b. Compatible Infill, Additions & Renovations


  • The infill can be a strict or contemporary interpretation of the above mentioned architectural styles.
  • A single building should interpret a single architectural style.
  • Certain iconic locations should allow for more abstract interpretations of or departures from existing architectural styles.
  • Architectural detailing should accentuate the ground floor and emphasize the main entrance for the pedestrian.
  • The ground floor of mixed-use buildings should have at least 18-foot clear height to accommodate a range of uses.
  • Mixed-use buildings should have a continuous horizontal band between the ground floor and the second floor for the placement of ground floor signage.
  • The retail bulkhead should be 18 feet to 25 feet above grade to allow for ground floor signage.

Massing & Siting

  • There should be no setback from the sidewalk.
  • 3 to 5 story buildings.
  • 10 story maximum for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) as defined in the LDR.
  • 3 story maximum in the Downtown Historic Village.
  • Medium to High-density Mixed-use buildings.
  • Service and loading should be incorporated into the development and screened from view.
  • The ground floor should have at least 18 feet of clear height to accommodate a range of uses.


Construction materials should be high quality and durable. Such materials should withstand most degradation from water, moisture, light, natural disasters, and other site and climate conditions. Strategies for product selection and construction techniques can be found in the LEED for Homes. Many of these strategies are applicable beyond residential uses.

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Row of Buildings with the Corner One Having a Cone Shape
Businesses on a Busy Street
People Walking Along a Street with Palm Trees and Buildings

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Green and Blue Building with Flowers at Each Window