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Building and Parking Placement

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The zoning code generally prescribes the location of building in relationship to the street property lines and other interior property lines.  Depending on the specific district, the allowable and permitted location of building is often expressed in minimum and maximum setback.  The "Design Standards" section of each zoning chapter, which follows the "Uses" section of each, details the limitations, often in a chart type manner.  The code and specific district chapters should be consulted.
For the ease of understanding, the following PDF is offered to better illustrate how these minimum and maximum dimensions would be determined.
Zoning Diagrams (PDF)


Site Layout Diagram

The illustration above demonstrates a number of site elements included on a hypothetical building development.  Included are the following: 
  -Overall building and parking lot placement
  -Entrance location
  -Building Proportions meeting the setback requirements
  -Parking lot street edge landscaping requirements
  -Interior parking lot landscape requirements
  -Screening of dumpsters
  -Buffer landscaping
  -Sustainable storm water management techniques
  -Bicycle facilities
  -Street Activation


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