D-C Flex Commercial

4.5.1 Purpose

The D-C zone addresses general commercial and mixed-use areas, which typically benefit from flexible form standards and are separate from, but within close proximity to, residential neighborhoods.

4.5.2 General

All development in the D-C zone must comply with the form standards of this section, as well as any applicable standards in other sections, including the following:

Principal UsesSection 6.1
Accessory UsesSection 6.2
Temporary UsesSection 6.3
LandscapeSection 7.1
Fences and WallsSection 7.2
StormwaterSection 7.3
Outdoor LightingSection 7.4
Corner VisibilitySection 7.5
Site ImpactsSection 7.6
Pedestrian AccessSection 8.1
Bicycle Access and ParkingSection 8.2
Vehicle Access and ParkingSection 8.3
Transportation Demand ManagementSection 8.4
On-Premise SignsSection 9.2
BlocksSection 10.1
Rights-of-WaySection 10.2
NonconformitiesSection 12.1

4.5.3 Lot

Lot Dimensions

ALot area (min)5,000 SF
BLot width (min)50’

Lot Coverage

CBuilding coverage (max)90%
DImpervious coverage (max)90%

4.5.4 Siting

Building Setbacks

AFront yard (min)0’
BCorner side yard (min)0’
CInterior side yard (min)0’
DRear yard (min)0’

4.5.5 Height

Building Height

ABuilding height (max)4 stories

Story Height

BFinished ground floor level (min/max)0’/4’
CGround story height (min)13’

4.5.6 Activation


AGround floor transparency front facade (min)
BGround floor transparency corner side facade (min)
CUpper floor transparency front and corner side facades (min)

Pedestrian Access

DMain entrance location (preferred)Front facade

4.5.7 Specific Standards

  1. Any building on the site that houses professional or administrative offices, retail and services, or other uses open to the general public during normal business hours should be positioned so as to relate strongly to the adjacent public right-of- way; i.e., by directly abutting the public right-of- way, or by being sited within a lawn no more than 25 feet set back from the public right-of-way.
  2. The following exterior facade materials are prohibited on principal buildings:
    1. Reflective wall surface material with a Visible Light Reflectance (VLR) of greater than 15%.