(a)   The exterior construction, architecture and functional plan of all buildings erected, converted or reconstructed shall be designed to improve the appearance of the immediate surroundings considering architectural appeal of the adjoining buildings and shall not cause any substantial depreciation in property value of such adjoining buildings.
   (b)   The color requirements for all buildings within the zoning districts listed in Ordinance Number 20-2011 is as follows:
      (1)   The use of warm and darker tones with low reflectivity is recommended. Accent and trim colors must complement and enhance the effect of the primary building color. Bold, brash, intense, bright, fluorescent, black or metallic accent colors are prohibited unless approved by the City in very limited application. (Corporate colors typically used by a building owner on the exterior of a structure are limited to trim areas only.)
      (2)   The use of any strong or intense color is limited to signage only.
      (3)   Do not use bright colors, (including bright white) that may streak, fade or generate glare. While subdued or muted colors generally work best as a dominant, overall color, a brighter color can also be appropriate for accent elements, such as door and window frames, and architectural details.
         A.   Choose color palettes for new buildings that are compatible with the colors of adjacent structures.
         B.   Minimize the number of colors appearing on a structures exterior.
         C.   Paint architectural detailing to complement the facade and coordinate with adjacent buildings.
         D.   Roof colors shall be muted and compatible with the dominant building color.
   (c)   The color regulations in this ordinance replace any color regulations mandated elsewhere in the Codified Ordinances or in any Development Standards for the City of Whitehall.
(Ord. 26-2012. Passed 5-15-12.)