, artwork, etc.
(E) Freestanding structures should be oriented with the main entry towards the street and should have the main facade parallel to the street.
(F) Structures located on a corner lot shall orientate the primary access and building entry in a manner that fronts the street corner when feasible.
(Ord. 09-3306, passed 10-15-09)