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Ordinance No:
Zoning Text Amendment No: 09- Deleted: DRAFT #10¶
Concerning: Commercial/Residential (CR)
Zones Establishment
Draft No. & Date: 1 -6/16/09
Introduced:
Public Hearing:
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Effective:

COUNTY COUNCIL FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND


SITTING AS THE DISTRICT COUNCIL FOR THAT PORTION OF
THE MARYLAND-WASHINGTON REGIONAL DISTRICT WITHIN
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND

By: District Council at Request of the Planning Board

AN AMENDMENT to the Montgomery County Zoning Ordinance to:

- Establish a group of Commercial/Residential (CR) zones; and Formatted: Indent: Left: 0.25", Hanging:
0.25", Tab stops: Not at 0.25" + 1"
- Establish intents, allowed land uses, development methods, general requirements,
development standards, density incentive provisions, and approval procedures for Deleted: able

development under the Commercial/Residential zones. Deleted:


Deleted: s, purposes
By amending the following section of the Montgomery County Zoning
Ordinance, Chapter 59 of the Montgomery County Code:

By adding the following Division to the Montgomery County Zoning Ordinance, Chapter
59 of the Montgomery County Code:

DIVISION 59-C-15 “COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL ZONES”


Sections 59-C-15.1 through 59-C-15.8

EXPLANATION:
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amendment.
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* * * indicates existing law unaffected by the text amendment.

OPINION
ORDINANCE

The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland, sitting as the District Council for that
portion of the Maryland-Washington Regional District in Montgomery County, Maryland,
approves the following ordinance:
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1 Sec. 1. Division 59-C- is amended as follows: Deleted: DRAFT #10¶

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3 DIVISION 59-C-15. COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL (CR) ZONES Deleted: DISTRICT

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5 59-C-15.1. Zones Established.
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7 59-C-15.11. The Commercial/Residential (CR) zones are established, Deleted: indicated on the official zoning ... [1]

8 respectively, as combinations of a sequence of four factors: maximum total


9 floor area ratio (FAR), maximum non-residential FAR, maximum residential
10 FAR, and maximum building height. These zones are identified by a sequence Formatted ... [2]
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11 of symbols: CR, C, R, and H each followed by a number where,
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12 • The number following the symbol “CR-“ is the maximum total FAR,
Formatted ... [3]
13 • The number following the symbol “C” is the maximum non-residential FAR, Deleted: #…is the maximum non-residential ...
(C)[4]
14 • The number following the symbol “R” is the maximum residential FAR, and Formatted: No underline

15 • The number following the “H” is the maximum building height in feet. Deleted: #…is the maximum residential (R) ... [5]
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17 Each unique sequence of these symbols is a zone. Formatted: Indent: Left: 0.25", No bullets or
numbering
18
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19 59-C-15.12. Any sequence of CR, C, R, and H is established as a zone
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20 according to the following rules:
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21 a) The maximum total FAR must be an increment of 0.5 from 0.5 up to 8.0;
Deleted: combination …equence of CR, C, R,...and
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22 b) The maximum non-residential and residential FAR must be an increment of Deleted: between …rom 0.5 and ... [8]
23 0.5 from 0.5 up to 7.5; and Deleted: or …nd residential FAR must be be...
0.25
[9]
24 c) The maximum height must be an increment of 5 feet up to 300 feet. Deleted: 10
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25 d) The Commercial/Residential (CR) zones are Euclidean zones.
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27 Examples:
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28 • An area zoned CR-2.0, C1.0, R1.0, H80 allows a total FAR of 2.0, with maximum non- Deleted: <#>The zoning designation of CR, C, R,
29 residential and residential FARs of 1.0, thereby requiring an equal mix of uses to obtain and H establishes the maximum allowed density and
30 the total FAR allowed. The height for any building in this zone is limited to 80 feet. height under the optional method of development.¶
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31 • An area zoned CR-6.0, C3.0, R5.0, H200 allows a residential FAR up to of 5.0, whereas
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32 commercial density is only allowed up to an FAR of 3.0 and a mix of the two uses could
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33 yield a total FAR of 6.0. This combination allows for flexibility in the market and shifts
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34 in the surrounding context. The height for any building in this zone is limited to 200 feet. sector plan
35 • An area zoned CR-4.0, C4.0, R4.0, H160 allows the ultimate flexibility in the mix of uses Deleted:
36 and even buildings with no mix because the maximum allowed non-residential and Deleted: and may be applied only by Sectional
Map Amendment

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107 residential FARs are both equivalent to the total maximum FAR allowed. The height for
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108 any building in this zone is limited to 160 feet.
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110 59-C-15.2. Description and Intents of the CR Zones. Deleted: Purpose

111 The CR zones permit a mix of commercial and residential uses at varying densities
112 and heights. The zones promote economically, environmentally, and socially Deleted: more

113 sustainable development patterns where people can live, work, and have access to
114 services and amenities while minimizing the need for automobile use. CR zones
115 are appropriate where ecological impacts can be moderated by co-locating housing, Deleted: on the environment c
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116 jobs, and services. The objectives of the CR zones are to:
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118 a) Implement the policy recommendations of applicable master and sector plans; Deleted: goals and objectives

119 b) Target opportunities for redevelopment of single-use areas and surface parking Deleted: Provide
Deleted: commercial
120 lots with a mix of uses;
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121 c) Reduce dependence on the automobile by encouraging development that
122 integrates a combination of housing types, mobility options, commercial Deleted: includes
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123 services, and public facilities and amenities;
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124 d) Encourage an appropriate balance of employment and housing opportunities Deleted: Achieve
125 and compatible relationships with adjoining neighborhoods; Deleted: “jobs to housing”
126 e) Establish the maximum densities and building height for each zone, while Deleted: within the zone
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127 retaining appropriate development flexibility within those limits; and
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128 f) Standardize optional method development by establishing minimum
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129 requirements for the provision of the public benefits that will support and Deleted: with regard to site design and the mix of
uses
130 accommodate density above the standard method limit.
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131
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132 59-C-15.3. Methods of Development and Approval Procedures. Deleted: required under the optional method of
development
133 Two methods of development are available under the CR zones.
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135 59-C-15.31. Standard Method.
136 Standard method development must comply with the general requirements and
137 development standards of the CR zones. A site plan submission under Section
138 59-D-3 is required for a standard method development project only if:
139 a) The gross floor area exceeds 10,000 square feet;
140 b) Any building or group of buildings contains 10 or more dwelling units; or
141 c) The proposed development generates 30 or more new peak-hour trips.

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167 59-C-15.32. Optional Method. Deleted: DRAFT #10¶
168 Optional method development must comply with the general requirements and
169 development standards of the CR zones and must provide public benefits
170 according to Section 59-C-15.7 to obtain the full densities and height allowed
171 by the zone. A sketch plan and site plan are required for any development
172 using the optional method. A sketch plan must be filed under the provisions
173 below; a site plan must be filed under Section 59-D-3. Any required
174 preliminary subdivision plan must be submitted concurrently with the site plan.
175 a) Contents of a sketch plan.
176 a. Justification statement for optional method development addressing
177 the requirements and standards of this Article.
178 b. Conceptual uses and maximum densities per use.
179 c. Building massing and height.
180 d. General vehicular, pedestrian, and cyclist circulation.
181 e. Table of proposed public benefits and incentive density requested per
182 each benefit.
183 b) Procedure for a sketch plan.
184 a. Before an application for review of a sketch plan, notice of the
185 pending submission of the sketch plan, a public meeting to present
186 and discuss the sketch plan, and site posting of the submission must
187 comply with Section 4 of the Adopted and Approved Manual for
188 Development Review Procedures for Montgomery County (Manual),
189 as amended.
190 b. Review procedure and fees for a sketch plan are the same as for a pre-
191 application submission under Section 50-33A(a).
192 Deleted: A pre-application public meeting and
submission showing conceptual uses, building
193 59-C-15.4. Land Uses. massing and height, circulation patterns, and the
proposed public benefits and incentive density
194 No use is allowed except as indicated below: requested is required for all development using the
optional method. A site plan submission under
195 Section 59-D-3 is required for any development
using the optional method. Preliminary subdivision
196 • Permitted Uses are designated by the letter “P” and are permitted subject to all plans must be submitted concurrently with the site
plan.¶
197 applicable regulations. Deleted: 3
198 • Special Exception Uses are designated by the letters “SE” and may be Deleted: ¶
59-C-15.31. Allowed Land Uses.¶
199 authorized as special exceptions under Article 59-G. Formatted: Indent: Left: 0"
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a) Agricultural
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Farmer’s markets P
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Farming, limited to vegetables, herbs, and ornamental plants P
Nurseries P
Seasonal outdoor sales P
b) Residential
Dwellings P
Group homes, small or large P
Hospice care facilities P
Housing and related facilities for senior adults or persons with P
disabilities
Life care facilities P
Live/Work units P
Personal living quarters P
c) Commercial Sales and Service
Ambulances or rescue squads P
Animal boarding places SE
Automobile filling stations SE Deleted: P
Automobile rental services, excluding storage of vehicles and supplies P
Automobile repair and service P
Automobile sales P
Conference centers P
Entertainment and spectator sports facilities such as cultural centers; art, P
athletic, and other events; theaters and cinemas; meeting/banquet halls
Health clubs and gyms P
Home occupations, major SE
Home occupations, registered and no-impact P
Hotels and motels P
Laboratories P
Laundry or dry-cleaning services P
Medical clinics P
Offices P
Recreational facilities, participatory, indoor P
Recreational facilities, participatory, outdoor SE
Research, development, and related activities P
Restaurants P
Retail sales and service, general P
Self-storage facilities SE
Veterinary hospitals SE
Warehousing, not including self-storage, less than 10,000 square feet P
d) Institutional & Civic
Charitable and philanthropic institutions P
Cultural and art exhibits, libraries and museums P
Day care facilities and centers P
Educational institutions, private P

