Chapter 19.50
DESIGN STANDARDS FOR MIXED USE ZONES

Sections:

19.50.010    Purpose.

19.50.020    Authority and applications.

19.50.030    Review process.

19.50.040    Setbacks.

19.50.050    Height.

19.50.060    Walkways.

19.50.070    Gateways.

19.50.080    Courtyards.

19.50.090    Plazas.

19.50.100    Primary building facades.

19.50.110    Secondary building facades.

19.50.120    Significant corners.

19.50.130    Architectural features.

19.50.140    Projections.

19.50.150    Awnings and canopies.

19.50.160    Building materials.

19.50.170    Colors.

19.50.180    Roof design and materials.

19.50.190    Materials to avoid.

19.50.200    Storefronts.

19.50.210    Windows.

19.50.220    Doors and entryways.

19.50.230    Parking – General.

19.50.240    On-street parking.

19.50.250    Structured parking.

19.50.260    Loading spaces.

19.50.270    Streetscapes.

19.50.280    Street paving.

19.50.290    Sidewalks and curbs.

19.50.300    Street lighting.

19.50.310    Special effects lighting.

19.50.320    Street trees and landscaping.

19.50.330    Street furniture.

19.50.340    Artwork.

19.50.350    Water features.

19.50.360    Transit facilities.

19.50.370    Outdoor kiosks.

19.50.380    Trash and recycling receptacles.

19.50.390    Utility accessories.

19.50.400    Handrails and fencing.

19.50.410    Bollards.

19.50.420    Bicycle racks.

19.50.430    Mailboxes and other miscellaneous features.

19.50.440    Major arterials.

19.50.450    Other arterials.

19.50.010 Purpose.

The following design standards are intended to promote integrated development and pedestrian-oriented design and to improve the character and quality of development in the Mixed Use zones.

A. Design standards help guide architects, developers and property owners to know what is expected of their development projects, and what could make their designs responsive to the plans and policies adopted by the City, as outlined in the City’s Vision and Comprehensive Plan and other City documents.

B. Examples or illustrations of how certain design standards can be achieved are included. The graphic examples are just that – examples. They are not the only acceptable solutions. Applicants and project designers may consider designs, styles and techniques which are not pictured in the examples but fulfill the intent of the design standards.

C. The design standards also provide ways to reduce negative impacts of development on abutting and adjacent properties.

D. The standards help establish a character for the commercial and mixed use areas which includes varied uses and is pedestrian-friendly. Impacts of the automobile are reduced, while easy access and movement through the area are maintained. The standards will implement the intent of the City of University Place Comprehensive Plan.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020; Ord. 607 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 544 § 1 (Exh. A), 2009; Ord. 452 § 1 (Exh. C), 2005; Ord. 443 § 1 (Exh. A), 2005; Ord. 394 § 1, 2003; Ord. 307 § 2, 2001).

19.50.020 Authority and applications.

A. The provisions of this chapter shall augment and/or supersede existing regulations in the University Place zoning code in all Mixed Use zones defined in the official zoning map. The chapter provisions shall apply to and are subject to the following:

1. All new construction on vacant land requiring building or development permits.

2. Major redevelopment (as defined in Chapter 19.10 UPMC).

3. Major improvement (as defined in Chapter 19.10 UPMC).

4. When the provisions of this chapter apply, they apply to the entire property where the use is situated.

5. Renovation of an existing single-family structure for residential or commercial use is exempt from this chapter, provided no expansion of the structure occurs.

6. Standards are mandatory while guidelines are discretionary.

7. A minimum of 50 percent of a project site’s building floor area at the ground floor level at storefront locations shown on the regulating plan (UPMC 19.54.040) shall be designed to accommodate commercial or other nonresidential or nonparking use(s). Residential or residential accessory uses other than parking may occupy this space, provided the space is not rendered unusable for future commercial uses.

8. Any exterior alterations shall comply with these standards. When expanding the footprint of an existing building that is nonconforming with regard to its distance from the edge of a sidewalk, the building footprint shall be expanded in the direction of the sidewalk to decrease the nonconforming setback, unless it can be demonstrated this is not structurally possible.

9. When reference is made to required or recommended use, streetscape amenity landscaping or parking in the zone, refer to specific standards and/or guidelines regarding those items. For example, if landscaping is required in parking areas, refer to the landscaping section in streetscapes for specific plant and irrigation standards and guidelines.

B. All University Place Municipal Code provisions apply unless preempted by a specific standard in this title. The following UPMC provisions do not apply:

19.65.100, Street frontage landscaping.

19.65.120, Perimeter landscape buffering.*

19.65.270 – 19.65.320, tree preservation.

19.75.090(G), signs on marquees, canopies and awnings.

* Except adjacent to R1 and R2 zones.

C. The following zoning classifications are exempt from the provisions of this chapter:

1. Neighborhood Commercial;

2. Multifamily – Low;

3. Multifamily – High;

4. Residential 1;

5. Residential 2; and

6. Parks and Open Space.

D. When provisions included in these design standards conflict with the definitions in Chapter 19.10 UPMC and requirements of the University Place zoning code, these design standards shall apply unless otherwise provided. These design standards shall not supersede provisions of the zoning code regarding uses and density.

E. When provisions included in these design standards conflict with Shoreline Master Program requirements in UPMC Title 18, the Shoreline Master Program requirements shall apply.

F. The following mixed use design standards adopted by reference in this chapter shall apply to the Mixed Use – Maritime zone:

1. Pedestrian circulation.

2. Site Planning and Building Placement. Provisions relating to exterior lighting and abutting development.

3. Open space and amenities.

4. Building Design. Provisions relating to pedestrian building entries, treatment of blank walls, roof lines, rooftop equipment, and character and massing.

5. Surface Parking. Provisions relating to encouraging joint-use parking areas, parking lot landscaping and treatment of perimeter, and pedestrian circulation through parking lots.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020; Ord. 662 § 1 (Exh. A), 2015; Ord. 628 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 607 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 544 § 1 (Exh. A), 2009; Ord. 452 § 1 (Exh. C), 2005; Ord. 443 § 1 (Exh. A), 2005; Ord. 394 § 1, 2003; Ord. 307 § 2, 2001. Formerly 19.50.030).

