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07/10/2003 - Bylaws - Design Review Boardeconomic conditions. Page 10 of 12 Mr. Kersten highlighted the proposed adjustments from the Workshop meeting that will be incorporated into the p osed budget. • $30,000 - Children Museum of the Brazos Valley • $ 5,000 - Retired and Senior Volunteer Program • $16,000 - African American National Heritage Society • $50,000 — Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial • $10,000 — Dispute Resolution Center • $ 4,500 — Bryan- College Station Sister Cities • $42,767 — George Bush Presidential Library and Museum Also, an additional $110,000 to provide economic development incentives; the additional funds will come from the electric and wastewater funds. Council member Maloney moved to approve Or 2 658 adopting a budget for the 2003 -2004 Fiscal year that includes the funding for the outside agencies listed above and additional $110,000 for economic development incentives. His motion also included the review of funds for the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum by the Arts Council of Brazos Valley. Council member Happ seconded the motion, which carried unanimously, 7 -0. FOR: Silvia, Hazen, Massey, Happ, Wareing, Mears, Maloney AGAINST: None Reegul Agend I t em _NQ 1 0.7 —- Presenta t ion, discussion and Dossi action on an ordinance providing for Ci C •ter_ Am City Attorney Harvey Cargill Jr., noted to amend the City Charter the City Council must pass an ordinance setting the modifications to the City Charter. The City Council on August 11, 2003 reviewed the City Charter and directed that six provisions be submitted to the citizens for City Charter election. The proposed ordinance contains all six provisions. The election would be held in conjunction with the bond election on November 4, 2003. Council member Massey moved to approve Ord No . 2 659 providing for the City Charter amendments, calling an election on said issue, providing for procedures relating to the conduct of said election and providing public notice. Council member Maloney seconded the motion, which carried unanimously, 7 -0. FOR: Silvia, Hazen, Massey, Happ, Wareing, Mears, Maloney AGAINST: None Regular Agenda Item No 10.8 — D and p action on appointment to the Design Review Board City Secretary Connie Hooks remarked that the Design Review Board has two vacancies that should be appointed with an individual who is an aesthetic representative and a business person. Council member Mears moved to appoint Richard Benning and Stanton Ware to the Design Review Board. Council member Wareing seconded the motion, which carried unanimously, 7 -0. Aa w Silvia, Hazen, Massey, Happ, Wareing, Mears, Maloney AGAINST: None http: / /www2.ci.college- station .tx.us /Council %2OMinutes /2003 /MINUTES %208- 28- 2003.htm 10/13/2004 Page 9 of 13 10.9 Approved by common consent an Advance Funding Agreement in partnership with the City of Bryan with the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) for the design and construction of the University Drive East Widening from the East Bypass to FM 158. �%r► 10.10 Approved by common consent an Interlocal Agreement (ILA) with Brazos County for the County's contribution to the future State Hwy 40 /Greens Prairie Road realignment project. 10.11 Approved by common consent Change Order #1 to the Professional Services Contract #02 -027 with CSC Engineering and Environmental Consultants, Inc. for engineering design and construction management for Fire Station #I repairs and renovations, increasing the contract in the amount of $20,000.00. 10.12 Approved by common consent calling a public hearing for July 24, 2003 for Budget Amendment #2 to the City of College Station 2002 -2003 Budget authorizing an increase in appropriations of $9,295,500 in various funds. 13. Approved by common consent approving the renewal of services contract #02 -159 with S.T. Lovett and Associates to provide right -of -way and real property acquisition services for an amount not to exceed $80,000.00. 10.14: Approved Or di n an ce No. 2 making certain findings of fact and continually vacating and abandoning a portion of a forty foot wide drainage easement, which crosses and lies within Lot 17, Block 1, Emerald Florist, Phase 2 in the City of College Station, Texas. CL cil member Happ moved approval of the consent agenda. Council member Hazen seconded the motion, which calWe' d unanimously, 7 -0. R AGE Regular Agend Item No. 11.1 -- Presentati di a nd pos action on an o a the m embership require o f the Review B Director of Development Services Kelly Templin remarked that the adopted language within Section 2.3 of the Unified Development Ordinance provides for a seven member Design Review Board consisting of the following: a registered architect; a business person; a landscape architect; a developer or land owner in a design district; a person knowledgeable in aesthetic judgement; a citizen -at- large; and the Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission or his designee. The addition of the following language to Section 2.413 of the Unified Development Code will clarify the appointment of those with stakes in the design district processes: "Of the members listed above, at least two shall be owners of property of a business within a design district, a resident within a design district, or an individual employed within a design district." This item was tabled