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Hospitals P
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Parks and playgrounds, private P
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Private clubs P
Publicly owned or operated uses P
Religious institutions P
e) Industrial
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Manufacturing and production, artisanal P 59-C-15.32. Operational Restrictions.¶
Manufacturing and packaging related to biotechnical research and P The operation of a drive-through or a surface parking
lot is subject to the following:¶
development ¶
f) Other <#>Drive-Through Services:¶
<#>No part of the driveway may be located between
Accessory buildings and uses P the street and the main front wall of a building or the
Bus terminals, private P side wall of a building on a corner lot unless the
Planning Board finds that no other circulation option
Parking garages, automobile P is reasonably feasible.;¶
Public utility buildings, structures, and underground facilities P <#>The drive-through service window must be
screened from visibility from the street by the main
Radio and television broadcast studios P building (or the primary street on a corner lot); and¶
Rooftop mounted antennas and related unmanned equipment buildings, P <#>Curb cuts to a street must be minimized in
typical situations to one drive aisle of no more than
cabinets, or rooms 20 feet in width for two-way traffic or two drive
aisles of no more than 10 feet in width for one-way
217 traffic. ¶

218 59-C-15.5. General Requirements. <#>Surface Parking:¶
<#>No part of the parking facility at or above grade
219 Any development in the CR zone must comply with the following requirements. may be located between the street and the main front
wall of the building or the side wall of a building on
220 a corner lot unless the Planning Board finds that no
alternative is reasonably feasible;¶
221 59-C-15.51. Master Plan and Design Guidelines Conformance. <#>Primary vehicular access to the parking facility
must be from an alley when the site is bounded by
222 Site plans must be consistent with the applicable master or sector plan and such; and¶ ... [10]
223 design guidelines. Deleted: 6
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224 requirements that must be met by any development
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225 59-C-15.52. Priority Retail Street Frontages. Deleted: 61

226 Any building that requires a site plan and is located on a street defined as a Deleted: identified
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227 priority retail street frontage must provide the following:
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228 a) On-street parallel parking, unless specifically denied by the agency Deleted: or as a “main street” or “pedestrian-
229 maintaining the right-of-way; ... [12]
oriented street” in an approved and adopted master
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230 b) Majority of display windows and entrances arranged between zero and 45
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232 c) Shop entrances not more than 50 feet apart within the same development; Deleted: D
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233 d) Building façade along a minimum of 65% of the aggregate length of the
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234 front street right-of-way; Deleted: footprint
235 e) Front building wall no farther than 10 feet from the public right-of-way or 5 Deleted: within a maximum of ten

236 feet if no public utility/improvement easement (PUE or PIE) is required; and Deleted: of
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237 f) Windows on 60% of the building façade between 3 and 9 feet above
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238 sidewalk grade. from grade

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372
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373 These provisions may be modified or waived by the Planning Board during the Formatted: Tab stops: Not at 0.34" + 6.5"
374 review of a site plan if found to be unreasonably burdensome to a proposed Deleted: only

375 development due conditions such as unusual lot size, topography, limited Deleted: to

376 frontage, or other atypical circumstance.


377

378
379 Priority Retail Building Requirements Illustrative (Place Holder)
380
381 59-C-15.53. Streetscape. Deleted: 62

382 Streetscape improvements must satisfy the recommendations of the applicable Deleted: S
Deleted: be provided in accordance with
383 approved and adopted master or sector plan.
384 Deleted: ¶
59-C-15.63. Master Plan and Design Guidelines
385 59-C-15.54. Bicycle Parking Spaces and Commuter Shower/Change Conformance.¶
Site plans must be must be found consistent with the
386 Facility. applicable master or sector plan and design
guidelines.¶
387 a) Bicycle parking facilities must be free of charge, secure, and accessible to all Deleted: 64
388 residents or employees of the proposed development. Deleted: ¶

389 b) The number of bicycle parking spaces and shower/change facilities required
390 is shown in the following table (calculations must be rounded to the higher Deleted: determined as follows
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391 whole number):
Bicycle and Shower/Change Facilities Required Deleted: ¶
Use Requirement
Residential
In a building containing less than 20 A minimum of 4 bicycle parking spaces.
dwelling units.
In a building containing 20 or more A minimum of 0.5 bicycle parking spaces per dwelling unit, not to be
dwelling units. less than 4 spaces and up to a maximum of 100 required spaces.

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In any group living arrangement A minimum of 0.1 bicycle parking spaces per unit, not to be less than
expressly for senior citizens. 2 spaces up to a maximum of 100 required spaces. Deleted: Monday, July 13, 2009
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In a building with a total non-residential A minimum of 2 bicycle parking spaces.
floor area of 1,000 to 9,999 square feet.
In a building with a total non-residential One bicycle parking space per 10,000 square feet up to a maximum of
floor area of 10,000 to 99,999 square 100 required spaces.
feet.
In a building with a total non-residential One bicycle parking space per 10,000 square feet up to a maximum of
floor area of 100,000 square feet or 100 required spaces. One shower/change facility for each gender.
greater.
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410 59-C-15.55. Parking. Formatted: Indent: Left: 0.25"

411 a) The maximum number of parking spaces provided on site must not exceed
412 the number established under Article 59-E.
413 b) The minimum number of parking spaces required is based on transit
414 proximity as defined under 59-C-15.9 and calculated according to the
415 following table:
416
Minimum Parking Requirements
Transit Proximity (Level 1 or 2)
¼ mile ¼ to ½ mile ½ mile to 1 >1 mile
from from transit mile from from
transit transit transit
Commercial: calculate 0.20 0.40 0.60 0.80 Deleted: C
required spaces according to
Article 59-E and multiply by
the following factor:
Residential Uses: calculate 0.60 0.70 0.80 0.90
required spaces according to
Article 59-E and multiply by
the following factor:
417
418 c) Parking requirements must be met by any of the following: Formatted: Indent: Left: 0.25"

419 • Providing the spaces on site,


420 • Constructing on-street parking, or
421 • Entering into an agreement for shared parking spaces in a facility within
422 1,000 feet of the subject lot provided that the off-site parking facility is
423 not in an agricultural, planned unit development, or residential zone.
424 d) Every “car-share” space provided reduces the total minimum number of Formatted: Indent: Left: 0.25"

425 required spaces by six spaces for non-residential use or three spaces for
426 residential use.
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429 Example: A site requiring a minimum of 100 spaces according to Article 59-E would be
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430 required to provide a maximum of 100 spaces on site. If that site was within ¼ to ½ mile of a
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431 transit station, the minimum requirement for parking would be 40 spaces (100 x 0.40 = 40). If
432 two car-share spaces were provided, that requirement would be 28 for non-residential use or 34
433 for residential use.
434
435 e) The design of surface parking facilities must comply with the following:
436 1) A parking facility at or above grade must not be located between the
437 street and the main front wall of the building or the side wall of a
438 building on a corner lot unless the Planning Board finds that safe and
439 efficient circulation would be better served by a different arrangement;
440 2) When a site is adjacent to an alley, the primary vehicular access to the
441 parking facility must be from that alley; and
442 3) Curb cuts must be kept to a minimum and shared by common Formatted: List Paragraph, Numbered + Level:
1 + Numbering Style: 1, 2, 3, … + Start at: 1 +
443 ingress/egress easements whenever possible. Alignment: Left + Aligned at: 0.5" + Indent at:
0.75"
444 f) The design of parking facilities with drive-through services must comply Formatted: Font: Times New Roman, 14 pt
445 with the following:
446 1) The driveway must not be located between the street and the main front
447 wall of a building or the side wall of a building on a corner lot unless the
448 Planning Board finds that safe and efficient circulation would be better
449 served by a different arrangement;
450 2) The drive-through service window must be located on the rear wall of the
451 building; and
452 3) Curb cuts to a street must be minimized to one drive aisle of no more Formatted: List Paragraph, Indent: Left: 0.5",
Numbered + Level: 1 + Numbering Style: 1, 2,
453 than 20 feet in width for two-way traffic or two drive aisles each of no 3, … + Start at: 1 + Alignment: Left + Aligned
at: 0.25" + Indent at: 0.5"
454 more than 10 feet in width for one-way traffic unless the Planning Board
455 finds that safe and efficient circulation would be better served by a
456 different arrangement. Formatted: Font: Times New Roman, 14 pt

457 g) Landscaping for surface parking facilities must satisfy the following Formatted: Indent: Left: 0.25"

458 requirements:
459
Minimum Landscape Standards for Surface Parking
Subject Requirement
Right-of-Way Screening 6-foot width of continuous soil panel or stormwater management
recharge facility (not including any PUE or PIE) with groundcover,
planting bed, or lawn; a minimum 3-foot high continuous evergreen
hedge or fence; and one deciduous tree per 30 feet of street frontage or

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per the applicable streetscape standards.
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Commercial, Industrial, or Mixed-Use facility with groundcover, planting bed, or lawn; one deciduous tree per Deleted: DRAFT #10¶
Zone 30 feet of frontage.
Adjacent to a Property in an Agricultural 10-foot width continuous soil panel or stormwater management recharge
or Residential District facility with groundcover, planting bed, or lawn; 6-foot high continuous
evergreen hedge or fence; and one deciduous tree per 30 feet of
frontage.
Internal Pervious Area 10% of the parking facility area comprised of individual areas of at least
100 square feet each.
Tree Canopy Coverage 30% of the parking facility area (at 15 years growth).
460

461
462 Surface Parking Requirements Illustrative (Place Holder)
463 Formatted: Indent: First line: 0"

464 59-C-15.6. Development Standards. Deleted: 7

465 The following development standards must be met by any development in the CR Deleted: is section details the
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466 zones.
467
468 59-C-15.61. Density. Deleted: 71

469 a) The maximum density for any standard method project is 0.5 FAR, which Deleted: ¶

470 may be entirely commercial, residential, or a combination of both. Deleted: .

