Site Planning Standards
- Preserve semi-rural character and modify existing gateway overlay district to include appropriate regulatory techniques to preserve existing semi-rural character, preserve environmentally sensitive areas, promote conservation areas and office/institution campus development.
- Provide landscape buffer between residential and commercial areas.
- On-street parking and pedestrian crossings should be used extensively in the office/institution area to enhance the streetscape and delineate an edge between sidewalks and the street.
- Develop appropriate signage and wayfinding elements to direct both automobile and pedestrian traffic.
- Encourage the use of bonus system for development incentive such as in development density, provision of open space, shared parking.
- Promote sustainable storm water management practices such as bioswales, rain gardens, porous pavements & native plants.
- Lighting and landscaping should allow for surveillance and policing activities, but should be designed primarily to accommodate the intended use of the public space.
- Energy efficiency should also be considered when locating and orienting buildings on a site.
- Promote energy conservation techniques with proper use of high quality building and architectural materials, color, doors, and windows and proper utilization of building mass to create shade.
- Promote breaking up surface planes of the building to create depth and remove the monotony of unvarying surface facades.
- Promote hierarchy of heights of buildings on primary streets to secondary streets.
- Pedestrian-scale features should be incorporated on the first floor of buildings and at entrances to help relate buildings to the streetscape. These features include entrance canopies, landscaping, lighting and signs.
- Provide main entrances along the primary street to create a pedestrian-friendly presence.
- Promote the use of sustainable design and construction practices both in construction phase and throughout the life of a building.
- Promote tree-lined secondary/internal street network.
- Provide alternative connections between neighborhoods to green spaces, parks, and commercial areas through walking / biking trails and sidewalks.