at the June 12, 2003 City Council meeting so that the Board members could be appointed at the same meeting. Council member Massey removed this item from the table. Council member Maloney seconded the motion, which car-ied unanimously, 7 -0. http: / /www2.ci.college- station .tx.us /Council %2OMinutes /2003 /Minutes %207- 10- 2003.htm 10/13/2004 ORDINANCE NO. 2647 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 12, "UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE" OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, AS SET OUT BELOW, PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; AND DECLARING A PENALTY, AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Q BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS: (� PART 1: That Chapter 12, "UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE," of the Code of .5 Ordinances be amended as set out in Exhibit "A," attached hereto and made a part of this ordinance for all purposes. O PART 2: That if any provisions of any section of this ordinance shall be held to be void or unconstitutional, such holding shall in no way effect the validity of the remaining provi- sions or sections of this ordinance, which shall remain in full force and effect. PART 3: That any person, firm, or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punishable by a fine of not less than Twenty -five Dollars ($25.00) nor more than Two Thousand Dollars ($2, 000.00). Each day such violation shall continue or be permitted to continue, shall be deemed a separate offense. Said Ordinance, being a penal ordinance, becomes effective ten (10) days after its date of passage by the City Council, as provided by Section 35 of the Charter of the City of College Station PASSED, ADOPTED and APPROVED this 10th day of July 2003. APPROVED: SI , Mayor ATTEST. RON � C e Hooks, City Secretary APPROVED: C ity Attom �11__ ORDINANCE NO. 2647 Page 2 EXHIBIT "A" That Article 2.4 -B, "DESIGN REVIEW BOARD, MEMBERSHIP AND TERMS ", of the UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE of the City of College Station, Texas, is hereby amended to read as follows- 8. Membership and Terms The Design Review Board shall consist of seven regular members and two alternate members. Six of the regular members and the two altemate members shall be appointed by the City Council. City Council shall appoint the following to the Design Review Board: a. Registered architect b. Business person c. Landscape architect d. Developer or land owner in a design district e. Person knowledgeable in aesthetic judgment f. Citizen -at -large Of the members listed above, at least two shall be owners of property or a business within a design district, a resident within a design district, or an individual employed within a design district. The seventh regular member shall be the Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission or his designee. Article 2 Development Review Bodies Section 2.4. Design Review Board Also excluded are roadway and Infrastructure construction cntena and other subdivision regulations contained with Article 8, Subdivision Design and Improvements. Such requests shall require waivers granted by the Planning and Zoning Commission. 2. Administrative Appeals To hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is error in any order, requirement, decision, interpretation, or determination made by the Administrator or his designee in the enforcement of this UDO. 3. Official Zoning Map To interpret the intent of the Official Zoning Map where uncertainty exists because the physical features on the ground vary from those on the Official Zoning Map. E. Staff The Administrator shall provide staff, as needed, to the Zoning Board of Adjustment. 2.4 Design Review Board A. Creation `,,. A Design Review Board is hereby established by the City of College Station for the purpose of enhancing the City's ability to review sign, building, and site design issues, Including architectural issues as specified In this UDO, by bringing expertise from the community to bear on these issues in designated design districts. Per Ordinance No. 2753 dated September 23, 2004 B. Membership and Terms 1. The Design Review Board shall consist of seven regular members and two alternate members. Six of the regular members and the two alternate members shall be appointed by the City Council. City Council shall appoint the following to the Design Review Board: a. Registered architect b. Business person c. Landscape architect d. Developer or land owner in a design district e. Person knowledgeable in aesthetic judgment f. Citizen -at -large Of the members listed above, at least two shall be owners of property or a business within a design district, a resident within a design district, or an individual employed within a design district. The seventh regular member shall be the Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission or his designee. Per Ordinance No. 2647, dated July 10, 2003. 2. Members shall be appointed for two -year terms. 2 -5 Unified Development Ordinance 6/13/03 City of College Station, Texas Article 2. Development Review Bodies Section 2 5 Administrator 5. Appeal of Requirement Based on Site Plan Review Criteria The Design Review Board shall hear and decide appeals of the Administrator's application of site plan requirements to assure compliance with Section 3.5.E, Site Plan Review Criteria. 