19.50.030 Review process.

Design standard review approval is required when these standards apply (Chapter 19.85 UPMC). The City shall review such applications in accordance with UPMC 19.85.050.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020; Ord. 607 § 1 (Exh. A 19.50.040), 2012; Ord. 559 § 5 (Exh. A), 2009; Ord. 452 § 1 (Exh. C), 2005; Ord. 443 § 1 (Exh. A), 2005; Ord. 394 § 1, 2003; Ord. 307 § 2, 2001. Formerly 19.50.040).

19.50.040 Setbacks.

Building to the back of the sidewalk, courtyard or plaza facilitates easy pedestrian access. Varying building setback and projection provides horizontal articulation and architectural interest.

A. Standards.

1. All site plan layouts shall give first consideration to pedestrians.

2. All buildings shall be oriented and built at the edge of the sidewalk except:

a. Where a plaza or courtyard lies between the building and sidewalk, in which case the building shall be built to the edge of the plaza or courtyard.

b. At significant corners a minimum setback of 20 feet is required between the building and sidewalk, to accommodate a plaza or courtyard.

c. When a minimum of 60 percent of a lot’s street frontage is occupied by buildings, additional buildings can be built in the interior of the project site.

d. As provided in subsection (B) of this section.

3. No side setbacks are required; however, if a building is set back, then a minimum of 10 feet is required to provide access between buildings.

4. At least 40 percent of the street facade of a building shall be set back a maximum of 10 feet to provide horizontal articulation of the building facade.

5. A minimum 30-foot setback is required from R1 and R2 zones, except that accessory structures no greater than 15 feet in height may be located 10 feet from R1 or R2 zones provided:

a. For all enclosed structures such as garages and sheds all openings are directed away from R1 and R2 zones; and

b. For all unenclosed structures such as carports and gazebos a fence shall be located between the structure(s) and the R1 or R2 zone to mitigate noise and light impacts.

B. Drive-Through and Drive-Up Facilities in Commercial Center Exception.

1. Where drive-through or drive-up facilities are proposed to be located within existing commercial centers, and where drive-through lanes are permitted between a building and a street in accordance with UPMC 19.70.130(D)(2)(d)(1), a minimum of two of the following requirements shall be met:

a. An additional pedestrian connection between the public street and the principal building within the commercial center.

b. An additional pedestrian connection to a second public street for commercial centers with two or more street frontages.

c. Provide two additional pedestrian connections between parking areas located within the center and buildings within the center.

d. Provide an additional 750 square feet of plaza area within the commercial center. The plaza area shall be improved in accordance with this chapter.

e. Provide a pedestrian connection from the principal building to a neighboring property.

f. Provide enhanced walkways that exceed the design standards through landscaping and design.

g. Provide enhancement to an existing pedestrian connection within the commercial center, or upgrade the existing connection to current pedestrian connection standards as described in subsection (B)(2) of this section.

h. Provide amenities that achieve the goal of the Mixed Use – Urban zone, that meet or exceed the options listed above and are approved by the Director.

2. Pedestrian connections shall be a minimum of five feet wide. Raised walkways are preferred. The City may consider alternative designs where major design challenges exist. The walkways shall be differentiated from the parking area by use of alternate materials or finishes. Paint-striped walkways would not be allowed to meet this requirement. Alternate materials can include but are not limited to: concrete, pavers, stamped and painted asphalt, or others subject to City approval.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.050 Height.

A. Standards.

1. The maximum building height abutting R1 and R2 zoned property shall be 45 feet subject to the following:

a. Architectural embellishments that are not intended for human occupancy and are integral to the architectural style of the building, including parapet walls, towers, cupolas, domes and roof, may exceed building height up to 10 percent of the permitted building height.

b. Mechanical penthouses over elevator shafts, ventilator shafts, rooftop access, antennas, chimneys, fire sprinkler tanks or other mechanical equipment may extend up to 10 feet above the permitted building height; provided, that they shall be set back from the exterior wall of the building at least a distance that is equal to their height, or they shall be treated architecturally or located within enclosures with an architectural treatment so as to be consistent or compatible with the exterior design of the building facade.

2. Buildings shall be a minimum of 25 feet in height.

3. On arterial streets and Market Place height shall be measured from the elevation of the arterial street which abuts the building at the midpoint of the building to the midpoint of a gabled or pitched roof or the top of a flat or parapet roof. Where there is no arterial street abutting the property, height shall be measured in accordance with UPMC 19.10.030 and 19.45.050.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.060 Walkways.

Walkways are connections that give pedestrians access to plazas, courtyards, streets or parking areas.

A. Standards.

1. Walkways shall be a minimum of seven feet wide unless located between buildings that are 20 feet or less apart, then the walkways shall be a minimum of 10 feet in width.

2. Provide decorative paving, lighting, landscaping and at least one discovery element such as artwork, potted plants, or murals within walkways.

3. The design of buildings and structures adjacent to walkways shall allow ample sunlight to light the walkway during daylight hours and walkways shall be well lit at night to enhance safety.

4. Where there are setbacks between buildings, walkways shall be provided to provide better pedestrian circulation.

B. Guidelines.

1. Walkways should have storefronts facing them; if possible, storefront entries should open to walkways. Windows should face walkways. Windows facing walkways allow people to see out into the walkway, enhancing safety.

2. Where appropriate, accommodate cafe seating.

3. Provide a distinct character to help with orientation, such as a name or unique decorative paving treatment.

4. Curve walkways around landscaping and other streetscape features to provide interest.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.070 Gateways.

Gateways are elements that provide a sense of arrival for pedestrians and/or vehicles.

A. Standards.

1. Provide a gateway to at least one principal entrance to a plaza or building.

2. Gateways shall have qualities that make them distinct from the surroundings, including but not limited to decorative paving, landscaping and signage.

3. A minimum of 25 percent of the gateway area shall be finished with decorative pavers, stamped concrete or a similar feature.

B. Guidelines.

1. Gateways can be freestanding elements or be designated by a change in pavement or landscaping design.

2. Gateways should incorporate elements unique to the South Puget Sound, reflecting local heritage.

3. Where an arch or other overhead feature provides a gateway, consider hanging elements such as flowerpots or decorations to provide interest.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.080 Courtyards.

Courtyards are smaller improved open space areas that allow pedestrians to relax and enjoy the outdoors.

A. Standards.

1. Commercial or mixed use developments shall have at least one courtyard.

2. All developments over 2,000 square feet shall provide one courtyard.

3. The size of the courtyard(s) shall be 2.5 percent of the building footprint or footprints of all the buildings within a multiple-building development.

4. The maximum size of a courtyard shall be 500 square feet. Multiple courtyards may be used or required to meet this requirement.

