1187.08  GENERAL STANDARDS FOR REVIEW; CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS IN THE DOWNTOWN ARCHITECTURAL DISTRICT AND GATEWAY ARCHITECTURAL DISTRICT.
   The Board of Architectural Review, in deciding whether to issue a Certificate of Appropriateness, shall determine that the application under consideration promotes, preservesand enhances the architectural character of the community and would be consistent with the City of Sylvania’s Architectural Review Guidelines.  In conducting its review, the Board shall make examination of and give consideration to the elements of the application including, but not necessarily limited to:
   (a)   Height.
   (b)   Building massing, which shall include the relationship of the building width to its height and depth, and its relationship to the viewer’s and pedestrian’s visual perspective.
   (c)   Window treatment, which shall include the size, shape and materials of the individual window units and the overall harmonious relationship of window openings.
   (d)   Exterior detail and relationships, which shall include all projecting and receding elements of the exterior, including but not limited to, porches and overhangs and the horizontal or vertical expression which is conveyed by these elements.
   (e)   Roof shape, which shall include type, form and materials.
   (f)   Materials, texture and color, which shall include a consideration of material compatibility among various elements of the structure.
   (g)   Compatibility of design and detail, which shall include the appropriateness of the use of exterior design details.
   (h)   Landscape design and plant materials, which shall include, in addition to requirements of this Zoning Ordinance, lighting and the use of landscape details to the highlight architectural features or screen or soften undesirable views.
   (i)   Pedestrian environment, which shall include the provision of features which enhance pedestrian movement and environment and which relate to the pedestrian’s visual perspective.
   (j)   Signage, which shall include the appropriateness of signage to the building.
      (Ord. 56-2015.  Passed 4-18-16.)