6. Buffer Appeals The Design Review Board shall hear appeals of buffer requirements listed in Section 7.6, Buffer Requirements. E. Staff The Administrator shall provide staff, as needed, to the Design Review Board. 1. Where such authority has been delegated by the Planning and Zoning Commission, the City staff shall approve minor changes to site plans previously approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission. 2. Where such authority has been delegated by the Design Review Board, the City staff shall approve minor changes to building and sign materials and colors previously approved by the Design Review Board. 2.5 Administrator A. Designation The City Manager shall designate the Administrator for the City of College Station. Where this UDO assigns a responsibility, power, or duty to the Administrator, the Administrator may delegate that responsibility, power, or to duty to any other agent or employee of the City whom the Administrator may reasonably determine. B. Powers and Duties The Administrator shall have the following powers and duties: 1. Administration and Enforcement The Administrator shall administer and enforce the provisions of this UDO. 2. Interpretation The Administrator is responsible for interpreting the provisions of this UDO and the provisions of Chapter 9 of the City of College Station Code of Ordinances (Subdivision Regulations). The Administrator shall make written interpretations of this LIDO and Subdivision Regulations, when requested, setting forth the reasons and explanation therefore. Per Ordinance No. 2753 dated September 23, 2004 3. Building Permits The Administrator shall review and certify that the proposed construction, moving, alteration, or use of the land either does or does not comply with the provisions of this UDO prior to Issuance of a Building Permit by the Building Official. 4. Final Action The Administrator shall review and take final action on the following: a. Sign permits; b. Site plans (not Design District site plans); c. Administrative adjustments; 2 -7 Unified Development Ordinance 6/13/03 City of College Station, Texas Article 2 Development Review Bodies Section 2 4 Design Review Board s 3. The Design Review Board is a governmental body and shall comply with the Open Meetings Act. C. Officers, Meetings, Quorum 1. Officers A Chairperson shall be appointed annually by the City Council. The Board shall select a Vice -Chair from among its members as needed. 2. Meetings Members of the Design Review Board shall meet regularly and the Chairperson shall designate the time and place of such meetings. All meetings of the Board where a quorum is present shall be open to the public. 3. Quorum Four members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business. Any recommendation or decision which does not receive a majority of positive votes from those members present shall be deemed a negative report. 4. Rules of Proceeding The Design Review Board shall adopt its own rules of procedure, 5. Minutes The Design Review Board shall keep minutes of its proceedings, showing the vote, indicating such fact, and shall keep records of its examinations and other official actions, all of which shall be immediately filed in the office of the Administrator and shall be a public record. D. Powers and Duties The Design Review Board has the following powers and duties: 1. Site and Concept Plans The Design Review Board shall hear and take final action on design district site plans and concept plans for Planned Development Districts (PDD) and Planned Mixed -Use Districts (P -MUD). 2. Design District and Overlay District Review The Design Review Board shall approve or deny building and sign materials and colors in any designated design district, and shall approve or deny all alternate building or fence materials and fence height in the Krenek Overlay District, as specified within this LIDO. Per Ordinance No. 2716, dated April, 2004. 3. Northgate and Wolf Pen Creek Parking Appeals The Design Review Board shall hear and decide variance requests to the amount of required parking in the Wolf Pen Creek (WPC) and Northgate (NG) districts. 4. Driveway Appeals The Design Review Board shall hear appeals to decisions of the Development Engineer regarding driveway appeals. 2 -6 Unified Development Ordinance 6/13/03 City of College Station, Texas ORDINANCE NO. Page 2 EXIIMI "1' "A" That Article 2 4-13," DESIGN RED IaV BOARD, MEMBERSHIP AND TERMS ", of the UNIFIED DEVELORMENT ORDINANCE of the Cite of College Station. Texas, is hereby amended to read as follows B. Membership and Terms 1. The Design Review Board shall consist of seven regular members and two alternate members. Six of the regular members and the two alternate members shall be appointed by the City Council. City Council shall appoint the following to the Design Review Board: a. Registered architect b. Business person e. Landscape architect d. Developer or land owner in a design district e. Person knowledgeable in aesthetic judgment f. Citizen -at -large Of the members listed above, at least two shall be owners of property or a business within a design district, a resident within a design district, or an individual employed within a design district. The seventh regular member shall be the Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission or his designee. 