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Applications for a building with a ground floor (footprint) area of twenty thousand (20,000) square feet or more or for development with an aggregate ground floor (footprint) square footage of twenty thousand (20,000) square feet or more must include a site plan, colored building elevations of all sides and a three (3) dimensional rendering that demonstrates the application complies with the following standards:

A. Vehicle access and parking lots properly designed for safety, efficiency and mitigation of adverse environmental impacts. Parking lot design must incorporate landscaped and shade trees throughout the lot to mitigate for major heat islands, and to break up large asphalt areas.

B. Building façade must include:

1. Substantial façade shifts every ten feet (10') in the horizontal plane, and every fifty feet (50') in the vertical plane;

2. Vertical articulation and variation from floor to floor created with color, materials, pitch dormers, gable ends, cornice detailing, or similar details;

3. A combination of doors, windows, texture, projections, awnings or canopies on the base floor elevation to reinforce a perception of pedestrian scale.

C. Building colors are limited to natural, muted tones that emulate the local geologic formations common to the area and blend with the predominant colors of the natural surroundings.

D. Protection of Residential Zones: Where any administrative professional zone adjoins any residential zone, as part of the required setbacks, there shall be provided and maintained along such property line a six-foot (6') solid masonry fence and a ten-foot (10') landscape buffer to protect the adjoining residential property. Landscape buffer shall consist of a minimum of one (1) tree every twenty linear feet (20'). Required trees shall be a minimum of one and one-half inch (1-1/2") diameter measured six inches (6") above the soil surface. In addition to the required trees, a minimum of five (5) plants or shrubs shall be planted per every one hundred linear feet (100'). Trees and shrubs may be arranged in either rows or clustered. (Ord. 2019-10-002, 10-10-2019; amd. Ord. 2020-06-002, 6-4-2020)