5. Install seating in courtyards to provide an inviting place to sit back and relax.

a. A minimum of 10 percent of the courtyard area shall be landscaped with trees, shrubs and groundcover. Landscaping should reflect a respect for and sustainability of the environment.

b. A minimum of 25 percent of the courtyard area shall be finished with decorative pavers or stamped concrete.

B. Guidelines.

1. Use decorative pavement in courtyards.

2. Provide art or a water feature accessible to the public, encouraging discovery.

3. Provide landscaping treatments or gardens that allow interaction.

4. Provide courtyards on ground level, along a walkway, on mid-level patios, or as part of a rooftop garden.

19.50.090 Plazas.

Plazas are gathering places with room and facilities to host special events, or to allow pedestrians to sit and enjoy the outdoors.

A. Standards.

1. All developments over 3,000 square feet shall provide a plaza.

2. The size of the plaza shall be 10 percent of the building footprint or footprints of all the buildings within a multiple-building development.

3. Provide in-ground electrical facilities and water bibs to facilitate temporary and seasonal uses.

4. Movable planters, bollards, outdoor seating, accessible artwork and other streetscape amenities shall be used to configure plaza uses.

5. Plazas shall include a water feature or artwork.

6. Plazas shall use decorative paving or distinctive surface treatments to distinguish active from passive areas.

7. Include unreserved outdoor seating for relaxation or eating by providing amenities, benches, tables and trash receptacles.

8. A minimum of 10 percent of the plaza area shall be landscaped with trees, shrubs and groundcover. Landscaping may be in-ground or potted.

9. A minimum of 25 percent of the plaza area shall be finished with decorative pavers, stamped concrete or a similar feature.

10. Use special effects lighting to highlight significant features such as a water feature, artwork or a building facade adjacent to the plaza.

B. Guidelines.

1. Bollards, outdoor seating and planters should be used rather than curbs where a plaza abuts a street to allow the plaza to expand for certain large events.

2. Use decorative pavers or distinctive surface treatments to distinguish active and passive areas within plazas. Active areas should be vibrant; passive areas should be relaxing.

3. Create places for individuals and groups.

4. Provide piped-in music with inconspicuous speakers to provide acoustic atmosphere during events or to highlight a season.

5. Choreographed or recreational fountains are encouraged.

6. To facilitate special events, a temporary bandstand, stage or in-ground electrical facilities for which a stage could be erected may be appropriate in some plazas.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.100 Primary building facades.

A building’s primary facade is the elevation that faces pedestrian-intensive streets and/or public open spaces.

A. Standards.

1. Use only high quality materials on primary facades.

2. Divide horizontal facades into vertical segments not greater than 50 feet in width to provide differentiation and the appearance that the street was developed over time.

3. To articulate the horizontal primary building facade, vertical segments shall be different in color and shall include two or more of the following architectural elements:

a. Columns.

b. Mullions.

c. Projections.

d. Setbacks.

e. Style.

f. Material.

4. Provide vertical facade articulation by including a cornice, lintel or header separating the first floor and upper floors.

5. Integrate top-to-bottom building architecture.

6. Blank walls, including walls distinguished only by changes in color, are prohibited.

7. Primary facades shall have a higher level of architectural detail at street level and on storefront designs.

8. Provide a cornice or eaves to create distinctive rooflines.

B. Guidelines.

1. Although a change in the horizontal building facade is required at least every 50 feet, shorter segments of 15 to 30 feet are recommended.

2. Balconies, trellises, railings, and similar architectural elements should be added to upper floors.

3. At corners, the roof design should emphasize the corner.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.110 Secondary building facades.

Secondary facades are oriented toward pedestrian-only corridors.

A. Standards.

1. Maintain high quality materials on secondary facades.

2. Blank walls, including walls distinguished only by changes in color, are prohibited.

3. Secondary facade design shall be a simplified expression of the primary facade, with fewer vertical segment changes along the length of the facade.

B. Guidelines.

1. Provide a streetscape treatment that is complementary to the primary elevations, but that is executed in a simplified scheme.

2. Provide surprise elements, such as murals, portals, artwork or landscaping.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.120 Significant corners.

Significant corners are located at street intersections on Bridgeport Way West and include intersections at Cirque Drive, 44th Street West, 40th Street West, 37th Street West, 35th Street West, and 27th Street West. On 27th Street West at the intersection with Grandview Drive and the intersection of Mildred and 24th Street West. Significant corners shall include a distinctive architectural element.

A. Standards.

1. Significant corners shall have a standout architectural design. Standout architectural design shall be achieved by one of the following methods or approved equivalent:

a. An element such as a tower that projects higher than the surrounding buildings.

b. A concave facade.

c. A rounded facade.

d. An angled facade.

2. Provide the highest level of architectural detail and high quality material at significant corners.

3. A plaza or courtyard shall be located between the building facade and the sidewalk. This plaza or courtyard area may be used to meet plaza or courtyard area requirements.

B. Guidelines.

1. Significant corners may have entrances at street level while others may only be distinguished architecturally.

2. Building corners should have distinctive character from block to block to help with orientation.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.130 Architectural features.

Architectural features, including columns, cornices, mullions, balconies, railings and window boxes, add interest to a building.

A. Standards.

1. On buildings where an upper story setback is provided, the setback should be improved with an upper story courtyard, balcony or roof garden.

B. Guidelines.

1. Traditional elements found around windows, such as shutters, lintels and windowsills, should be used to provide character and detail to facades.

2. Incorporate trestles on upper floors to add interest.

3. Developers, tenants and residents should be encouraged to provide plants on upper story balconies.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.140 Projections.

Projections include awnings, canopies, signs and architectural features.

A. Standards.

1. Projections into a public right-of-way require a right-of-way permit.

2. Projections shall be more than eight feet above the ground elevation.

3. Projections shall not interfere with trees, utilities, transit shelters or other street furnishings.

4. Individual AC units and fire escape ladders shall not be permitted on the exterior of buildings.

5. The minimum pedestrian zone width shall be maintained unobstructed.

B. Guidelines.

1. Roof eaves may project up to 36 inches beyond the building face or architectural projection.

2. Satellite dishes should not be allowed on primary facades, secondary facades and significant corners.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.150 Awnings and canopies.

Awnings and canopies provide protection from the elements and add dimension to a building facade.