2.4 Design Review Board A. Creation A Design Review Board is hereby established by the City of College Station for the purpose of enhancing the City's ability to review building and site design issues, including architectural issues as specified in this UDO, by bringing expertise from the community to bear on these issues in designated design districts. B. Membership and Terms 1.The Design Review Board shall consist of seven regular members and two alternate members. Six of the regular members and the two alternate members shall be appointed by the City Council. City Council shall appoint the following to the Design Review Board: a.Registered architect b.Business person c. Landscape architect d.Developer or land owner in a design district e.Person knowledgeable in aesthetic judgment f. Citizen -at -large Of the members listed above at least two shall be owners of property or a business within a design district a resident within a design district or an individual employed within a design district The seventh regular member shall be the Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission or his designee. 2. Members shall be appointed for two -year terms. 3. The Design Review Board is a governmental body and shall comply with the Open Meetings Act. C. Officers, Meetings, Quorum 1. Off icers A Chairperson shall be appointed annually by the City Council. The Board shall select a Vice -Chair from among its members as needed. 2. Meetings Members of the Design Review Board shall meet regularly and the Chairperson shall designate the time and place of such meetings. All meetings of the Board where a quorum is present shall be open to the public. 3. Quorum Four members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business. Any recommendation or decision which does not receive a majority of positive votes from those members present shall be deemed a negative report. 4. Rules of Proceeding The Design Review Board shall adopt its own rules of procedure. 5. Minutes The Design Review Board shall keep minutes of its proceedings, showing the vote, indicating such fact, and shall keep records of its examinations and other official actions, all of which shall be immediately filed in the office of the Administrator and shall be a public record. D. Powers and Duties The Design Review Board has the following powers and duties: 1. Site and Concept Plans The Design Review Board shall hear and take final action on design district site plans and concept plans for Planned Development Districts (PDD) and Planned Mixed -Use Districts (P -MUD). 2. Design District Review The Design Review Board shall approve or deny building and sign materials and colors in any designated design district, as specified within this UDO. 3. Northgate and Wolf Pen Creek Parking Appeals The Design Review Board shall hear and decide variance requests to the amount of required parking in the Wolf Pen Creek (WPC) and Northgate (NG) districts. 4. Driveway Appeals The Design Review Board shall hear appeals to decisions of the Development Engineer regarding driveway appeals. 5. Appeal of Requirement Based on Site Plan Review Criteria The Design Review Board shall hear and decide appeals of the Administrator's application of site plan requirements to assure compliance with Section 3.5.E, Site Plan Review Criteria. 6. Appeal of Bufferyard The Design Review Board shall hear appeals of buffer requirements listed in Section 7.6, Buffer Requirements. E. Staff The Administrator shall provide staff, as needed, to the Design Review Board. 1. Where such authority has been delegated by the Planning and Zoning Commission, the City staff shall approve minor changes to site plans previously approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Where such authority has been delegated by the Design Review Board, the City staff shall approve minor changes to building and sign materials and colors previously approved by the Design Review Board. ORDINANCE NO. 1819 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 1638, THE ZONING ORDINANCE FOR THE CITY OF COLLEGE STATION, BY CREATING THE WPC - WOLF PEN CREEK CORRIDOR DISTRICT, DEFINING THE WOLF PEN CREEK DEVELOPMENT CORRIDOR, ESTABLISHING A LIST OF PERMITTED USES, ESTABLISHING A PROJECT REVIEW PROCESS, ESTABLISHING REQUIREMENTS FOR DEDICATION / DEVELOPMENT OF DRAINAGE AND PEDESTRIAN ACCESS IMPROVEMENTS, ESTABLISHING REQUIREMENTS RELATIVE TO FILL MATERIALS, ESTABLISHING DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS FOR PROPERTIES ADJACENT TO THE CREEK AND ESTABLISHING DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVES. WHEREAS, the Wolf Pen Creek Corridor is a unique area due to the fact that it is predominantly open, undeveloped and in its natural state at this time. It is also an area with drainage, erosion and flooding problems and could be susceptible to more problems if creek modification occurs on a piecemeal basis; AND WHEREAS, on October 26, 1988, the City Council of the City of College Station adopted the Wolf Pen Creek Master Plan to encourage the public and private use of the creek as an active and passive recreational area and to encourage development within the Corridor; AND WHEREAS, on December 8, 1988, the City Council formed a tax increment finance district to finance public improvements in the Corridor; AND WHEREAS, on April 27, 1989, the City Council incorporated the development policies of the Wolf Pen Creek Master Plan in its Comprehensive Plan for development of the City; AND WHEREAS, the City Council's desire through its Comprehensive