5.12.14    FOURTH AVENUE AREA (FAA)
   The intent of this is to take advantage of the Modern Street Car and promote medium-density infill transit-oriented . incentives for this include greater allowable density and zero parking requirements for commercial uses.
   Fourth Avenue Historic Sub-Area (FHS)
   The intent of this is to provide parking relief for within the HPZ neighborhood portion of Fourth Avenue, but to otherwise preserve and maintain the historic character of the area.
   Fourth Avenue Sub-Area (FAS)
   The intent of this is to take advantage of the Modern Street Car and promote medium-density infill transit-oriented . incentives for this include greater allowable density and zero parking requirements for commercial uses.
 
FIGURE 5.12-FAA-A: MAP OF FOURTH AVENUE AREA AND SUB-AREAS
 
   A.   Fourth Avenue Historic Sub-Area (FHS)
      1.   
         The Fourth Avenue Historic Sub-Area includes portions of the West University Historic Preservation that overlap with the Downtown Links Sub-District. Properties within these areas may be developed using the optional parking contained herein, but remain subject to all other underlying requirements including, but not limited to, historic preservation design and design review.
   B.   Fourth Avenue Sub-Area (FAS)
      1.   
         Figure 5.12.FAA-A depicts the boundaries of the Fourth Avenue Sub- Areas in which the Fourth Avenue Sub-Area optional zoning apply.
      2.    Placement
          placement and setback requirements in the FAS are shown in Figure 5.12-FAS-A and Table 5.12-FAS-1.
 
FIGURE 5.12-FAS-A
 
TABLE 5.12-FAS-1
 
FOURTH AVENUE AREA
PLACEMENT
Setback (Distance from Property Line)
Side (1)
0 Ft. or Prevailing
A
Side
0 Ft.
B
Side Yard
0 Ft.
C
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
1. side setbacks to be 0 Ft. or consistent with prevailing historic setback.
 
      3.    , Floor Uses
          and floor use requirements in the FAS are as shown in Figure 5.12-FAS-B and Table 5.12-FAS-2.
 
FIGURE 5.12-FAS-B
 
TABLE 5.12-FAS-2
 
FOURTH AVENUE AREA
HEIGHT
Frontage (1)
30 Ft. Max or 2 Stories
at Intersection (2)
40 Ft. Max or 3 Stories
Mid-rise (3)
60 Ft. Max or 5 Stories
(distance from property line)
Mid-Rise Side Setback
50 Ft.
D
FLOOR USES
Ground Floor (4, 5, 6, 7)
Commercial Services and Retail Trade Uses ready that encourage level activity are preferred, but office or residential uses may be used if Commercial Services and Retail Trade Uses are not supported by market demand and contingent on new meeting all other requirements of this table.
Upper Floors
Residential or Commercial Services
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
1. along the frontage are restricted to two stories or 30 Ft. to respect the scale of established or , or both.
2. at intersection may extend three stories or 40 Ft. within a 50 Ft. x 50 Ft. area at an intersection.
3. may extend to five stories or 60 Ft. at the rear of properties beginning at 50 Ft. (E) from the property
line.
4. All new construction shall have scale-defining architectural elements or details at first two levels.
5. A single plane of façade at the level may not be longer than 50 Ft. without architectural relief or articulation such as windows, trellises and arcades.
6. -level activity is achieved by providing a mix of commercial, retail, office and residential uses at level.
7. First floor level to be differentiated in form from upper levels.
 
      4.   Lot coverage, Open Space, Pedestrian Access
         Lot coverage, open space and pedestrian access requirements in the FAS are as shown in Table 5.12-FAS-3.
 
TABLE 5.12-FAS-3
 
FOURTH AVENUE AREA
OPEN SPACE
Lot Coverage
Maximum Lot Coverage (1)
100%
Open Space
Open Space at Multi-Unit Dwellings (2, 3, 4)
30 Sq. Ft./DU or 30% of Lot Area (5)
Open Space Non-Residential (2, 3, 4)
Min. of 30% of Lot Area
Minimum Landscape Area
50% of Open Space (6)
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
1. Covered by impervious surfaces such as, but not limited to , drives, or parking.
2. Usable open space does not need to be located on the ground - green roof or terrace is acceptable.
3. Usable open space may be any combination of private and common space.
4. Parking may not be counted as open space.
5. Open space at multi-dwelling units is 30 Sq. Ft. per dwelling unit or 30% of lot area, whichever is greater.
6. Minimum landscape requirement applies only to common area open space.
 
      5.    Massing
          massing in the FAS are as shown in Figure 5.12-FAS- D and Table 5.12- FAS-4.                  
 
FIGURE 5.12-FAS-D
 
TABLE 5.12-FAS-4
 
FOURTH AVENUE AREA
MASSING
Articulation
Maximum unbroken mass (1)
50 Ft. Max.
G
View Corridors
Mid-Rise Façade (2)
25% of Façade Min.
H
High-Rise Façade (3)
150 Linear Ft. Unbroken Max.
I
Mid-Rise Height
50 Ft. Max or 4 Stories
J
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
1. Any over 50 Ft. wide (G) must be broken down to read as a series of no wider than 50 Ft. and should include a variety of façades.
2. To preserve view corridors, a minimum of 25% of the façade must be set aside as mid-rise (H), and the mid-rise façade may not exceed 4 stories or 50 Ft. in height (J). On corner lots this requirement applies to one street only.
3. High-rise façades of more than 150 continuous linear feet (I) must be broken by a mid-rise façade not to exceed 4 stories or 50 Ft. (J) in height as shown in the Figure above.
 
(Ord. 11246, 2/18/2015)