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The following design standards shall apply to all buildings in the I-182 corridor overlay district to provide for and require architectural amenities be incorporated into all building designs. Building designs must incorporate architectural features and detailing to create visual interest.

(1) All buildings within a multi-building complex must achieve unity of design through the use of similar architectural elements, such as roof form, exterior building design and materials, colors and window patterns.

(2) All new buildings shall have exterior walls that are constructed of one or more of the following materials: wood, brick, stucco, block, glass, or composite materials and shall have textured, embossed, sculpted or painted finishes. Exterior walls must include more than two of the following architectural features: columns, pilasters, belt courses, brackets, arches, decorative molding, quoins and similar architectural features.

(3) All new retail buildings shall have windows, doors or display areas that cover 25 percent of the first floor frontage wall area (walls that face frontage streets). Structures in residential zones are not required to have a minimum amount of glass or display area.

(4) Pedestrian entries for all structures shall be visible from the frontage street, driveways and off-street parking areas. Pedestrian entries must be emphasized through landscaped entry approaches consistent with the building design and theme, by the use of modulation to emphasize indentation or protrusion of that portion of the building containing the entrance, or by the inclusion of porte-cochere or other covered entry methods.

(5) Signage affixed to the building must be no higher than the roofline of the building.

(6) No heating, air conditioning, electrical or other mechanical equipment shall be installed on a roof slope that faces a public street. All equipment installed on the roof must be screened from the street level by a solid, nonreflective barrier that incorporates the building’s architectural style. [Ord. 3637 § 2, 2003; Ord. 3515 § 1, 2001; Code 1970 § 25.58.080.]