A. Standards.

1. Design and placement of canopies or awnings shall be proportional to the size of the building facade.

2. On buildings with canopies, canopies shall be designed as an integral part of the building.

3. Ground-mounted canopy or awning supports shall be placed at least two feet from the back edge of the curb.

4. Canopies shall not extend along the full length of a facade creating an arcade.

5. Individual awnings and canopies shall not exceed 30 feet in length.

6. Canopies shall extend a minimum of five feet over sidewalks to provide protection from inclement weather.

7. Awnings shall be made of a durable material such as woven fabric or canvas. Vinyl awnings are prohibited.

8. Canopies shall be made of permanent materials such as wood, metal and/or glass.

9. Awnings shall not be internally lit.

B. Guidelines.

1. Provide awnings in strategic locations to provide pedestrians shelter from weather.

2. Collective placement of awnings along a street should maintain overall design integrity and avoid a uniform awning layout.

3. Awnings should accommodate comfortable pedestrian access and sight lines.

4. Retractable or open side awnings are preferred. Awning and canopy colors should complement building color.

5. Close-ended canopies are discouraged.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.160 Building materials.

Building materials native to the Northwest provide a character in keeping with the vision.

A. Standards.

1. Use high quality materials that enhance the building and convey a sense of permanence. Durable materials are especially critical at street level where pedestrian contact will be considerable.

2. Opaque, smoked and reflective glass shall be used for accents only.

B. Guidelines.

1. On primary facades and significant corners materials native to the Northwest should be used whenever possible, including:

a. Smooth exterior grade woods, such as oak, maple, fir and hemlock.

b. Cobbles, river rock, slate and granite.

2. Desirable facade materials for new or renovated facades also include:

a. Brick, tile and stone, including marble.

b. Decorative fiber-reinforced cement.

c. Glass.

d. Other woods.

3. Nonnative materials, such as those listed below, may be used for architectural trim and accent applications, including, but not limited to, cornices and decorative brackets, frieze panels, decorative lintels, shutters and porch and balcony railings.

a. Cast iron, bronze, brass, copper (including terne coated).

b. Glazed ceramic and porcelain tile.

c. Glass, brick and metal.

d. Fiber-reinforced plastic (not including plastic or vinyl siding products).

4. Building materials and construction methods should be “green” to the greatest extent possible, to emphasize the core value of a sustainable environment and conservation of natural resources including energy.

5. Developers should use the New Buildings Institute Energy Benchmark for High Performance Buildings to improve indoor environmental quality and energy efficiency.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.170 Colors.

Colors common in nature around the South Puget Sound create community that fits in the region.

A. Standards.

1. Primary colors shall be natural to the South Puget Sound. Bright, highly contrasting colors shall only be used as accents.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.180 Roof design and materials.

Varied rooflines and materials are important elements to articulate building facades both vertically and horizontally.

A. Standards.

1. Roofing materials visible from streets, plazas or courtyards shall be finished with an attractive nonreflective material, including, but not limited to, wood shingles, copper (including terne coated), factory-finished painted metal, slate, synthetic slate, terra cotta and cement tile and glass fiber shingles.

2. Adjacent buildings with roofs visible from streets and plazas or courtyards shall use a different slope, design, type or color of roof material to break up building mass and provide variety.

3. Articulate roof form and material to break up building mass.

4. Rooftop mechanical equipment shall not be visible from adjacent rights-of-way or neighboring properties’ ground floors. The equipment shall be integrated into the building design or set back from the edge of the roof at a distance far enough to not be visible.

5. Roof flashing shall not be visible from streets, plazas or courtyards.

B. Guidelines.

1. Rooftop courtyards and gardens are encouraged.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.190 Materials to avoid.

Inexpensive materials detract from the quality the community envisions for mixed use zones.

A. Standards.

1. Multi-floor glass curtain walls are prohibited. Integrate glass with other materials.

2. Vinyl siding may only be used above 20 feet or a second story, whichever is greater.

3. Unfinished concrete block is prohibited.

4. Chain link fencing and unfinished wood fencing are prohibited.

5. Decorative metal gates or fences are allowed.

6. Roll-up metal security doors in front of storefronts and exterior-applied metal security bars are prohibited. Roll-up metal doors are allowed at service entrances.

B. Guidelines.

1. Avoid large expanses and nondetailed stucco. Integrate stucco with other materials.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.200 Storefronts.

Quality storefront design is welcoming and improves safety.

A. Standards.

1. Storefront design shall include at least one of the following elements:

a. A large display window or windows of clear glass.

b. A large header.

c. A canopy or awning.

d. A recessed entry.

e. A projected entry.

2. Vacant storefronts shall be attractively screened using a painted screen rather than boarded up. The painted screen should display a mural or advertise the coming use. Advertising shall be considered a sign.

3. Window displays shall display merchandise or services sold by the tenant. Storefront display windows shall not be blocked off to prevent views into or out of the store.

4. Tenants shall avoid cookie cutter representations of their identity and create an expression that is complementary to the area architecture.

5. Storefronts shall be predominantly glassed to provide views into the store, but glass shall not be the exclusive material.

6. A sidewalk merchandising zone for the temporary display of merchandise extends two feet from the building facade. A right-of-way permit is required to utilize this merchandising zone in the public right-of-way.

B. Lighting.

1. Storefront facades, recessed doorways, outdoor spaces and passageways shall be lit.

2. Fixtures shall be located and angled to ensure that they spotlight the tenant’s merchandise and do not point toward the window or cause distracting reflections. Use down lighting or cut-off lenses to avoid excessive glare.

3. Include “after hours” lighting within the fronts of stores to contribute to pedestrian lighting and provide for a comfortable nighttime strolling experience.

4. Lighting fixtures shall not extend more than three feet from the facade or hang below eight feet.

C. Guidelines.

1. Storefront designs should express their individual character or brand identity so that a varied texture and experience can be achieved along the length of the street.

2. Modern and creative design solutions may be employed if the traditional storefront proportions are maintained.

3. Display window designs should allow a visual connection between the interior and exterior.

4. Landscaping and potted or hanging plants should be used to provide accents and depth.

5. Limit the number of light fixtures to prevent a cluttered look.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.210 Windows.

Ground floor window displays add interest for shoppers and pedestrians. Upper story windows help put “eyes on the street,” creating a safer and more welcoming atmosphere.

A. Standards.

1. Upper story windows shall be designed to create shadow lines or to break up flat surfaces by recessing, projecting or trimming windows.

2. Fake and masked-off windows are prohibited.

3. A minimum of 60 percent of the ground floor facade located in the storefront designated areas shall be in nonreflective transparent glazing.

