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1) Development of parcels shall be done in a manner that incorporates compatible architectural materials and elements used in the adjoining building(s).
2) All projects shall submit elevations showing all elevations of the building. Elevation sheets shall detail compliance with the design standards section of the ordinance.
3) Design shall be done to reflect coastal lifestyles and design. The goal of this ordinance is to include unique lighting, building materials and varying heights to reduce the visual impact of buildings within commercial districts as well as to ensure harmony with neighboring residential construction.
4) Design guidelines.
a) The design shall create a facade designed to reduce massive building scale and eliminate solid monolithic wall appearance. Facade modules shall be incorporated into the building architecture shall be consistent with the architecture styling and scale that is historically found within an upscale coastal community. Architectural plans shall be submitted with a site plan.
b) The primary facade module shall contain a minimum of five (5) architectural elements. At least two (2) of the architectural elements shall be unique and cannot be replicated along the remaining length of primary facade. A minor material may not exceed fifteen (15) percent of the facade module.
c) Each secondary facade module shall contain a minimum of three (3) architectural elements. At least two (2) of the architectural elements shall be unique and cannot be replicated along the remaining length of the secondary facade.
d) Each primary and secondary facade module shall contain at least two (2) approved architectural materials. No single approved material may cover greater than sixty (60) percent of the facade module area. Only one (1) approved architectural material may be reused on any immediately adjacent façade module.
5) Shopping carts shall be located inside the building or shall be screened from the public view. Shopping cart return areas for the public use are allowed in the parking lot area.
6) Refuse containers, recycling facilities, trash compactors and the like shall be enclosed in a building material that matches the structure or is visually compatible with the structure. Public views of these areas should be limited.
7) All accessory buildings shall be of materials that match the principle structure or is visually compatible with the principle structure.
8) All rooftop mechanical equipment shall be screened from the line of sight of public and private right of ways, private roads and public sidewalks.
9) Renovations of existing buildings that exceed fifty (50) percent of the structures value shall comply with this section of the ordinance.
(Ord. No. 2011-02, 3-1-11; Ord. No. 2020-10, 12-1-20)