Plan and codes and ordinances is to promote the health, safety and welfare of its citizens; AND WHEREAS, it is the City Council's desire through this ordinance to enhance and preserve property values in this Corridor; AND WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of College Station, Texas considered the question of adopting this ordinance at the meeting in City Hall at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 14, 1989; AND WHEREAS, the City Council has determined to adopt this ordinance; �w THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS: 005714 ,%" 7.21 DISTRICT WPC WOLF PEN CREEK DEVELOPMENT CORRIDOR The Wolf Pen Creek Development Corridor is defined by the metes and bounds description found in the attached Exhibit A. A. PURPOSE: This district is designed to encourage development in a predominantly open and undeveloped area with drainage, erosion and flooding problems. It is designed to encourage the public and private use of Wolf Pen Creek as an active and passive recreational area while maintaining an appearance consistent with the Wolf Pen Creek Master Plan. Development should enhance and preserve property values in the Corridor. B. USES The following uses are permitted: Retail Sales & Services with no outside storage of merchandise Personal Services Cleaners with no on- premise cleaning (drop off & pick up only) Professional Offices Financial Institutions Photographer's Studios Travel Agencies or Tourist Bureaus - Art Galleries Music or Dance Studios Restaurants Hotels /Motels Night Clubs, Taverns, Bars Theaters or Motion Picture Houses Arenas or Coliseums Apartments built under the restrictions of the R -6 zone Other uses may be allowed as conditional uses by the Planning & Zoning Commission upon recommendation by the Design Review Board. C. REVIEW PROCESS All development projects proposed within the corridor shall be reviewed by the Design Review Board (DRB). The DRB shall be a body appointed by the City Council and shall consist of (1) one registered architect, (2) one business person, (3) one member knowledgeable in aesthetic judgment (4) one landowner or developer in the Wolf Pen Creek Corridor and the voting members of the Project Review Committee, being a committee established by the City's Zoning Ordinance. The DRB shall be supported by the same technical staff as the 005715 2 Project Review Committee. The initial term of office shall be two years for the business person and the architect and three years for the expert in aesthetic judgment and the landowner. All terms thereafter shall be for three years. The DRB, in reviewing each proposal, shall consider the City's land use and development codes, the Wolf Pen Creek Corridor Study and Master Plan, and the standards and policies herein provided. Standards and policies herein take precedence over other applicable codes and ordinances where conflict exists. The following factors and characteristics, which affect the appearance of a development, will govern the Design Review Board's evaluation of a design submission: Conformance to the City's land use and development codes and this ordinance. Logic of design. Exterior space utilization. Architectural character. Attractiveness. Material selection. Harmony and compatibility. Circulation - vehicular and pedestrian. Maintenance aspects. The DRB shall make recommendation to the Planning & Zoning Commission regarding each proposal for development in this district. Appeals from decisions of the Planning & Zoning Commission shall be to the City Council. Applicants appealing must do so in writing and within 10 days of the Planning & Zoning Commission's decision. Appeals shall be submitted to the office of the City Secretary. The City Secretary's office shall schedule a hearing of the appeal before the Council within 30 days from receipt of the letter of appeal. D. REQUIREMENTS FOR DEDICATION /DEVELOPMENT OF DRAINAGE AND PEDESTRIAN ACCESS WAYS The developer shall preserve the natural setting of the creek while conveying the 100 -year flood waters of the fully developed Wolf Pen watershed in a natural appearance. No channel of concrete or similar material shall be allowed. 005716 3 �kr The developer or property owner may reclaim the flood fringe subsequent to reclamation plans approved by the City Engineer. Flood fringe areas not reclaimed by the developer may be acquired by the City through dedication or purchase at market value for flood plain land. The floodway and the minimum reservation line as defined in the Wolf Pen Creek Master Plan shall be indicated on the site plan. Upon development of the property and at the option of the developer the floodway and the minimum reservation line shall either be dedicated to the City for drainage and public open space use or be improved by the developer to conform with the standards of the Development Corridor which may include, but not be limited to (a) cleaning and removal of brush; (b) bank stabilization; (c) erosion control; (d) no extensive channel work; and (e) pedestrian walkways, lighting and access easements. A plan for the improvement of this area shall be approved by the Planning & Zoning Commission based on the recommendation of the Design Review Board. Cross sections as shown in the Wolf Pen Creek Master Plan shall be used in designing improvements unless otherwise approved by the P &Z. If developed privately the developer or property owner may submit