4. Windows shall comprise at least 40 percent of the primary upper floor facades visible from streets and at least 20 percent of other upper floor facades and should reflect a rhythm, scale, and proportion compatible with the overall building design.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.220 Doors and entryways.

Doors and entryways provide a welcoming sense of arrival and attract people to enter.

A. Standards.

1. Primary building and store entrances shall be oriented toward the principal street except in Level II commercial centers. Where a grade difference of more than six feet and a slope greater than 150 percent between the adjacent street and the property in question preclude direct pedestrian entrance from a street, a minimum of two of the following requirements shall be met:

a. An additional pedestrian connection between the public street and the principal building within the commercial center.

b. An additional pedestrian connection to a second public street for commercial centers with two or more street frontages.

c. Provide two additional pedestrian connections between parking areas located within the center and buildings within the center.

d. Provide an additional 750 square feet of plaza area within the shopping center. The plaza area shall be improved in accordance with this chapter.

e. Provide a pedestrian connection from the principal building to a neighboring property.

f. Provide enhanced walkways that exceed the design standards through landscaping and design.

g. Provide enhancement to an existing pedestrian connection within the commercial center, or upgrade the existing connection to current pedestrian connection standards as described in subsection (A)(2) of this section.

h. Provide amenities that achieve the goal of the Mixed Use – Urban zone that meet or exceed the options listed above and are approved by the Director.

2. Pedestrian connections shall be a minimum of five feet wide. Raised walkways are preferred. The City may consider alternative designs where major design challenges exist. The walkways shall be differentiated from the parking area by use of alternate materials or finishes. Paint-striped walkways would not be allowed to meet this requirement. Alternate materials can include but are not limited to: concrete, pavers, stamped and painted asphalt, or others subject to City approval.

3. Recessed or projecting entrances shall be designed so that they do not exceed 50 percent of the width of the storefront, nor 10 feet in depth/projection.

4. Placement and design of doors shall provide a direct connection to the sidewalks and streets.

5. Provide a diversity of entrance types, including recessed, projecting and traditional entrances.

B. Guidelines.

1. Tenants should create a unique and identifiable entryway that distinguishes their brand identity.

2. Additional entrances may be on a walkway, plaza or courtyard.

3. Restaurants are encouraged to provide a clear throughway and a visual connection to exterior seating areas.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.230 Parking – General.

On-street, structured and surface parking provides a choice of parking opportunities.

A. Standards.

1. With the following exceptions, parking shall be provided pursuant to Chapter 19.60 UPMC:

a. Entries and exits to and from parking areas shall be clearly marked for both vehicles and pedestrians by changes in material, lighting, and signage.

b. Provide raised or clearly marked walkways in surface and structured parking lots.

c. Abutting on-street parking and shared parking may be counted toward the off-street parking requirement.

d. Compact spaces shall not be allowed on street and shall be limited to off-street parking locations.

e. Parking lots shall be in the rear, in the interior of a block or in structured parking in the interior of a block, below a structure or hidden by the structure.

f. Surface parking lots must be located to the side or rear of buildings.

g. Delineate parking for residential uses from parking for other uses.

h. A maximum of two levels of structured parking is allowed abutting an R1 and R2 zone, except that a third level may be added provided the third level is set back an additional 30 feet and the perimeter buffer is increased to 30 feet wide and a third row of evergreen trees is planted 15 feet on center in accordance with Chapter 19.65 UPMC.

i. Surface parking lots and parking structures adjacent to Homestead Park shall install a Level II buffer between parking and the park. Parking structures shall also provide planter boxes and vegetation to screen at least 50 percent of the building.

j. Design landscaping in surface parking lots to accommodate stormwater runoff and infiltration in accordance with the Low Impact Development Technical Guidance Manual for Puget Sound.

B. Guidelines.

1. Meeting parking requirements with off-street surface parking is discouraged.

2. Use design landscaping in surface parking lots to handle stormwater runoff.

3. Consider durable pervious surfaces to reduce stormwater runoff.

4. Use native plants in parking lot landscaping.

5. Consider using pavers, colored concrete and landscaping to delineate walkways through parking lots.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.240 On-street parking.

On-street parking provides easy access to shops and provides a separation between vehicles and pedestrians. On-street parking can be attractive and flexible.

A. Standards.

1. Only parallel and back-in angle parking is permitted in public rights-of-way.

2. Provide bump-outs to delineate the end of parking from an intersection or crosswalk.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.250 Structured parking.

Structured parking that takes advantage of the topography is preferred.

A. Standards.

1. Entrances to structured parking shall be the minimum size to permit reasonable entry and shall be consistent with the building facade design.

2. Any elevation of a parking structure visible from an adjacent street or a residential zone shall have a solid decorative parapet wall of not less than 46 inches high and shall utilize materials and colors consistent with the surrounding buildings.

3. On walls facing a residential zone, planter boxes supporting vines and other vegetative screening materials shall be attached to the exterior of the structure.

4. If not abutting a street, structured parking facilities shall be provided with adequate access from public streets via a private drive and/or an access easement.

5. Provide high ceilings and ample lighting at pedestrian entrances to elevate safety and comfort.

B. Guidelines.

1. Structured parking should not be visible, except at entrances.

2. Provide enough clearance and appropriate curve radius in structured parking to facilitate delivery, maintenance and emergency vehicle routes.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.260 Loading spaces.

A. Standards.

1. The minimum dimensions of loading spaces shall be as follows:

a. Regular size space: 10 feet by 25 feet.

b. Large space: 10 feet by 50 feet.

2. The calculation of the minimum number of off-street loading spaces shall be in conformance with the following schedule:

a. Office uses or portion of building devoted to office uses:

(1) Zero to 49,999 square feet (sf): zero spaces.

(2) Fifty thousand to 149,999 sf: one regular space.

(3) One hundred fifty thousand to 249,999 sf: two regular spaces.

(4) Two hundred fifty thousand sf and up: three regular spaces.

b. Retail uses with the following tenant size:

(1) Zero to 9,999 sf: zero spaces.

(2) Ten thousand to 49,999 sf: one regular space.

(3) Fifty thousand to 99,999 sf: one regular space and one large space.

(4) One hundred thousand sf and up: two large spaces.

c. Restaurant uses with the following tenant size:

(1) Zero to 9,999 sf: zero spaces.

(2) Ten thousand sf and up: one regular space.

