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A. Intent. Multiple buildings on a site shall be arranged to promote multi-modal connectivity, provide visual interest to pedestrians, activate public spaces, and facilitate social interaction. Buildings shall be arranged to provide ample light and air into interior and exterior spaces.

B. Multifamily, Mixed-Use, and Light Industrial Districts. The following standards apply to primary structures in the R-3, R-4 zone districts, all Mixed- Use zone districts, and the AD, APZ, and I-1 zone districts.

1. Building Orientation - General. Each primary structure shall be arranged so that the primary façade and each façade with a main pedestrian entry, orients onto and provides direct pedestrian access onto, one of the following.

a. A public or private street;

b. A public park, open space or common green;

c. A plaza or courtyard; or

d. A pedestrian passage.

2. Building Orientation - Single-Story Commercial Buildings.

a. Commercial developments shall break up supporting commercial uses into a cluster of individual pad and liner buildings at corners and street edges.

b. Pad and liner buildings shall be designed to be "double-fronted", where one entrance faces the parking lot and another faces a street or other public space as defined in Section 146-4.8.4.B.1 above.

c. Larger single-story commercial buildings, such as a grocery store or large format retail building, may be placed internal to a site, provided they maintain a strong orientation with the other buildings on the site. However, large single-story commercial buildings may also be located at the street edge.

d. A primary structure located on a corner lot where two streets intersect shall orient to each street by having strong ties to each street setback line.

3. Building Spacing.

a. When two buildings with primary residential or commercial entrances each face a common area other than a street (such as a plaza, green space, or pedestrian passage/mews), the space between the two structures shall be a minimum of 40 feet. (Ord. No. 2019-49 § 1, 08-19-2019)