Zoning Provisions Encyclopedia

Chapter: Design-related Provisions

Aesthetic Review/Architectural Control

Aesthetic review shall be required prior to issuance of a building permit for any building, structure or other improvement except single-family homes, residential accessory buildings, signs and other properties for which an approved plot plan already exists. Any development that would, in the opinion of the Development Officer, be inferior to the general standard or […]

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Architectural Review – Corridor District

The compatible relationship of proposed development in the Corridor Overlay District is of critical public concern for any buildings or site improvements. The intent of the design review is not to stifle innovative architecture but to assure respect for and reduce incompatible and adverse impacts on the visual experience from the roadway. To accomplish this […]

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Architectural Standards

In order that buildings, structures, signs and landscaping will be in harmony with other structures and improvements in the area, where there is an independent finding by the planning commission with health conditions, safety conditions, lighting conditions, noise conditions, traffic conditions and economic benefit to the entire community of individual nuisance conditions warrant the application […]

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Building Height, In Relation To Street and Yard Width and Setbacks

No screening device shall exceed four (4) feet in height if placed within a required front yard. No screening device shall exceed six (6) feet in height within required side and/or rear yards. On corner lots, that portion of a lot contiguous to a public right-of-way shall be considered as a front yard area for […]

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Building Setback In Relation To Road Width

The minimum building setback shall be the minimum required yard depth abutting the roadway plus one-half (1/2) the width of the roadway right-of-way.

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Buildings and Structures For Low Density Cluster Housing Use

Buildings and structures for low density cluster housing use shall provide separation spaces for the privacy for a particular unit and shall be entirely contained within the lot boundaries as follows: in front of a principal living room window a separation space of 7.5 meters (24.6 feet) shall be provided. where a principal living room […]

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Design Control Requirements

Design criteria for all design control districts. The following criteria, as amplified and illustrated by the “General Architectural Criteria for Development in Infinity’s Design Control Districts”, shall be considered in connection with any application for a certificate of appropriateness in each design control district: Relation of building to environment. The proposed development shall be related […]

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Design Regulations Applicable To Multiple Dwellings, Churches and Public Schools

Buildings and structures for multiple dwelling use, church use and public school use: shall not contain a third storey having a floor area exceeding 60% of the floor area of any other storey; shall not contain more than 10 dwelling units per building; shall provide separate access to the outside at grade for each dwelling […]

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Designation of Design Control Districts

Because of their recognition as areas containing structures of historical, architectural and cultural merit, and because of the concentration of community interest in them, the areas listed below, as delineated in the comprehensive master plan, and as shown on the comprehensive official zoning map are designated as design control districts subject to the procedures, if […]

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