471 b) The maximum total density and mix of maximum non-residential and
472 residential density for any project using the optional method of development Deleted: project

473 is specified by the zone. The difference between the standard method Deleted: on the official zoning maps of
Montgomery County
474 density and optional method density is defined as “incentive density” and is
475 allowed under the incentive density provisions of 59-C-15.7. Deleted: regulated
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476
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477 59-C-15.62. Height. Deleted: 72

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491 a) The maximum height for any standard method project is 40 feet.
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492 b) The maximum height for any optional method project is specified by the Deleted: Thursday, July 09, 2009
493 zone. Deleted: <#>¶
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Formatted: Numbered + Level: 1 +
Numbering Style: a, b, c, … + Start at: 1 +
Alignment: Left + Aligned at: 0.25" + Indent
at: 0.5"
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Montgomery County
Deleted: The difference between the standard
method height and the optional method height is
defined as “incentive height” and is allowed when it
is found:¶
<#>Consistent with the applicable master or sector
plan and design guidelines and ¶
<#>Compatible with adjacent properties during site
plan review.¶

494
495 Incentive Density Illustration (Place Holder)
496
497 59-C-15.63. Setbacks. Deleted: 73

498 A building must not be any closer to a lot line of an agricultural (59-C-9) or Deleted: ¶
<#>A window of any dwelling unit must not be
499 residential (59-C-1) zone than: closer than 15 feet to a window in any other building
wall that is between perpendicular and parallel
500 a) 25 feet or the setback required by the adjacent lot, whichever is greater, and angles to the subject building.¶
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501 b) The building must not project beyond a 45 degree angular plane projecting numbering
502 over the lot measured from a height of 55 feet at the setback determined Deleted: district

503 above, with the exception of those features exempt from height and setback Deleted: to the shared lot line
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504 restrictions under Section 59-B-1. Level: 2 + Numbering Style: a, b, c, … + Start
505 at: 1 + Alignment: Left + Aligned at: 0.75" +
Indent at: 1"
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531
532 Angular Plan Setback Illustration (Place Holder)
533
534 59-C-15.64. Public Use Space. Deleted: 74
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535 a) The minimum public use space for any standard method project is 10%.
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536 b) Projects using the optional method of development, must provide public use Deleted: P
537 space as follows: Deleted: open
538 Deleted: must be provided on-site
Minimum Required Public Open Space Deleted: indicated in the following table
Street Frontages
Acres
1 2 3 4+
<½ 0 0 4% 6%
½ - 1.00 0 4% 6% 8%
1.01 - 3.00 4% 6% 8% 10%
3.01 – 6.00 6% 8% 10% 10%
6.01 + 8% 10% 10% 10%
539
540 c) Public use space must be: Deleted: open

541 1) Calculated on the net lot area of the site;


542 2) Rounded to the next highest 100 square feet;
543 3) Easily and readily accessible to the public;
544 4) Placed under a public access easement in perpetuity; and Deleted: open space
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545 5) Contain amenities such as seating options, shade, landscaping, or other
546 similar public benefits.
547 d) In lieu of providing on-site public use space, for any site of 3 acres or less, a Deleted: open
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548 development may propose the following alternatives, subject to Planning
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564 1) Public use space improvements to an area equal in size within ¼ mile of
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565 the subject site; or Deleted: DRAFT #10¶
566 2) A payment in part or in full to the Public Amenity Fund equal to the Deleted: open

567 average cost of required site improvements added to the current square
568 foot market value of the area required as public use space. Deleted: open

569
570 59-C-15.65. Residential Amenity Space. Deleted: 75

571 a) Any building containing 20 or more dwelling units must provide amenity Deleted: ¶

572 space for its residents as follows: Deleted: set out in the following table

573
Required Residential Amenity Space Formatted: Font: 12 pt
Type of Amenity Space Area of Amenity Space Formatted Table
Indoor space in a multi-purpose room, fitness room, or 20 square feet per dwelling unit up to 5,000 square feet. Deleted: y
other common community rooms, at least one of which
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must contain a kitchen and bathroom.
Passive or active outdoor recreational space. 20 square feet per dwelling unit, of which a minimum of
400 square feet must adjoin or be directly accessible from
the indoor amenity space.
574
575 b) The amenity space is not required for Moderately Priced Dwelling Units Deleted: requirement does not apply
Deleted: to
576 (MPDUs) on a site within a metro station policy area or where the Planning
577 Board finds that there is adequate recreation and open space within a ½ mile
578 radius of the subject site.
579 c) The amenity space requirement may be reduced by ½ for Workforce
580 Housing Units (WFHUs) located within a metro station policy area or if the Deleted: if the WFHUs are

581 minimum public open space requirement is satisfied on site.


582 d) The provision of residential amenity space may be counted towards meeting
583 the required recreation calculations under the M-NCPPC Recreation Deleted: according

584 Guidelines, as amended.


585
586 59-C-15.7. Special Regulations for the Optional Method of Development Deleted: 8

587 Formatted: Font: Not Bold

588 59-C-15.71. Incentive Density Provisions. Deleted: Zoning

589 This section provides incentives for optional method projects to provide public Deleted: To increase FAR and building height
above the standard method limits, an optional
590 benefits in return for increases in density and height, consistent with the method project must provide public benefits in
accordance with Sections 59-C-15.81 through 59-C-
591 applicable master or sector plan, up to the maximum permitted by the zone. 15.85 and the following:

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610 a) The incentive density approved for each proposed public benefit is
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611 calculated as a percentage of the incentive density, which is the incremental Deleted: DRAFT #10¶
612 difference between the standard method maximum FAR (0.5) and the Deleted: ¶

613 maximum FAR in the zone;


614 b) The minimum and maximum incentive density percentage increases for each
615 public benefit are established in Section 59-C-15.71(f).
616 c) The Planning Board may accept, reject, or modify the requested percentage
617 above the minimum of incentive density established up to the maximum Deleted: above the minimum

618 established. Except for those benefits with specific standards, in approving
619 incentive densities above the minimum, the Planning Board must consider: Formatted: Font color: Auto

620 i. The size and configuration of the parcel; Formatted: Numbered + Level: 2 +
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621 ii. The policy objectives and priorities of the applicable master or sector Alignment: Right + Aligned at: 0.75" + Indent
at: 1"
622 plan; Formatted: Font color: Auto
623 iii. The applicable design guidelines; Formatted: Font color: Auto

624 iv. The relationship of the site to adjacent properties; Formatted: Font color: Auto
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625 v. The presence or lack of similar benefits nearby; and
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626 vi. Quantitative and qualitative enhancements provided exceeding the
627 delineated minimum incentive density standards. Deleted: Except for the automatic increments
628 d) In addition to the public benefits set forth below, an Applicant may propose related to transit access, a
Deleted: maximum of
629 other public benefits that will further the goals and objectives of the subject
Deleted: may be granted
630 master or sector plan for the purpose of obtaining an incentive density Deleted: any one of
631 increase. Deleted: four other
632 e) The Planning Board may grant no more than 30% of the total incentive Deleted: incentive categories

633 density for the connectivity, design, diversity, or environment incentive Deleted: in Section 59-C-15.61(
Deleted: <#>Public benefits are calculated towards
634 categories under (f) below or any public benefit approved under (d) above; the total allowed FAR based on a percentage of the
incentive density as defined by Section 59-C-15.71,
635 the incremental difference between the standard
method maximum (0.5 FAR) and the maximum FAR
636 Example: A development in a zone with a maximum FAR of 5.5 would base all public benefit in the zone; and¶
<#>In approving incentive densities above the
637 calculations on the incentive density of 5.0 FAR (5.5-0.5). Thus, being on a site adjacent to a minimum, the Planning Board must considered the
638 metro station would yield an automatic incentive density of 2.5 FAR (5.0x.50) and full density size and configuration of the parcel, the priorities of
the applicable master or sector plan, the applicable
639 would be allowed by providing public benefits equal to an additional 50 percent. design guidelines, the context of the adjacent
properties, and the lack of similar benefits nearby.¶
640
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641 e) Provision for inspections, maintenance, and enforcement of public benefits Deleted: 25
642 provided in return for incentive density must be established in a Site Plan Deleted: 75
643 Enforcement Agreement approved by the Department of Permitting Services Formatted: Indent: Left: 0.25", Numbered +
Level: 1 + Numbering Style: a, b, c, … + Start
at: 1 + Alignment: Left + Aligned at: 0.5" +
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669 and by resolution of the Planning Board prior to the certification of a site Formatted Table ... [15]
670 plan. Deleted: Automatic Increments