3. Loading spaces that are adjacent and accessible to several buildings or tenant spaces, including buildings and tenant spaces on separate lots, may be used to meet the loading requirements for the individual buildings or tenants; provided, that: (a) the number of spaces satisfies the requirements for the combined square footages for the buildings or tenants in question, and (b) an agreement evidencing the right of tenants to share the loading spaces shall be provided to the City.

4. Loading and service areas shall be located and designed to minimize visibility from streets, public spaces and semi-public spaces. Loading areas shall be underground or recessed to hide them from view.

5. Use walls and/or landscaping to screen views of loading areas.

6. Install attractive loading dock doors so that when not in use loading docks do not present an eyesore.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.270 Streetscapes.

A. General Requirements. The purpose of this section is to provide for the coordinated provision of functional and aesthetically pleasing transportation and related facilities. The streetscape is comprised of streets, sidewalks and all features located within the street, sidewalk or right-of-way.

B. Standards.

1. Streetscapes shall be designed at a pedestrian scale to promote a feeling of comfort and security.

2. Streets shall be designed to promote multiple modes of transportation.

3. Pedestrian circulation shall be facilitated via wide sidewalks, walkways, well-defined crossings and utilization of on-street parking.

4. Streetscapes shall be designed to encourage visual interest.

5. Sidewalks shall include a pedestrian zone directly adjacent to storefronts and an amenity zone for roadside features, located adjacent to the street edge.

6. All roadside features, except as otherwise noted, shall be in the sidewalk amenity zone.

7. Building and site features shall not project into the pedestrian zone within the vertical area eight feet above sidewalk grade, except as specifically allowed by these standards. In no case shall projections reduce the width of the pedestrian zone to less than the minimum required.

8. Roadside features located adjacent to parallel parking lanes shall be set back a minimum of 30 inches from face of curb/edge of street.

9. Roadside features shall be designed and placed to minimize visual obstruction of adjacent building signage, windows and entries.

C. Guidelines.

1. Unique elements of the streetscape should catch people’s attention as they move down the street.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.280 Street paving.

The intent of this section is to provide for decorative pavers, stamped and/or colored concrete or asphalt to designate special use areas along streets, including gateways, crosswalks and key intersections.

A. Standards.

1. Streets shall be paved with asphalt concrete, except at key intersections, gateways and crosswalks.

2. Key intersections, gateways and crosswalks, as specifically identified in other sections of this title, shall be constructed of stamped concrete or asphalt, or brick or asphalt pavers.

3. Painted stop bars are required at all crossings and intersections.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.290 Sidewalks and curbs.

The intent of this section is to provide for safe and attractive sidewalks and curbs on streets. Wide, attractive sidewalks provide ample room for pedestrians to stroll, pass, linger and enjoy streetscape amenities.

A. Standards.

1. Sidewalks shall be comprised of a pedestrian zone and an amenity zone.

2. Vertical curb and gutter shall be installed on all streets unless curbless parking is specifically required or allowed.

3. Except as otherwise allowed, sidewalks shall be constructed of a simple, uniform style of concrete.

4. Significant corners, gateways and other amenity areas as specifically identified in other sections of this title shall be constructed of subtle colored, patterned, scored, sandblasted or stamped concrete, pavers, bricks or similar materials. When significant corners are redeveloped they should use similar materials to the other redeveloped corners. The intent is to ensure a similar theme to the entire intersection.

B. Guidelines.

1. A subtle color, material or pattern change should be incorporated into the amenity zone to distinguish the separation from the pedestrian zone.

2. Complicated patterns, sharp color contrasts and bright colors should be avoided except when used in artwork or for accents.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.300 Street lighting.

The intent of this section is to provide for aesthetically pleasing and adequate lighting for both pedestrians and drivers. Streetlights create ambiance and a safe and welcoming environment.

A. Standards.

1. Streetlights shall provide both vehicular and pedestrian lighting. The model and level of illumination shall be as specified in UPMC Title 13.

2. Streetlights shall be designed with the capability to turn off selected lights during energy shortages.

3. Streetlights shall be located at the same distance from the street edge along the length of the entire street.

4. Luminaires shall be translucent or glare-free.

5. Diffusers and refractors shall be installed to reduce glare and light pollution, particularly adjacent to residential areas.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.310 Special effects lighting.

The intent of this section is to provide for special effects lighting that helps create an inviting and safe environment. Special effects lighting provides emphasis on architectural features, highlights vegetation and celebrates seasons.

A. Standards.

1. Special effects lighting shall be utilized in plazas to highlight required art or water features.

2. Effect lighting shall be used to highlight trees and other roadside features, buildings and site features as specifically identified in other sections of this title.

3. Lighting shall be shielded, as necessary, to avoid glare to pedestrians, vehicles and adjacent sites.

4. Outlets or fixtures for effect lighting shall be installed in tree grates or otherwise integrated in an unobtrusive manner.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.320 Street trees and landscaping.

The intent of this section is to provide for ample vegetation within the streetscape and plaza areas.

A. Standards.

1. Street trees shall be provided in accordance with UPMC 19.50.440 and 19.50.450, arterial streets.

2. Street trees shall include only those species specified in UPMC Title 13.

3. Street trees shall have a minimum diameter of that specified in UPMC Title 13.

4. Landscaping in courtyards and plazas shall include:

a. Canopy-type deciduous trees or spreading evergreen trees planted in clumps or strips with a mix of living evergreen and deciduous groundcovers and low shrubs. Up to 100 percent of the trees may be deciduous. There shall be at least one tree per 250 square feet of required landscaping area within courtyard and plaza areas.

b. The area that is not planted with trees shall be planted with shrubs and living groundcover chosen and planted to attain coverage of 90 percent within three years of planting. Shrubs shall be planted at a density of five shrubs per 250 square feet of that portion of the landscape area that is not planted in groundcover. Lawn may be used for up to 75 percent of the required groundcover.

5. Landscaping located on private property shall be approved by the Department of Community and Economic Development, prior to planting, as part of the review of landscape plans required by UPMC 19.65.200. Landscaping in the public right-of-way shall be in accordance with UPMC 13.20.870.

6. Particular care shall be used in tree selection and placement to avoid visual obstruction of adjacent retail signage, windows and entries.

7. If mixing species, different species shall be alternated in a regular pattern. Regular spacing is encouraged. Spacing may be altered where necessary to minimize visual obstruction of adjacent retail uses.

