The draft introduces building articulation standards for street-facing façades of primary buildings that are tailored by zoning district. In the R-2, R-3, MX-S, MX-I, and I-1 districts, each street-facing façade is required to incorporate at least one of the following elements within each 50 horizontal feet of building façade:
- Projections, recessions, columns, cornices, change of wall plane a minimum of six inches in depth;
- Awnings or canopies extending at least four feet beyond the building face with a minimum vertical clearance of nine feet above the sidewalk; or
- Visible differences in façade material texture and/or masonry patterns.
In the MS-N, MX-A, and MX-D districts, each street-facing façade shall incorporate at least two of the elements listed above within each 50 horizontal feet of building façade. These regulations are found in Section 11-04-09-2.D(2).
Do you think the codification and expansion of these building façade transparency standards will help promote the city’s goal of achieving more pedestrian oriented development and high-quality building design?
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