671 f) Table of density incentives: Formatted ... [16]


Deleted: n/a
Incentive Zoning Table
Public Benefit Percent of Incentive Density Section Deleted: 25

Minimum Maximum Reference Deleted: 20

Transit Proximity Deleted: 81


Adjacent or Confronting Transit Access 25 50 Deleted: 15
Transit Access within ¼ Mile 20 40 Deleted: 10
15.72
Transit Access between ¼ and ½ Mile 15 30
Transit Access between ½ and 1 Mile 10 20 Formatted Table ... [17]
Connectivity & Mobility Deleted: 10
Community Connectivity 10 20 15.731 Deleted: 20
Community Garden 5 10 15.732 Deleted: 821
Parking at the Minimum 10 20 15.733
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Pedestrian Through-Block Connection 5 10 15.734
Public Parking 20 30 15.735 Deleted: 15
Transit Access Improvement 10 20 15.736 Deleted: 25
Diversity Deleted: 82
Adaptive Buildings 15 30 15.741
Deleted: Walkway
Affordable Housing: MPDUs See section reference
Deleted: 82
15.742
Affordable Housing: WFHUs See section reference Formatted Table ... [19]
Deleted: 82
Care Center 10 20 15.743
Deleted: 5
Community Facility 10 20 15.744
Local Retail Preservation 10 20 15.745 Formatted Table ... [20]
Unit Mix and Size 5 10 15.746 Deleted: 83…421 ... [21]
Design Deleted: 5
Floor Plate Size 10 20 15.751
Deleted: 10
Historic Resource Protection 10 20 15.752
Parking Below Grade 10 20 15.753 Deleted: 832
Podium/Tower Setback 5 10 15.754 Deleted: 833
Public Art 10 20 15.755 Deleted: 834
Public Plaza/Open Space 5 10 15.756
Deleted: 835
Streetscape, Off-Site 5 10 15.757
Wow Factor 10 20 15.758 Formatted Table ... [22]
Environment Deleted: 841
Bio-retention and Stormwater Recharge 5 10 15.761 Deleted: 842
Conveyed Parkland 10 20 15.762
Formatted Table ... [23]
Dark Skies 5 10 15.763
Energy Efficiency and Generation 10 20 15.764 Deleted: 843
Green Wall 5 10 15.765 Deleted: 3
LEED Rating 10 30 15.766 Deleted: 844
Rainwater Reuse 5 10 15.767
Deleted: 4
Transferable Development Rights 10 30 15.768
Tree Canopy 10 20 15.769 Deleted: 845
Vegetated Area 5 10 15.7610 Deleted: 5
Vegetated Roof 10 20 15.7611 Deleted: 846
Building Lot Terminations - 50 15.77
Deleted: 6
Deleted: 847
Deleted: 7
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757
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758 59-C-15.72. Transit Proximity Incentives. Formatted: Tab stops: Not at 0.34" + 6.5"
759 Development close to transit encourages greater transit use and reduces vehicle Deleted: 81

760 miles travelled, congestion, and carbon emissions. Transit proximity is defined Deleted: Automatic Increments
Deleted: T
761 under 59-C-15.9 and incentive density is provided as follows:
Deleted: facilities
762 Deleted: access
763 Proximity Level 1 Transit Level 2 Transit Deleted: For the purposes of the CR zones, transit
access is defined as a site with ADA-conforming
764 Adjacent or confronting 50% 25% access to an existing or master-plan approved
MetroRail, MARC, light rail, or a bus-rapid transit
765 Within ¼ mile 40% 20% station.

766 Between ¼ and ½ mile 30% 15% Deleted: The


Deleted: for development near a transit station is
767 Between ½ and 1 mile 20% 10% established in Table 59-C-15.71(f)
768 Deleted: .

769 59-C-15.73. Connectivity and Mobility Incentives. Formatted: Underline


Formatted: Underline
770 Projects that enhance connectivity and mobility encourage pedestrian and other
Formatted: Underline
771 non-auto travel for short and multi-purpose trips as well as for commuting.
Deleted: 82
772 They facilitate social interaction, provide opportunities for healthier living, and Formatted: Font: Not Bold
773 stimulate local businesses. Formatted: Indent: Left: 0.25"

774 Formatted: Font: Not Bold

775 59-C-15.731. Community Connectivity.


776 The minimum incentive density increase for a building that enhances Formatted: Font: Times New Roman
Formatted: Indent: Left: 0.5", No bullets or
777 community connectivity by locating near existing retail uses and/or numbering
778 providing retail uses requires that:
779 a) at least ten different existing or proposed retail uses with direct Deleted:
Formatted: Font: Times New Roman
780 pedestrian access are within 1/2 mile and
Formatted: Numbered + Level: 1 +
781 b) a minimum of 35% of those uses have a maximum floor area of Numbering Style: a, b, c, … + Start at: 1 +
Alignment: Left + Aligned at: 1" + Indent at:
782 5,000 square feet and that any newly provided retail uses remain at 1.25"

783 or below that area for a period of at least 4 years after the initial Deleted: 0.5

784 use-and-occupancy permit is issued for that use. Deleted: miles

785 Formatted: Indent: Left: 0.5", No bullets or


numbering
786 The maximum increase requires additional benefits such as a large diversity
787 of retail, a greater number of retail shops, provision of services associated
788 with live-work units, or that the required number of retail uses are within ¼
789 mile.
Deleted: ¶
790
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791 59-C-15.732 Community Garden. Deleted: .

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813 Community gardens allow residents to grow their own produce, reduce
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814 automobile reliance, increase water and air quality, and foster social Formatted: Tab stops: Not at 0.34" + 6.5"
815 interaction. The minimum incentive density increase requires that the
816 garden:
817 a) Is located on the subject site or within 500 feet of the subject site; Deleted: ¶

818 b) Provides all garden spaces with a minimum of 12” of soil depth and Deleted: one
Deleted: 16 square-f
819 access to water; and
Deleted: oo
820 c) Provides at least one assigned 16 square-foot minimum garden space for Deleted: eet of garden space
821 a minimum of 5% of the dwelling units, of which at least 1 of each 10 is Formatted: Highlight
822 accessible according to ADA standards . – get language from Jacob Deleted: garden that is accessible according to

823 Deleted: for 2% of the total spaces allocated;


Formatted: Highlight
824 The maximum increase requires additional features such as a composting
Deleted: <#>Provides all garden spaces with a
825 facility, additional garden space, seating areas, doubling as a green roof, or minimum of 12” of soil depth and access to water;
and¶
826 additional accessible garden plots. <#>Provides a minimum of 16 square feet of space
for a minimum of 5% of the dwelling units.¶
827 ¶
The maximum increase requires such additional
828 59-C-15.733. Parking at the Minimum. features as a composting facility, additional garden
space, seating areas, doubling as a green roof, or
829 a) The minimum incentive density increase requires that sites of one acre or additional accessible garden plots.¶

830 more provide on-site only the minimum required number of parking 59-C-15.822. Community Connectivity.¶ ... [33]
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831 spaces.
Deleted: ¶
832 b) The maximum increase requires that sites of less than one acre provide
Deleted: ing
833 on-site only the minimum required number of parking spaces. Deleted: provision of
834 Deleted: <#>The maximum increase requires
... [34]
835 59-C-15.734. Pedestrian Through-Block Connections. Deleted: <#>provision of
Deleted: <#>the difference between the minimum
... [35]
836 Through-block connections enhance pedestrian mobility and help to create a
Deleted: 824
837 variety of open spaces, particularly on larger blocks. The minimum Deleted: interesting
838 incentive density increase for a pedestrian through-block connection requires Deleted: ¶
839 that: Deleted: walkway

840 a) The pedestrian connection must provide direct access between two or Deleted: at least
Deleted: walkway
841 more streets;
Deleted: 70
842 b) The minimum width of the pedestrian connection must be 15 feet; Deleted: 50
843 c) A minimum of 35 percent of the walls facing the interior pedestrian Deleted: walkway

844 connection below a height of 8 feet must have clear, unobstructed Deleted: eight
Deleted: glazing
845 windows unless an alternative design is found to be at least equally safe;
Deleted: for a minimum of 65 percent of its length
846 d) The pedestrian connection must be open to the public between sunrise Deleted: walkway
847 and sunset and, where it leads to a transit facility or publicly-accessible Deleted: 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

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935 parking facility within ½ mile, for the hours of operation of the transit
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936 and/or parking facility; and Formatted: Tab stops: Not at 0.34" + 6.5"
937 e) New retail uses fronting both a pedestrian connection and a street, must Deleted: R

938 maintain operable doors from both unless not required by the Planning Deleted: walkway
Deleted: shall
939 Board during site plan review.
940 Formatted: Indent: Left: 0.5", No bullets or
numbering
941 The maximum increase requires additional benefits such as direct connection
942 to parks, transit facilities, or public buildings; the pedestrian connection is
943 animated by retail uses along a majority of its length; the connection is
944 increased in width; or public artworks are integrated into the walk.
945 Deleted: ¶

946 59-C-15.735. Public Parking.