the improvements to City for dedication and, if accepted, the City will maintain those facilities to the same standards as public development along the creek. E. DEVELOPMENT OF PROPERTIES IN THE CORRIDOR Criteria have been developed to establish a checklist of those items that affect the physical aspect of the environment of the Wolf Pen Creek Corridor. Pertinent to appearance is the design of the site, building and structures, planting, signs, street hardware, and miscellaneous other objects that are observed by the public. These criteria are not intended to restrict imagination, innovation, or variety, but rather to assist in focusing on design principles, which can result in creative solutions that will develop a satisfactory visual appearance within the city, preserve taxable values, and promote the public health, safety, and welfare. In order to create and then preserve a distinctive atmosphere and character in the Wolf Pen Creek Development Corridor the following elements shall be considered in the review of all projects and proposals for development: Lighting: On -site lighting shall be positioned to reduce glare and undesirable light. A listing of acceptable fixtures and lights will be made available and will be those typical 005717 4 fixtures and lights used by the City's Parks and Recreation I �Mw Department. Sodium lights shall not be installed or used in the Wolf Pen Creek Corridor. Lighting to provide security or crime prevention or as a requirement for insurance shall be allowed. Exterior lighting shall be part of the architectural concept. Fixtures, standards and all exposed accessories shall be harmonious with building design. Garbage: On -site garbage collection points shall be identified on the site plan. Owners shall be encouraged in the joint use of property garbage collection agreements. Collection points may also act as vehicular access points for park maintenance vehicles. Building service areas and garbage collection points shall be screened from the creek corridor, trail system, parking areas, and dedicated streets and shall not be within 20 feet of the minimum reservation line. Screening shall consist of living plant materials. Utility Service: All new utility services or upgrading of existing services shall be installed underground by the developer according to City standards. Relationship of Buildings to Site: The site shall be planned to accomplish a desirable transition with the streetscape and to provide for adequate` planting, safe pedestrian movement, and parking areas. Site planning in which setbacks and yards are in excess of zoning restrictions is encouraged to provide an interesting relationship between buildings. Parking areas shall be treated with decorative elements, building wall extensions, plantings, berms, or other innovative means so as to screen parking areas from view from public ways. The height and scale of each building shall be compatible with its site and existing (or anticipated) adjoining buildings. Setbacks shall meet those of the C -1 General Commercial district for all commercial uses. �V 005718 5 �%,W Relationship of Buildings and Site to Adjoining Area: Adjacent buildings of different architectural styles shall be made compatible by such means as screens, sight breaks, and materials. Attractive landscape transition to adjoining properties shall be provided. Harmony in texture, lines and masses is required. Monotony shall be avoided. Joint vehicular access agreements from dedicated streets are encouraged and may be required by the P &Z upon recommendation of the DRB. Park access easements for vehicular and pedestrian traffic shall be indicated on the site plan. Elevation drawings showing the side of the building facing the park space shall be provided at the DRB meeting. Building Design: Architectural style is not restricted. Evaluation of the appearance of a project shall be based on the quality of its design and relationship to surroundings. Buildings shall have good scale and be in harmonious conformance with permanent neighboring development. Materials shall have good architectural character and shall, be selected for harmony of the building with adjoining buildings. Materials shall be selected for suitability to the type of buildings and the design in which they are used. Buildings shall have the same materials, or those that are architecturally harmonious, used for all building walls and other exterior building components wholly or partly visible from public ways. Materials shall be of durable quality. In any design in which the structural frame is exposed to view, the structural materials shall be compatible within themselves and harmonious with their surroundings. Building components, such as windows, doors, eaves, and parapets, shall have good proportions and relationships to one another. 