8. Trees shall be planted a uniform distance from the curb/edge of street.

9. Street trees shall be placed in tree grates, large planters or pots, or planter strip sections.

10. Planter strips shall be permanently irrigated per Chapter 13.20 UPMC.

11. Landscaped area shall include shrubs and groundcover sized and irrigated in accordance with Chapter 19.65 UPMC.

12. A maximum of 50 percent of required landscaping in plazas and courtyards may be potted.

13. Potted plants shall not be placed anywhere that impedes pedestrian or vehicular traffic and may function as a separation between pedestrians and vehicles.

14. Pots shall be of a uniform type.

15. Tree grates shall be designed to reflect local art, history or wildlife.

16. Tree grates shall allow for tree growth.

17. Tree grates shall be ADA approved.

18. Electrical outlets shall be provided within the tree grate area to allow for lighting opportunities.

B. Guidelines.

1. Potted plants may be used in addition to landscape planting areas to complement the surrounding streetscape by adding color and variety.

2. Large pots are preferred to fixed boxes to allow for maintenance or service access.

3. Larger trees are preferred and may be used to reduce the number of trees required, provided the overall diameter of required trees added together is not reduced.

(Ord. 749 § 26, 2021; Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.330 Street furniture.

The intent of this section is to provide for functional and attractive street furnishings. Street furnishings, including benches, chairs and tables, are an important element of the streetscape, providing pedestrian comfort and convenience.

A. Standards.

1. Street furniture shall be provided in accordance with UPMC 19.50.440 and 19.50.450, arterial streets.

2. Benches shall be Victor Stanley, Classic Style, SC-138 in VS Black. Other street furniture shall be complementary to the above style. When an exception is granted all furniture shall be a common model unless a unique type is integral to storefront design.

3. Street furniture shall be comfortable, durable, easy to clean and vandalism/graffiti resistant to the greatest extent possible.

4. Up to 25 percent of required seating may be provided by incorporating a bench into a planter box by widening planter and wall edges to provide seating.

5. Furniture other than cafe seating shall be permanently attached to the ground.

6. Cafe and restaurant seating if located on a public sidewalk shall meet the following:

a. A right-of-way permit shall be required.

b. The minimum pedestrian zone shall be maintained.

c. The seating shall not visually obstruct adjacent retail uses.

d. The seating does not displace other publicly beneficial amenities.

B. Guidelines.

1. Seating should be grouped together as much as possible and should be placed at busier pedestrian nodes and gathering points.

2. Seating should be oriented to take advantage of attractive views.

3. Street furniture should be oriented to maximize the feeling of comfort and security for both users and passing pedestrians.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.340 Artwork.

The intent of this section is to provide for artwork that reflects the values, culture and history of the Northwest and the City of University Place, complements building design and adds to our sense of place.

A. Standards.

1. Artwork in publicly owned places shall be consistent with the City public art policy.

2. Artwork shall be located within areas as specifically identified in other sections of this title.

3. Permanent art pieces shall not be located in areas designated for performing arts functions.

4. Artwork shall:

a. Be made of durable, weatherproof materials; and

b. Not interfere with pedestrian circulation or cause a traffic hazard; and

c. Be designed to avoid physical hazards to the public who come in contact with it.

B. Guidelines.

1. Art should reflect the values, culture and history of the Northwest and the City of University Place. Themes to consider include orchards, timber, mining, Vikings, canoe making, and wildlife such as bears, deer, salmon and waterfowl.

2. Appropriately scaled art pieces or sculptures should be located in the streetscape and in plazas and courtyards where they do not visually obscure adjacent retail uses.

3. Art pieces should be accessible physically and intellectually.

4. Local sources of art should be considered.

5. Artwork may be part of a collection or a single piece.

6. Artwork may include water, seating, planting, decorative architectural elements or plaza space as part of the design.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.350 Water features.

The intent of this section is to provide for water features with designs that reflect the community’s values or heritage, allow interaction with water and serve as focal points in plazas and courtyards.

A. Standards.

1. Water features shall be located in areas as specifically identified in other sections of this title.

2. Where required, water features shall allow people to interact with the display using at least one of the following:

a. Allow for ample pedestrian circulation on all sides.

b. Provide seating as part of the water feature design, using a low wall.

c. Promote physical contact with water.

3. Where required, water features shall be a minimum of 25 square feet and maintain a minimum constant or intermittent recirculating flow of 300 gallons per hour.

B. Guidelines.

1. Water features should be designed to reflect the community’s core values and an appreciation of nature, education and the arts.

2. Design water features that are attractive as art objects when water flow must be discontinued during times of drought or cold weather.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.360 Transit facilities.

The intent of this section is to promote multi-modal transportation options through public transit opportunities. Public transit is a key component of sustainable mixed use type development.

A. Standards.

1. Placement and design of transit facilities shall be coordinated with Pierce Transit. Non-Pierce Transit financing is required.

2. Transit facilities shall be designed and constructed to represent a common style throughout mixed use zones unless an exception is granted.

3. Streets where transit is expected to operate shall be built to arterial street standards, in order to withstand continuing transit vehicle use.

B. Guidelines.

1. Transit facilities should be near pedestrian crossings.

2. Transit patron waiting facilities should be covered for weather protection.

3. Transit stops should be convenient for pedestrians to facilitate their use and placed to be safely and efficiently served by transit vehicles.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.370 Outdoor kiosks.

The intent of this section is to provide for functional and attractive kiosks. Kiosks serve to provide information or direction, or are used for the sale of retail goods or food.

A. Standards.

1. Kiosks from which merchandise or food is sold shall be attended when open for business.

2. Kiosks shall be constructed of similar materials or given a similar finish as adjacent buildings.

3. Kiosks shall be well illuminated.

4. All sides of a kiosk shall have a finished look.

B. Guidelines.

1. Kiosks that provide information or directory assistance may be attended or unattended.

2. Kiosks should be accessible from all sides.

3. Kiosks should be located in areas of high pedestrian traffic.

4. Kiosks should be positioned to complement and respect other street furnishings such as benches and lighting.

5. Kiosks are not required to be fixed and may be mobile to allow for flexibility in public areas.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.380 Trash and recycling receptacles.

The intent of this section is to provide for functional and attractive trash and recycling receptacles. Trash and recycling receptacles include both streetscape and large facilities. Streetscape receptacles are attractively designed, matching other street furnishings, whereas large facilities are screened from view.

A. Standards.

1. Streetscape receptacles shall be Victory Stanley, Ironsites Series, SD-42, with side gate in VS Black. When an exception is granted all receptacles shall be the same model unless integral to storefront design.