947 The minimum increase requires providing on-site the difference between the Formatted: Indent: Left: 0.5", No bullets or
numbering
948 minimum number of required parking spaces and the maximum number of
949 allowed parking spaces as publicly accessible spaces for free or at a market
950 rate.
951
952 The maximum increase requires providing public parking spaces as required
953 above in combination with additional improvements such as constructing Deleted: The maximum increase requires further
954 those spaces underground or in a structure. benefits such as a direct connection to parks, transit
facilities, or public buildings; the pedestrian
955 connection is animated by retail uses along the
majority of its length; the connection is increased in
956 59-C-15.736. Transit Access Improvement. width; or public artworks are integrated into the
walk.¶
957 The minimum incentive density increase for transit access improvements Formatted: Indent: Left: 0.5"
958 requires that: Deleted: 825

959 a) The improvements are located within 1/2 mile of the proposed Deleted: 5
Deleted: ¶
960 development site or, in the case of mobile transit improvements such as a
Deleted: be
961 bus shuttle, that provide regular access for passengers within 1/2 mile and Deleted: 2,500 feet
962 b) The improvements are built to current ADA accessibility standards. Deleted: 2,500 feet

963 Deleted: be
Formatted: No bullets or numbering
964 The maximum increase requires additional benefits such as closer access,
Formatted: Indent: Left: 0.5", No bullets or
965 new access easements, connecting walkways, mezzanines, seating areas, numbering

966 structures for wind/rain protection, or concourse areas. Deleted: ¶


The maximum increase requires additional benefits
967 such as closer access, new access easements,
connecting walkways, mezzanines, seating areas,
968 59-C-15.74. Diversity Incentives. structures for wind/rain protection, or concourse
areas.¶
969 Deleted: 83

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995 59-C-15.741. Adaptive Buildings. Deleted: DRAFT #10¶
996 Adaptive buildings can adjust to a diversity of uses over time, which makes Formatted: Tab stops: Not at 0.34" + 6.5"
997 them more accommodating of mixed uses, more sustainable, and more
998 embedded in the pattern of a community. The minimum incentive density
999 increase for an adaptive building requires that:
1000 a) The minimum floor to floor dimension is 15 feet for all floors and Formatted: Numbered + Level: 1 +
Numbering Style: a, b, c, … + Start at: 1 +
1001 b) The internal floor plan is based on a structural system allowing flexibility Alignment: Left + Aligned at: 0.5" + Indent at:
0.75"
1002 of volumes divisible from one open floor plate to any number of parceled Deleted: ;
1003 volumes. Deleted: ;

1004
1005 The maximum increase requires additional benefits such as that the Deleted: T

1006 structural system has additive capacity for any available density and height
1007 that is not used by the building without demolition of the structure or the Deleted: ; and¶
The in
1008 internal layout is built with a flexible cellular system that allows for
1009 residential, retail, and office uses to occupy any of the cells. Formatted: Font: Not Bold
1010 Deleted: 831
1011 59-C-15.742. Affordable Housing. Deleted: and/or WFHUs

1012 All development must comply with the requirements of Chapters 25A and Deleted: floor area for affordable residential uses
Deleted: density
1013 25B for the provision of Moderately Priced Dwelling Units (MPDUs) and
Deleted: when a percentage of the additional
1014 Workforce Housing Units (WFHUs). dwelling units includes affordable housing as either
1015 moderately priced dwelling units (MPDUs) and/or
workforce housing units (WFHUs)
1016 Provision of MPDUs above the minimum required grants an incentive Deleted: ¶
1017 density increase providing the following standards are met: Deleted: 2
1018 a) The increase in density is calculated on the incentive density as required Deleted: and 25
1019 by Chapters 25A; Deleted: 2
1020 b) The MPDUs must be reasonably distributed throughout the project; and Deleted: B
1021 c) Any dwelling units built under this section must be controlled as either Deleted: Both
1022 MPDUs for a minimum period of 99 years. Deleted: and WFHUs

1023 Deleted: or WFHUs

1024 Example: Provision of 14.5% MPDUs achieves an incentive density increase of 20% (25-A- Deleted: and the proportion of MPDUs may not
be less than 12.5%
1025 5(c)(3)). In the case of a CR4.5, that would equal 0.20 x 4.0 (the incentive density), which is 0.8 Formatted: Font: 12 pt, Italic
1026 FAR. Formatted: Border: Box: (Single solid line,
Auto, 0.5 pt Line width)
1027
Formatted: Font: 12 pt
1028 Provision of WFHUs grants an incentive density increase at the following
Deleted: percentage
1029 rate: 2 times the percentage of units provided as WFHUs up to 30%. Formatted: Font: 12 pt
1030 Formatted: Font: 12 pt
Formatted: Indent: Left: 0.5"

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1055 Example: Provision of 5% WFHUs achieves an incentive density increase of 10%; provision of
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1056 12% WFHUs achieves an incentive density increase of 24%.
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1057
1058 59-C-15.743. Care Center. Deleted: 832

1059 The minimum incentive density increase for a center for daytime adult or
1060 child care requires that at least 12 slots are provided and a minimum of 25 Deleted: twelve
Deleted: spaces
1061 percent of the available slots in the care center is available to the general
Deleted: space
1062 public.
1063
1064 The maximum increase requires additional benefits such as additional slots,
1065 a safe drop-off area, an increase in slots available to the general public, and
1066 recreation facilities provided above those required by law.
1067 Deleted: ¶
The maximum increase requires additional benefits
1068 59-C-15.744. Community Facility. such as additional spaces, a drop-off area, an
increase in spaces available to the general public,
1069 The minimum incentive density increase for a community facility that helps and recreation facilities beyond those required by
law.¶
1070 meet the needs of residents and workers requires that: Deleted: 833
1071 a) The community facility is recommended in the appropriate master plan Deleted: ¶

1072 or sector plan and Deleted: public

1073 b) Is accepted for operation and use by an appropriate public agency,


1074 community association, or nonprofit organization; Deleted:

1075 Formatted: No bullets or numbering

1076 The maximum increase requires further benefits such as an entrance to the Formatted: Indent: Left: 0.5", No bullets or
numbering
1077 facility directly on the street, location of the building within 10 feet of a
1078 public sidewalk, associated outdoor open space, or integration into an area
1079 with a minimum residential FAR of 2.0 or greater (or 30 dwelling units per
1080 acre).
1081 Deleted: ¶
The maximum increase requires further benefits such
1082 59-C-15.745. Local Retail Preservation. as an entrance to the community facility on a street,
location of the building within ten feet of a public
1083 Preservation of locally-owned small businesses on site, as determined by the sidewalk, associated outdoor open space, or
integration into an area with a minimum residential
1084 Small Business Administration’s Table of Small Business Size Standards FAR of 2.0 or greater (or 30 dwelling units per acre).¶
Deleted: 834
1085 (SBA Table) is eligible for incentive density according to the following:
1086 a) Preservation of up to 2 small businesses: 10% and Deleted: ¶

1087 b) Preservation of 3 or more small businesses: 20%.


1088
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1089 59-C-15.746. Unit Mix and Size. Deleted: Dwelling

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1115 The minimum incentive density increase for creating residential buildings
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1116 with a minimum mix of dwelling unit types (calculated by rounding to the Deleted: Monday, July 13, 2009
1117 next higher whole number) requires provision of at least: Deleted: a minimum percentage of unit types, as
follows
1118 a) 7.5 percent as efficiency dwelling units, Deleted: :
1119 b) 8 percent as one-bedroom dwelling units, Deleted: ¶
1120 c) 8 percent as two-bedroom dwelling units, and Deleted: 8

1121 d) 5 percent as three-bedroom dwelling units.


1122
1123 The maximum increase requires provision of at least (rounded to the next Deleted: that the minimum percentage of unit
types
1124 higher whole number): Deleted: is as follows
1125 a) 10 percent as efficiency dwelling units, Deleted: ¶

1126 b) 10 percent as one-bedroom units,


1127 c) 10 percent as two-bedroom units, and
1128 d) 7.5 percent as three-bedroom units.
1129
1130 59-C-15.75. Design Incentives. Deleted: 84

1131
1132 59-C-15.751. Floor Plate Size. Deleted: 841

1133 The minimum incentive density increase for the provision of floor plate Deleted: d
Deleted: incentive i
1134 restrictions requires that:
1135 a) The floor area of any floor above a height of 120 feet does not exceed Deleted: ¶

1136 10,000 square feet for residential uses or 19,000 square feet of non- Deleted: 7

1137 residential uses, or 12,000 square feet of mixed-uses (provided that not
1138 more than 60 percent of a mixed- use floor is used for any single use);
1139 and
1140 b) The exterior of the building facing any street or public open space has a
1141 minimum of 60 percent glass on the floors with the reduced floor plate.
1142 Formatted: Indent: Left: 0.5", No bullets or
numbering
1143 The maximum increase requires additional benefits, such as providing the
1144 reduced floor plates in conjunction with the Wow Factor, providing smaller
1145 floor plates, combining this incentive with the tower setback, providing a
1146 larger percentage of glass, or integrating sustainable technologies into the Deleted: ¶
The maximum density increase requires additional
1147 architecture. benefits, such as providing smaller floor plates,
combining this incentive with a tower setback,
1148 providing a larger percentage of glass, or integrating
sustainable technologies into the architecture.¶
1149 59-C-15.752. Historic Resource Protection. Deleted: 842

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1172 The minimum incentive density increase for the protection of a historic
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1173 resource as designated in the Master Plan of Historic Preservation requires Deleted: Monday, July 13, 2009
1174 that a preservation plan for the resource is approved by the Historic Deleted: incentive

1175 Preservation Commission.


1176 The maximum increase requires that other benefits are provided, such as
1177 interpretive signs/exhibits, integration and construction of context-
1178 appropriate landscapes and settings, or protection of important viewsheds.
1179 Deleted: ¶

1180 59-C-15.753. Parking Below Grade.


