Ordinance 14-07 Preamble: Whereas, Pine Lake residents have made a clear, strong request for the protection and

enhancement of the character, aesthetics, visual streetscape, and natural environment of the city of Pine Lake; and Whereas, Pine Lake residents have made a clear, strong request to keep the appearance of new infill construction and existing home additions compatible with the existing cottage, bungalow, and cabin architecture; and Whereas, this preservation and enhancement includes ensuring appropriateness of scale and bulk of structures that may be different from what is appropriate in newer subdivisions; and, Whereas, encouraging cutting-edge green building methods and techniques in all aspects of the design and construction process, including the most advanced methods for energy and environmental conservation, and the most advanced methods for minimizing waste during construction is in the public interest; and Whereas, existing development ordinances and regulations are inadequate to prevent development and redevelopment from impinging on and dramatically altering the essential character, aesthetics, and fragile eco-systems of the city; and Whereas, these development guidelines, below, achieve the objectives of protecting the character, aesthetics, and natural environment of the city, while further investigation is conducted to determine appropriate development ordinances; and Now be it resolved that the following development guidelines be applicable to any permit for building, demolition, or remodeling of any covered structure 200 square feet or greater, or that adds 200 square feet or greater of covered structure to an existing structure, or that alters 25% or more of the façade: Definitions: Infill: Residential infill buildings are new dwellings that are constructed on the occasional vacant lot within a cluster of existing houses. Setback, spacing and general massing of the new dwelling are the key elements to make compatible to the existing structures. Modular, pre-fabricated units whose design follows the site and design guidelines could provide appropriate and affordable residential infill. Existing natural grade: The grade of a site before it is modified by moving earth, adding or removing fill, or installing a berm, retaining wall, or architectural or landscape feature, to be determined by reference to an on-ground survey or City-approved topographic map One-and-one-half story structure: One where the main roof rafters bear on the first floor exterior walls, with upper level living space within that roof structure. The roof structure may include dormers or shed type appendages to allow for windows, balconies, etc. on the upper level. This concept allows for creation of living space in an the attic space of a one story residential structure. Fenestration: The organization of windows on a building wall Façade: The exterior of the structure, including siding, trim, soffits, fascia, window frames, balconies, porches, doors, and decorative elements attached to the structure

Chimney: A vertical structure containing one or more flues to provide draft and/or carry off gaseous products to and from fireplaces, wood stoves or furnaces Siding: The exterior wallcovering of a structure 1. The structure footprint together with all garages, outbuildings, porches, and decks may cover a maximum of 30% of the lot. (This is for the purpose of minimizing visual bulk, and is entirely separate from the required stormwater calculations.) 2. All new residential construction shall be a maximum of one and one-half stories. 3. Maximum allowable height is 28'. This height is measured by: a. Finding the average of the existing natural grade by measuring the highest point where the structure foundation meets the existing natural grade, the lowest point of same, adding together, and dividing by two. (At point where foundation meets grade, high + low / 2 = average) b. Adding 30" to allow for crawl space (or whatever amount of foundation wall is exposed above natural grade, whichever is less) to that average. (Average + 30" or less = base) c. From that base to the peak of the roof is the maximum height. (Base + 28' = maximum) (This height allows for enough upper level floor space without overwhelming the existing street-scape with visual bulk.) 4. One half or more of the structure width is to be broken by a 12'' minimum step forward, step back, projecting bay, inset porch, or similar, to minimize visual bulk. (This provision extends to all sides of the structure.) 5. Driveways and parking pads must be 16' long or longer. 6. Any façades that are visible from a public street shall include fenestration of 15% or more of the total surface wall area. Windows may be individual or grouped. 7. Siding / Veneer / Façade Materials: Horizontal lap siding, Vertical siding, cedar shingles, brick, hard stucco, stone, and cementitious board are permitted. Vinyl siding, composite board siding and aluminum siding are prohibited. 8. Façade Design: The Siding / Veneer should be consistent on all four sides of the structure. Use of contrasting materials to add visual interest on all sides is encouraged. 9. Chimneys: Brick, stone, stucco, or architectural concrete masonry units (C.M.U.) are permitted. Siding is prohibited. Any portion of a chimney that is located on the first floor of an exterior wall shall originate at grade. 10. Garages shall be located to the side or rear of the principal structure whenever possible. If a garage must be located on the front façade, it shall not project beyond the front of the principal structure.

11. Visible foundation materials: Foundations are a distinct building design element and shall contrast with the front façade. Brick, stone, concrete, stucco and architectural concrete masonry units (C.M.U) shall be permitted. Poured concrete foundations must be covered, painted, or screened. Standard, unfinished concrete block is prohibited. 12. Construction on a slab is prohibited. 13. Adjacent homes must be substantially different from each other in design and character. (This again provides for the preservation and enhancement of the overall street-scape aesthetic.) ARB may choose to waive any element of the resolution requirements if the proposed element proves to meet or exceed the intended purpose of the required element. For example, if the proposed structure siting and fenestration is designed to capture winter heat and block summer heat gain (passive solar) then the requirement for fenestration of no less than 15% of the total surface wall area may be waived, or construction on a slab may be allowed if the home is built to visitable or Easy Living standards. First reading October 8, 2007. Passed and approved November 12, 2007. _____________________________ Greg Zarus, Mayor

_____________________________ Kathie deNobriga, Mayor Pro Tem Attest: I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and accurate copy of Ordinance 14-07. ______________________________ Elisabeth Shields, Councilmember

_____________________________ _ ___________________________ Edie Warwick City Clerk ______________________________ Brent Walker, Councilmember Deborah Dunbar, Councilmember


Melanie Hammet, Councilmember

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