b. Compatible Infill, Additions & Renovations


  • The infill can be a strict or contemporary interpretation of the district’s existing architectural styles.
  • Buildings should interpret only one architectural style.
  • Certain iconic locations should allow for more abstract interpretations or departures from existing architectural styles.
  • The ground floor of mixed-use buildings should have at least 18’ clear height to accommodate a range of uses.
  • Architectural detailing should accentuate the ground floor and emphasize the main entrance for the pedestrian.
  • 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.

Massing & Siting

  • There should be no setback from the sidewalk.
  • Maximum 5 story for mixed-use commercial buildings
  • Maximum 7 story for mixed-use residential buildings
  • Maximum 10 stories for a mixed-use convention center/hotel buildings
  • Maximum 10 story maximum for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) as defined in the LDR.
  • Medium to high-density mixed-use buildings.
  • Service and loading should be incorporated into the development and screened from view.


  • Construction materials should be of 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.
Corner Building
Yellow Building on a Busy Street
Modern Style Building on a Street Corner