1181 The minimum incentive density increase requires that sites of one acre or Formatted: Indent: Left: 0.5", No bullets or
numbering
1182 more provide all on-site parking spaces below the average grade of the
1183 primary street frontage.
1184
1185 The maximum increase requires that sites of less than one acre provide all
1186 on-site parking spaces below the average grade of the primary street
1187 frontage.
1188 Deleted: The maximum increase requires that
other benefits are provided, such as interpretive signs
1189 59-C-15.754. Podium/Tower Setback. or integration and construction of context-
appropriate landscapes and settings.¶
1190 The minimum incentive density increase for the provision of a tower setback Deleted: 843
1191 requires that the tower must be set back from the first floor building frontage Deleted: 3

1192 at or below 72 feet and the setback must be a minimum of 6 feet. Formatted: Indent: Left: 0.5", No bullets or
numbering
1193 Deleted: incentive
1194 The maximum increase requires that the tower setback be at or below 50 feet Deleted: :¶

1195 and that the setback be a minimum of 12 feet. T
Deleted: the 6th floor
1196
Deleted: ¶
1197 59-C-15.755. Public Art. The

1198 Public art is considered a public benefit because it enhances the quality of Deleted: the 4th floor
Deleted: 844
1199 place and creates a sense of identity in a community. The minimum
Deleted: 4
1200 incentive density increase for public art requires that:
Deleted: the
1201 a) It enhances the general or specific cultural objectives of the applicable Deleted: incentive
1202 master or sector plan;
1203 b) It is approved by the Public Arts Trust Steering Committee.
1204
1205 The maximum increase requires that, in addition to the above requirements,
1206 the artwork fulfill a minimum of five of the eight goals enumerated in the

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1227 report by the Study Committee on Artwork in the Optional Method Projects
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1228 report that was approved by the Planning Board, as amended. Formatted: Tab stops: Not at 0.34" + 6.5"
1229
1230 A fee-in-lieu for public art may be made according to the following
1231 provisions:
1232 a) The minimum fee is calculated on 1% of the development’s projected
1233 cost;
1234 b) The fee is paid to the Public Arts Trust Steering Committee;
1235 c) The fee is used for installation, management, and maintenance of public Deleted: provision

1236 art in the policy area where the proposed development is located; and
1237 d) The incentive density is equal to a 5% increase for every 1% of projected Deleted: .

1238 development cost paid to the Steering Committee up to 20%


1239
1240 59-C-15.756. Public Plaza/Open Space. Deleted: 845
Deleted: 5
1241 Plazas are important public amenities and create interesting spaces and
Deleted: an
1242 active gathering areas. The minimum incentive density increase for any Deleted: y
1243 plaza requires that: Deleted: incentive
1244 a) The plaza is directly accessible to a street; Deleted: ¶

1245 b) The plaza must be open to the public at a minimum between sunrise and Deleted: 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

1246 sunset;
1247 c) No proposed loading or parking facilities should be visible below a
1248 height of the fourth floor; and
1249 d) The plaza must be in addition to any public use space required by the Deleted: open

1250 development standards or other minimum open space requirement of this


1251 Article.
1252
1253 The maximum increase requires that the above requirements are met in
1254 addition to the following:
1255 a) The minimum width of the plaza must be 50 feet; Deleted: ¶

1256 b) Where the plaza is provided as part of a redevelopment, buildings facing


1257 the plaza must be designed so that:
1258 1) The walls of any non-residential floor area facing the plaza must have
1259 windows on a minimum of 60 percent of the façade below a height of Deleted: 7
Deleted: glazing
1260 40 feet and
Deleted: four floors
1261 2) The main entry to any dwelling units is from a wall facing the plaza;

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1276 c) The plaza should contain seating, trash receptacles, landscaping, and
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1277 other amenities such as water features, kiosks, and passive recreation Formatted: Tab stops: Not at 0.34" + 6.5"
1278 areas.
1279
1280 59-C-15.757. Streetscape, Off-Site. Deleted: 846
Deleted: 6
1281 Streetscape improvements enhance the pedestrian experience and better
1282 connect buildings to the public spaces. The minimum incentive density
1283 increase for streetscape improvements requires that the following criteria are Deleted: incentive

1284 met:
1285 a) The improvements must be located within 1/2 mile of the subject site and Deleted: 2,500 feet

1286 b) The improvements are equal to 18 percent of the net lot. Deleted: the amount of on-site public open space
required by the development or
1287 Deleted: , whichever is greater
1288 The maximum increase requires that the improvements be equal to a
1289 minimum of 36 percent of the net lot area.
1290 Deleted: ¶
The Applicant may make a cash contribution for the
1291 59-C-15.758. Wow Factor. value of improvements to a County Agency which
will undertake the improvements in full.¶
1292 The minimum incentive density increase for high-quality site and Deleted: 847
1293 architectural design requires that at least three of the following criteria are Deleted: 7

1294 met. The maximum density increase requires that a least five of the Deleted: incentive

1295 following criteria are met.


1296 a) Provides innovate solutions in response to the architectural context and Deleted: ¶

1297 surrounding landscape, for example by rotating floor plates for views or
1298 reconciling offset street-walls;
1299 b) Creates a sense of place that will serve as a landmark in the community,
1300 for example by creating a distinguishing element that is visible from an
1301 important view or at a gateway to an area;
1302 c) Enhances the public realm in a distinct and original manner, for example
1303 by using existing materials and forms in new ways to provide continuity
1304 and contrast;
1305 d) Adds to the diversity of the built realm within the community, for
1306 example by introducing new materials, building methods, or design
1307 styles;
1308 e) Uses design solutions to make compact/infill living, working, and
1309 shopping environments pleasurable and desirable, for example by
1310 retrofitting surface parking lots and single-use retail malls or creating

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1326 multi-use, pedestrian-dominated realms in previous auto-oriented areas;
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1327 and Deleted: DRAFT #10¶
1328 f) Integrates environmentally sustainable solutions, for example by using
1329 bmp stormwater management facilities in an apparent and observable
1330 way or integrating passive solar features into the visible structure of a
1331 building or site.
1332
1333 59-C-15.76. Environment Incentives. Deleted: 85

1334
1335 59-C-15.761. Bio-retention and Stormwater Recharge.
1336 The minimum incentive density increase for the use of bio-retention and
1337 recharge facilities requires that a minimum of 25% of projected stormwater
1338 outfall for a 10-year event be contained and recharged on site or within ¼
1339 mile of the site.
1340
1341 The maximum increase requires that a minimum of 50% of projected
1342 stormwater for a 10-year event be contained and recharged. Deleted: on site

1343
1344 59-C-15.762. Conveyed Parkland. Deleted: 851

1345 The minimum incentive density increase for land conveyed to the M- Deleted: MC

1346 NCPPC Department of Parks for inclusion in or provision of parkland, trail


1347 area, or other master-planned Parks’ use requires conveyance of at least of
1348 15% of the gross lot area. The maximum increase requires conveyance of at Deleted:
Deleted: net
1349 least 30% of the gross lot area.
Deleted: net
1350
1351 59-C-15.763. Dark Skies. Deleted: 852

1352 The minimum incentive density increase for dark skies-compliant projects
1353 requires that they be built and maintained in conformance with the standards
1354 established by the International Dark-Sky Association
1355 (http://docs.darksky.org/Codes/LightingCodeHandbook.pdf).
1356
1357 The maximum increase requires that the exterior lighting plan be integrated
1358 into an energy efficiency plan for the entire property submitted and approved
1359 by the Planning Board with a site plan application.
1360

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1369 59-C-15.764. Energy Efficiency and Generation. Deleted: Monday, July 13, 2009
1370 The minimum density incentive increase for the use of on-site renewable Deleted: DRAFT #10¶
1371 energy generation requires that buildings must meet the minimum energy
1372 efficiency standards of 17.5% for new buildings or 10.5% for existing
1373 buildings and/or generate a minimum of 1.5% of their energy cost on site Deleted: 2

1374 energy generation.