2. Ash urns shall be Victory Stanley, Ironsites Series, S-20, in VS Black. When an exception is granted all urns shall be the same model unless integral to storefront design.

3. Recycling receptacles shall be of a similar style as the above-referenced trash receptacles. Design of recycling receptacles shall be acceptable to the local refuse service provider.

4. Streetscape receptacles shall be located at convenient locations, especially at intersections, and in the proximity of kiosks or restaurants where take-out food is sold or consumed.

5. Streetscape waste and recycling receptacles shall be permanently attached, have sealed bottoms and tops sufficient to keep contents dry and concealed from view, and be designed for easy collection and service.

6. Streetscape trash and recycling receptacles shall be durable, easy to clean and vandalism/graffiti resistant to the greatest extent possible.

7. Location of trash and recycling facilities shall be coordinated with the local refuse service provider.

8. Recycling receptacles shall be located in conjunction with at least 50 percent of all trash receptacles.

9. Large-scale trash and recycling collection sites, including dumpsters, shall be screened by a fence or wall at least as high as the receptacle and constructed of the same materials or given a similar finish as the buildings they serve.

10. The color of any screening fences or walls shall be consistent with adjacent buildings.

11. Trash and recycling receptacles shall be maintained in a sanitary condition, and shall be emptied when full.

B. Guidelines.

1. Trash and recycling receptacles should blend with surroundings and be visually unobtrusive.

2. Restaurants with outdoor seating should provide additional streetscape trash receptacles near seating.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.390 Utility accessories.

The intent of this section is to provide for functional and visually attractive utility accessories, including utility boxes, meters, manhole covers and fire hydrants.

A. Standards.

1. New utility systems shall be underground.

2. Utility accessories shall be uniform in design and color throughout a development and shall:

a. Blend in with surroundings to minimize visual and physical impact;

b. Be readily accessible and placed so as not to obstruct pedestrian movement; and

c. Be coordinated with other streetscape accessories.

3. Utility accessory design and construction must be approved by the Department of Community and Economic Development.

(Ord. 749 § 27, 2021; Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.400 Handrails and fencing.

The intent of this section is to provide for functional and attractive handrails and fencing.

A. Standards.

1. Handrails shall be installed where necessary for safety or where desired for aesthetics.

2. Low fencing or rails (36 inches or lower) shall be permitted where they provide a sense of enclosure in a larger open area, where they separate distinct areas and where they do not obstruct pedestrian mobility.

3. Handrails and fencing shall be designed to complement the architectural style of adjacent buildings.

4. Solid, slat and plastic fences are prohibited.

5. Chain link fences are prohibited, except when approved for public safety applications.

B. Guideline.

1. Metal is the preferred material.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.410 Bollards.

The intent of this section is to provide for functional and attractive bollards. Use of bollards is an attractive way to provide semi-permanent separation of uses.

A. Standards.

1. Bollards shall be uniform in design and color throughout a development unless integral to a specific storefront or restaurant design.

2. Bollards shall be set back from parking lanes to allow movement of car doors.

3. Bollards shall be utilized where necessary to physically separate vehicles from pedestrians.

4. Bollard color and design shall be similar to and aesthetically complement other streetscape elements including but not limited to street furniture and streetscape waste receptacles.

B. Guidelines.

1. Removable bollards may be utilized where service vehicles need periodic access and for street closures in the event of festivals or community events.

2. Bollards may be chained together to ensure pedestrian safety or to define areas for public functions.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.420 Bicycle racks.

The intent of this section is to provide for functional and interesting bicycle racks.

A. Standards.

1. All bike racks in a development shall be uniform in design or theme and consistent with the development’s design or function.

2. Bicycle racks shall be permanently mounted and located adjacent to areas with potential high bicycle traffic volumes.

3. Bicycle racks shall allow the frame and at least one wheel to be locked.

4. Bike racks shall be integrated into overall streetscape design.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.430 Mailboxes and other miscellaneous features.

The intent of this section is to provide direction for mailbox location, reduce street clutter and allow for the inclusion of miscellaneous street features.

A. Standards.

1. Mailboxes shall be located in coordination with the U.S. Postal Service.

2. All mailboxes shall be located inside buildings unless otherwise required by the U.S. Postal Service.

3. When located outside a building, mailboxes shall be designed and integrated with building design.

4. Other miscellaneous features typical to the streetscape environment shall be permitted subject to approval of the Director. Examples include cash machines, street speakers and parking meters.

B. Guidelines.

1. Mailboxes should be located in lobbies or common rooms.

2. Mailboxes should be grouped to the greatest extent possible.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.440 Major arterials.

Major arterials carry the highest volume of vehicular traffic. The envisioned streetscape is a pedestrian-friendly and highly visible retail street. Wide sidewalks and on-street parking provide a secure shopping environment separated from vehicular traffic. Streetscape amenities are designed to allow high visibility to passing motorists who are provided parallel parking opportunities on both sides of the street.

A. Standards.

1. In storefront locations a 16-foot sidewalk shall be comprised of an eight- to 11-foot pedestrian zone and a 5.5- to eight-foot amenity zone.

2. Street trees shall be spaced at 45 feet on center.

3. Each development on major arterials shall install a minimum of one street furniture feature, excluding cafe seating, within the right-of-way or street. Street furniture features shall provide seating for a minimum of three people. If a development occupies both sides of the street, this requirement applies to both sides.

4. A maximum of 50 percent of the amenity zone can be in planter strip sections.

5. Roadside features such as streetlights, bike racks, trash and recycling receptacles, drinking fountains, phone booths and newspaper racks shall be of a consistent color and design along the street.

B. Guidelines.

1. Art features may be located within the amenity zone.

2. Raised planter sections two to three feet high should be considered to further buffer pedestrians.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).

19.50.450 Other arterials.

A. Standards.

1. Twelve-and-one-half-foot sidewalks shall be comprised of a seven-foot pedestrian zone and a 5.5-foot amenity zone.

2. Street trees shall be spaced at 38 feet on center.

3. Each development located at an intersection shall install a minimum of one street furniture feature, excluding cafe seating, within the right-of-way or street. Street furniture features shall provide seating for a minimum of three people. If a development occupies both sides of the street, this requirement applies to both sides.

4. Roadside features such as streetlights, bike racks, trash and recycling receptacles, drinking fountains and newspaper racks shall be of a consistent type along the street.

(Ord. 741 § 1 (Exh. I), 2020).