D-S Strip Retail

4.4.1 Purpose

The D-S zone addresses strip retail development, which may be mixed-use, may contain prominent parking areas, may be centered around one or more “big box” format buildings, and is typically located adjacent to broad arterials or highway access points.

4.4.2 General

All development in the D-S 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

4.4.3 Lot

Lot Dimensionst

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

Lot Coverage

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

4.4.4 Siting

Building Setbacks

AFront yard (min/max)0/100’ 1,2
BCorner side yard (min/max)0/50’ 1,2
CInterior side yard (min)5’
DRear yard (min)15’

Supplemental Standards

1 Where adjacent to and on the same block face, or across a public right-of-way and within 150’, of a Neighborhood Zone, front and corner side yards must each be no more than 10’.

2 Additional front or corner yard depth is permitted where an outbuilding, of at least 30 feet in width as measured along the front lot line, is proposed not more than 25’ from the front lot line and a corner side lot line (where applicable). An outbuilding must also comply with Supplemental Standard No. 1, where applicable.

4.4.5 Height

Building Height

ABuilding height (max)4 stories

Story Height

BFinished ground floor level (min/max)0’/2’
CGround story height (min)15'

4.4.6 Activation

Transparency

AGround floor transparency front facade (min)30% 1,2
BGround floor transparency corner side facade (min)25% 1,2
CUpper floor transparency front and corner side facades (min)20%

Supplemental Standards

1 Where adjacent to and on the same block face, or across a public right-of-way and within 150’, of a Neighborhood Zone, the ground floor transparency must be at least 70% for a front facade and 40% for a corner side facade.

2 Where an outbuilding is located not more than 25 feet from the front lot line, the ground floor transparency must be at least 50% for a front facade and 30% for a corner side facade.

Pedestrian Access

DMain entrance location (preferred)Front facade 1,2

Supplemental Standards

1 Where adjacent to and on the same block face, or across a public right-of-way and within 150’, of a Neighborhood Zone, the main entrance must be located on the front facade.

2 The main entrance must not be located on the rear facade.

4.4.7 Specific Standards

  1. For lots of one acre or more in area, a minimum of 10% of total contiguous area under single ownership or control must be devoted to accessible open space, such as squares, greens, or greenways, located at high-use portions of the site. This open space should be framed by building facades where possible and should compl with the standards of the D-OS and/or D-OG zone. In lieu of site-by-site compliance, propert owners of contiguous lots within the same zone may provide this accessible open space on an aggregate basis, so long as the total area of the space is equal to or greater tha the combined minimum required area of accessible open space for each individual lot and the spac is within 1,320 feet of sites served.

  2. The following exterior facade materials are restricted on principal buildings:

    1. Exterior insulating finishing systems (EIFS) are prohibited on the ground story of front facades, only where the proposed project is adjacent to and on the same block face, or across a public right-of-way and within 150’, of a Neighborhood Zone.
    2. Standard, fluted, or split face concrete masonry units (CMUs) are prohibited above the basement level on front and corner side facades, only where the proposed project is adjacent to and on the same block face, or across a public right-of-way and within 150’, of a Neighborhood Zone. Glazed or heavily polished CMUs are allowed.
    3. Vinyl siding is prohibited.
    4. Reflective wall surface material with a Visible Light Reflectance (VLR) of greater than 15% is prohibited.