Deleted: ¶
1375 59-C-15.853. Vegetated Roof.¶
The minimum density incentive increase for green
1376 The maximum increase requires additional benefits such as greater energy roofs requires that:¶

1377 efficiency and the generation of a minimum of 2.5% of energy cost on site. <#>The green roof must cover a minimum of 33% of
the roof of the building excluding any space
1378 occupied by mechanical equipment; ¶
<#>The soil or media depth must be a minimum of 4
1379 59-C-15.765. Green Walls inches; and¶
<#>The vegetation must be maintained for the life of
1380 The minimum incentive density increase for a green wall requires that: the building and the County will have access to
inspect, install, and/or maintain the vegetation at the
1381 a) It must be designed, installed, and maintained to cover a minimum of expense of the owner.¶

1382 30% of the area of a blank wall or parking garage facing a street or plaza; The maximum increase requires that further benefits
are provided, such as more intensive vegetation, and
1383 b) It must be found to add to the aesthetic quality and environmental coverage of a minimum of 50% of the roof area.¶

1384 sustainability of the project; and Deleted: 854

1385 c) It should be on the south or west facades of the building to achieve Deleted: incentive
Deleted: ¶
1386 maximum energy savings.
Formatted: Line spacing: single
1387
Deleted: ; and¶
1388 The maximum increase requires additional benefits such as a greater percent The vegetation must be maintained for the life of the
building and the County will have access to inspect,
1389 of coverage, the use of plants with varying flowering seasons, or integration install, and/or maintain the vegetation at the expense
of the owner.
1390 into an overall energy or environmental site design program. Deleted: ¶
1391 Deleted: The maximum increase requires further
benefits, such as a greater amount of coverage and
1392 59-C-15.766. LEED Rating. integration into an overall energy or environmental
site design program.¶
1393 A LEED-rated (or County-approved equivalent) building or site is eligible
Formatted: Indent: Left: 0.5"
1394 for an incentive density increase provided it meets any continuing Deleted: 855
1395 requirements necessary to maintain that status. Deleted: Silver/Gold Certification
1396 (http://www.usgbc.org/Default.aspx) The amount of incentive density Deleted: f
Deleted: incentive floor area
1397 increase is equal to the following:
Deleted: ¶
1398 a) LEED Silver: 10%
Deleted: ¶
1399 b) LEED Gold: 20% 59-C-15.856. Vegetated Area.¶
The minimum density incentive increase for a
1400 c) LEED Platinum: 30% vegetated area requires that the following criteria are
met:¶
1401 ¶
<#>The area must be a minimum of 5% of any on-
1402 59-C-15.767. Rainwater Reuse. site open space;¶
<#>The area is not counted towards the green roof
incentive provisions;¶ ... [36]
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1469 The minimum incentive density increase for the collection of rainwater for
Deleted: Thursday, July 09, 2009
1470 on-site irrigation, grey-water use, or filtration for re-use, requires that a Deleted: DRAFT #10¶
1471 minimum of 25% of projected rainwater for a 10-year event be collected and Deleted: incentive

1472 used on-site or within ¼ mile of the site. Deleted:

1473
1474 The maximum increase requires that a minimum of 50% of projected
1475 rainwater for a 10-year event be collected and used. Deleted: on site

1476 Deleted: ¶
59-C-15.858. Bio-retention and Stormwater
1477 59-C-15.768. Transferable Development Rights Recharge.¶
The minimum density incentive increase for the use
1478 The incentive density increase for the purchase of transferable development of bio-retention and recharge facilities requires that a
minimum of 25% of projected stormwater outfall be
1479 rights (TDRs) must meet the following: contained and recharged on site.¶

1480 a) The purchase must be executed and recorded prior to approval of a record The maximum increase requires that a minimum of
50% of projected stormwater be contained and
1481 plat; recharged on site.¶
Formatted: Font: Bold
1482 b) The use of this incentive must be for development on land recommended
Formatted: Numbered + Level: 1 +
1483 as a TDR receiving area in an approved and adopted master or sector Numbering Style: a, b, c, … + Start at: 1 +
Alignment: Left + Aligned at: 0.5" + Indent at:
1484 plan; 0.75"

1485 c) TDRs must be purchased in groups of 10; and


1486 d) The incentive density increase is equal to 10% for every 10 TDRs
1487 purchased up to 30%.
1488
1489 59-C-15.769. Tree Canopy. Formatted: Font: Bold
Deleted: 85
1490 The minimum incentive density increase for the provision of tree canopy
Deleted: 9
1491 requires coverage of at least 25% of the on-site open space at 15 years Deleted: incentive
1492 growth. Deleted:
1493
1494 The maximum increase requires coverage of at least 50% of the on-site open
1495 space at 15 years growth.
1496 Deleted: ¶
59-C-15.8510. Renewable Energy Generation.¶
1497 59-C-15.7610. Vegetated Area. The minimum density incentive increase for the use
of on-site renewable energy generation requires that
1498 The minimum incentive density increase for a vegetated area requires that a minimum of 2.5% of a site’s energy use
requirement is met by the on-site energy generation.¶
1499 the following criteria are met: ¶
The maximum increase requires provision of a
1500 a) The area must be in addition to any required on-site open space or any minimum of 5% on-site energy generation.¶

1501 vegetated roof incentive;


1502 b) The area must replace at least 5,000 square feet of impervious area;
1503 c) The area provides a minimum of 12 inches of soil depth; and

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1531 d) The area is planted with well-maintained vegetation.
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1532 Formatted: Tab stops: Not at 0.34" + 6.5"
1533 The maximum increase requires additional benefits such as larger area or
1534 greater soil depth.
1535
1536 59-C-15.7611. Vegetated Roof.
1537 The minimum incentive density increase for a vegetated roof requires that:
1538 a) The vegetated roof must cover a minimum of 33% of the roof of the
1539 building, excluding any space occupied by mechanical equipment and
1540 b) The soil or media depth must be a minimum of 4 inches.
1541
1542 The maximum increase requires coverage of a minimum of 60% of the roof
1543 area.
1544
1545 59-C-15.77. Special Regulations for Use of a Building Lot Termination Deleted: 8
Deleted: 9
1546 (BLT) Development Right.
1547 Building lot termination easements may be purchased for incentive density Deleted: Any building with floor area above the
amount allowed by the standard method must
1548 according to the following provisions: provide for b
Deleted: if recommended by an approved master
1549 a) BLT easements must be purchased or a contribution must be made to the or sector plan ac

1550 Agricultural Land Preservation Fund under Chapter 2B equal to 12.5 percent Deleted: ¶
Deleted: <#>Residential development within a
1551 of the incentive density FAR; metro-station policy area that provides workforce
housing is exempt from this section;¶
1552 b) One BLT is required for every 7,500 square feet of residential floor area of Building lot termination
1553 the 12.5% incentive density area calculated in (a); Deleted: .

1554 c) One BLT is required for every 9,000 square feet of non-residential floor area Deleted: building lot termination
Deleted: o
1555 of the 12.5% incentive density area calculated in (a);
Deleted: above 0.5 FAR or
1556 d) When a BLT easement cannot be purchased or the amount of floor area Deleted: above 0.5 FAR (or 0.5 FAR total for a
1557 attributed to a building lot termination easement is a fraction of the floor mixed-use project)
Deleted: ; a
1558 area equivalent, payment must be made to the Ag Land Preservation Fund
Deleted: nd
1559 according to the rate set annually by executive regulation; and Deleted: a
1560 e) The maximum incentive density increase is 50%. Deleted: .
1561
1562 59-C-15.8. Existing Approvals. Deleted: 10
Deleted: 9
1563 a) A lawfully existing building or structure and the uses therein, which predates
Deleted: ¶
1564 the applicable sectional map amendment, is a conforming structure or use, and
1565 may be continued, renovated, reconstructed to the same size and configuration,

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1591 or enlarged up to 10 percent above the existing floor areas or 7,500 square feet,
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1592 whichever is less and does not require a site plan. A larger addition requires Formatted: Tab stops: Not at 0.34" + 6.5"
1593 compliance with the full provisions of this division.
1594 b) A project that received an approved development plan under 59-D-1 or 59-H-
1595 2.5 prior to the enactment of the CR zones may proceed according to the Deleted: is district

1596 binding elements of the development plan and will thereafter be treated as a
1597 lawfully existing building under section a) above. Any increase in the total
1598 floor area, height, or reduction of setbacks approved by the development plan
1599 requires compliance with the full provisions of this division.
1600 c) A project which has had a preliminary or site plan approved prior to the Deleted: subject
Deleted: to
1601 applicable sectional map amendment may be built or altered at any time subject
1602 to either the full provisions of the previous zone or this division at the option of Formatted: No bullets or numbering

1603 the owner. If built in accordance with the provisions of the previous approval, Formatted: Font: Bold
Deleted: 10
1604 it shall thereafter be treated as a lawfully existing building under section a)
Formatted: Font: Bold
1605 above. Formatted: Indent: Left: 0", Hanging: 0.25",
No bullets or numbering
1606
Formatted: Font: 14 pt
1607 59-C-15.9. Definitions Specific to the CR Zones.
Formatted: Font: Bold
1608 Car share space: A parking space that serves as the location of an actively in- Formatted: Indent: Left: 0", Hanging: 0.25"
1609 service vehicle used by a vehicle-sharing service. Formatted: Font: 14 pt

1610 Live/Work unit: Buildings or spaces within buildings that are used jointly for Formatted: Font: 14 pt

1611 commercial and residential purposes where the residential use of the space is Formatted: Font: 14 pt

