1187.05  SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD CHARACTER ARCHITECTURAL DISTRICT.
   In addition to requirements established within the underlying zoning district, the following additional requirements shall be met:
   (a)   Building Orientation: All construction and/or renovation of a principal structure must provide for a single principal entrance, and that principal entrance shall face a public street.
   (b)   Building Height: No new construction and/or renovation of a principal structure shall be constructed which is more than thirty percent (30%) above or below the average height of residences on the same block of land and on the same side of the street.
   (c)   Front Yard Average: All construction and/or renovation of a principal structure shall meet the required setbacks of the zoning district in which it is located.  Further, no principal building, or addition thereto, may be located further away from the street right of way line than the average setback of all structures along the block.
   (d)   Building Materials: No less than 75 percent of the exterior building materials used for the construction and/or renovation of a principal structure shall be materials also found on the exterior of structures along the same block, and same side of the street.
   (e)   Lot Coverage: The proposed ratio of area occupied by principal and accessory buildings and lot area, may not exceed the average ratio of area occupied by principal and accessory buildings and lot area for all adjacent buildings by more than 1.25 times.
   (f)   Rooflines and Shapes: Roof shapes and rooflines must be generally compatible with other buildings and structures found along the same block.  Where there is a dominant pattern of roof planes along a street, (such as roof planes generally parallel to the right-of-way line, perpendicular to the right-of-way line, or a certain combination of both) such pattern shall be similarly expressed in new construction and/or renovation.  Similarly, roof pitches shall be similar to structures found along the same block.
   (g)   Lot Combinations: To help preserve and protect the historic character of the neighborhood and the rhythm of building mass, lot combinations are discouraged.  Whenever applications are made to construct a new principal structure or add to an existing principal structure, on two or more separate or combined parcels, such an application shall be first reviewed by the Design Review Board.  This review shall include consideration of proposed building mass and scale in the context of neighboring property.  Plan approval may including conditions requiring measures to reduce the visual mass of the building to make it compatible with established residences.
   (h)   Garages: Attached garages may not occupy more than thirty percent (30%) of the total linear front facade distance facing the street. Detached garages also may not occupy more than thirty percent (30%) of the total linear facade distance facing the street, unless located wholly behind the main building.
      (Ord. 56-2015.  Passed 4-18-16.)