1612 secondary or accessory to the primary use as a place of work. Formatted: Font: 14 pt
Formatted: Font: 14 pt
1613 Priority retail street frontage: Frontage along a right-of-way identified in a
Formatted: Font: Bold
1614 Master or Sector Plan to be developed with street-oriented retail to encourage
Formatted: Indent: Left: 0", Hanging: 0.25",
1615 pedestrian activity along the. No bullets or numbering
Formatted: Font: 14 pt
1616 Public owned or operated uses: Activities that are located on land owned by or
Formatted: Font: 14 pt
1617 leased and developed or operated by a local, county, state, or federal body or
Formatted: Font: 14 pt
1618 agency. Formatted: Font: Bold
1619 Recreational facilities, participatory, indoor: Provision of sports or recreation Formatted: Font: 14 pt
1620 by and for participants for uses conducted within an enclosed building. Formatted: Font: 14 pt

1621 Spectators would be incidental on a nonrecurring basis. Typical uses include Formatted: Font: 14 pt

1622 bowling alleys, billiard parlors, indoor tennis and handball courts, and health Formatted: Font: 14 pt, Bold

1623 clubs. Formatted: Font: Bold

1624 Recreational facilities, participatory, outdoor: Provision of sports or recreation Formatted: Font: 14 pt
Formatted: Font: 14 pt, Bold
1625 by and for participants for uses conducted outside of an enclosed building.
Formatted: Font: Bold
1626 Spectators would be incidental on a nonrecurring basis. Typical uses include
Formatted: Font: 14 pt

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1631 driving ranges, miniature golf courses, swimming pools, and outdoor ice
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1632 skating rinks. Deleted: DRAFT #10¶
1633 Retail sales and service, general: Commercial establishments engaged in selling Formatted: Font: Bold
1634 merchandise to the general public and services incidental to the sale of Formatted: Font: 14 pt
1635 merchandise. These establishments include, for example, antique shops, drug Formatted: Indent: Left: 0", Hanging: 0.25"
1636 stores, dry-cleaning pick up stations, duplicating services, florists, grocery
1637 stores, health clubs, newsstands, photographic studios, shoe repair shops,
1638 specialty shops, and tailoring shops, among many others. Formatted: Font: 14 pt

1639 Transit proximity: Level 1 proximity is based on location within one mile of a Formatted: Font: Bold
Formatted: Indent: Left: 0", Hanging: 0.25",
1640 Metrorail Station. Level 2 proximity is based on location within one mile of a No bullets or numbering
1641 Marc Station or a transportation corridor with fixed route bus service where Deleted: access

1642 service intervals are no longer than 15 minute during peak commute hours. A Formatted: Font: Bold

1643 project shall be considered to be within one mile of transit if all parcels within
1644 the project have no more than 25% of their area farther than one mile from a
1645 transit stop or corridor and if not more than 10% of the residential units in the
1646 project are father than one mile from the stop or corridor. A planned transit
1647 stop or corridor is one that is funded for construction within the first four years
1648 of the Consolidated Transportation Program and/or the Capital Improvement
1649 Program.
1650
1651 Sec. 2. Effective date. This ordinance becomes effective 20 days after the date of
1652 Council adoption.
1653

1654 This is a correct copy of Council action.


1655

1656 ________________________________
1657 Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
1658
1659

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59-C-15.32. Operational Restrictions.


The operation of a drive-through or a surface parking lot is subject to the
following:

Drive-Through Services:
No part of the driveway may be located between the street and the main
front wall of a building or the side wall of a building on a corner lot
unless the Planning Board finds that no other circulation option is
reasonably feasible.;
The drive-through service window must be screened from visibility from
the street by the main building (or the primary street on a corner lot); and
Curb cuts to a street must be minimized in typical situations to one drive
aisle of no more than 20 feet in width for two-way traffic or two drive
aisles of no more than 10 feet in width for one-way traffic.

Surface Parking:
No part of the parking facility at or above grade may be located between
the street and the main front wall of the building or the side wall of a
building on a corner lot unless the Planning Board finds that no
alternative is reasonably feasible;
Primary vehicular access to the parking facility must be from an alley
when the site is bounded by such; and
Curb cuts must be kept to a minimum and shared by common
ingress/egress easements whenever possible.

59-C-15.4. Methods of Development.


Two methods of development are available under the CR zones.

59-C-15.41. Standard Method.


Standard method development must meet the parking standards, general
requirements, and development standards under this Article. A site plan is
required for a standard method development project if:

The gross floor area exceeds 10,000 square feet;


Any building or group of buildings contains 6 or more dwelling units; or
Any use generates more than 15 peak-hour trips.

59-C-15.42. Optional Method.


Optional method development must meet the parking standards, general
requirements, and development standards under this Article. In addition, the
optional method of development allows for the maximum density and height as
indicated on the official zoning maps if supported by additional public benefits
as delineated by the incentive zoning provisions of this Article. Site plan
review is required for any optional method of development project.

59-C-15.5. Parking.
The following parking standards apply to any development in the CR zones.

The maximum number of parking spaces provided on site must not exceed the
number established under Article 59-E.
The minimum number of parking spaces must not be less than the maximum
number of spaces established above, as reduced by the following table:

Minimum Parking Requirements


Distance from Transit Access
¼ mile ¼ to ½ mile ½ mile to 1 >1 mile
The minimum number of 0.20 0.40 0.60 0.80
spaces required is equal to the
total as determined by Article
59-E multiplied by the
following factor:

For purposes of the CR zones, transit access is defined as a site with ADA-
conforming access to an existing or master planned MetroRail, MARC, light-
rail, or a bus-rapid transit station.
Parking requirements may be met by any of the following:
Providing the spaces on site,
Constructing on-street parking, or
Entering into an agreement for shared parking spaces in a facility within
1,000 feet of the subject lot provided that the off-site parking facility is not
in an agricultural or residential district.
Every “car-share” space provided reduces the total minimum number of
required spaces by six spaces for non-residential use or three spaces for
residential use.

Example: A site requiring a minimum of 100 spaces according to Article 59-E would be allowed
to provide a maximum of 100 spaces on site. If that site was within ¼ to ½ mile of a transit
station, the minimum requirement for parking would be 40 spaces (100 x 0.40 = 40). If two car-
share spaces were provided, that requirement would be 28 for non-residential use or 34 for
residential use.

Landscaping for surface parking facilities must be provided according to the


following table:

Minimum Landscape Standards for Surface Parking


Subject Requirement
Right-of-Way Screening 6-foot width of continuous soil panel or stormwater management
recharge facility (not including any PUE or PIE) with groundcover,
planting bed, or lawn; a minimum 3-foot high continuous evergreen
hedge or fence; and one deciduous tree per 30 feet of street frontage or
per the applicable streetscape standards.
Adjacent to a Property in any 4-foot width continuous soil panel or stormwater management recharge
Commercial, Industrial, or Mixed-Use facility with groundcover, planting bed, or lawn; one deciduous tree per
Zone 30 feet of frontage.
Adjacent to a Property in an Agricultural 10-foot width continuous soil panel or stormwater management recharge
or Residential District facility with groundcover, planting bed, or lawn; 6-foot high continuous
Internal Pervious Area 10% of the parking facility area; to count towards this requirement,
individual permeable areas must be a minimum of 100 square feet.
Tree Coverage 30% of the parking facility area (at 15 years growth).

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This section details the general requirements that must be met by any development
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Green Wall 5 10 15.854
LEED Rating 10 30 15.855
Vegetated Area 5 10 15.856
Rainwater Reuse 5 10 15.857
Bio-retention and Stormwater Recharge 5 10 15.858
Renewable Energy Generation 10 20 15.8510
Tree Canopy 10 20 15.859
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Provides all garden spaces with a minimum of 12” of soil depth and
access to water; and
Provides a minimum of 16 square feet of space for a minimum of 5% of
the dwelling units.
The maximum increase requires such additional features as a composting
facility, additional garden space, seating areas, doubling as a green roof, or
additional accessible garden plots.

59-C-15.822. Community Connectivity.


The minimum incentive density increase for a building that enhances
community connectivity by locating near existing retail uses and/or
providing retail uses requires that:

At least ten existing or proposed retail uses with direct pedestrian access
are within 0.5 miles;
The retail uses are located on a lot that is within 0.5 miles of:
An existing transit station,
A master or sector planned transit station , or
A property that is zoned with a residential FAR of 2.0 or greater (or
more than 30 units per acre);
The front setback of the proposed building containing the pedestrian
retail uses is a maximum of 5 feet (or 10 feet if a public
utility/improvement easement is required), unless a greater setback is
approved by the Planning Board; and
A minimum of 50 percent of any proposed retail uses must have a
minimum floor area of 5,000 square feet for a period of at least six years
after the initial use-and-occupancy permit is issued for the use.

The maximum increase requires additional benefits such as a large diversity


of retail, a greater number of retail shops, provision of services associated
with live-work units, or that the required number of retail uses are within ¼
mile.
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the difference between the minimum number of parking spaces and the
maximum number of parking spaces as publicly accessible spaces for
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59-C-15.856. Vegetated Area.


The minimum density incentive increase for a vegetated area requires that
the following criteria are met:

The area must be a minimum of 5% of any on-site open space;


The area is not counted towards the green roof incentive provisions;
The area provides a minimum of 12inches of soil depth; and
The area is planted with well-maintained vegetation.

The maximum increase requires the above and additional benefits such as a
larger area or greater soil depth.