005719 0 Colors shall be harmonious and shall use only compatible accents. Mechanical equipment or other utility hardware on roof, ground, or buildings shall be screened from public view with materials harmonious with the building, or they shall be so located as not to be visible from any public ways. Monotony of design in single or multiple building projects shall be avoided. Variation of detail, form, and siting shall be used to provide visual interest. In multiple building projects, variable siting or individual buildings may be used to prevent a monotonous appearance. Landscaping: Landscape elements included in these criteria consist of all forms of planting and vegetation, ground forms, rock groupings, water patterns, and all visible construction except buildings and utilitarian structures. In addition to the requirements of Section 11 all landscaping shall meet the following: Where natural or existing topographic patterns contribute to beauty and utility of a development, they shall be preserved and developed. Modification to topography will be permitted where it contributes to good appearance. Grades of walks, parking spaces, terraces, and other paized areas shall provide an inviting and stable appearance for walking and, if seating is provided, for sitting. Landscape treatment shall be provided to enhance architectural features, strengthen vistas and important axes, and provide shade. Unity of design shall be achieved by repetition of certain plant varieties and other materials and by correlation with adjacent developments. Plant material shall be selected for interest in its structure, texture, and color and for its ultimate growth. Plants that are indigenous to the area and others that will be hardy, harmonious to the design and of good appearance shall be used. In locations where plants will be susceptible to injury by pedestrian or motor traffic, they shall be protected by appropriate curbs, tree guards, or other devices. Parking areas and traffic ways shall be enhanced with landscaped spaces containing trees or tree groupings. 005720 7 �%w Where building sites limit planting, the placement of trees in parkways or paved areas is encouraged. Screening of service yards and other places that tend to be unsightly shall be accomplished by use of walls, fencing, planting, or combinations of these. Screening shall be equally effective in winter and summer. In areas where general planting will not prosper, other materials such as fences, walls, and pavings of wood, brick, stone, gravel, and cobbles shall be used. Carefully selected plants shall be combined with such materials where possible. Signs: Commercial projects shall follow the requirements of the C -1 General Commercial District in Section 12 and multi - family projects shall follow the requirements of Apartment I.D. signs in Section 12 in addition to meeting the following: Every sign shall be designed as an integral architectural element of the building and site to which it principally relates. Itw Every sign shall have good scale and proportion in its design and in its visual relationship to buildings and surroundings. The colors, materials, and lighting of every sign shall be restrained and harmonious with the building and site to which it principally relates. The number of graphic elements on a sign shall be held to the minimum needed to convey the sign's major message and shall be composed in proportion to the area of the sign face. Each sign shall be compatible with signs on adjoining premises and shall not compete for attention. Identification signs of a prototype design and corporation logos shall conform to the criteria for all other signs. Miscellaneous Structures and Street Hardware: Miscellaneous structures and street hardware shall be designed to be part of the architectural concept of design and landscape. Materials shall be compatible with buildings, scale shall be good, colors shall be in harmony with buildings and surroundings, and proportions shall be attractive. 005721 8 Lighting in connection with miscellaneous structures and street hardware shall meet the criteria applicable to site, landscape, buildings and signs. Maintenance: Continued good appearance depends upon the extent and quality of maintenance. The choice of materials and their use, together with the types of finishes and other protective measures, must be conducive to easy maintenance and upkeep. Materials and finishes shall be selected for their durability and wear as well as for their beauty. Proper measures and devices shall be incorporated for protection against the elements, neglect, damage, and abuse. Provision for washing and cleaning of buildings and structures, and control of dirt and refuse, shall be included in the design. Configurations that tend to catch and accumulate debris, leaves, trash, dirt, and rubbish shall be avoided. Major maintenance activities that occur after a project is complete shall be reviewed by the Design Review Board. These activities include any exterior painting other than 1►, minor touch -up, replacement of light fixtures or standards, major fence or landscape work or replacement. The intent here is to insure that the development standards of thi's ordinance are maintained throughout the life of a project. F. DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVES 1. Incentives For Creek Orientation The following incentives may be awarded for developments adjacent to the creek which orient a facade (comparable in design and materials to the front facade) to the floodplain and have pedestrian access to the trail system. The Planning & Zoning Commission shall determine appropriate use of incentives. (a). Parking Standards All standards and requirements relative to the required number of parking spaces and the dimensions and location of parking spaces and islands shall be as required by the City's Zoning Ordinance except as herein provided upon approval of the Planning & Zoning Commission. 1. A raised island, not less than six (6) inches in height and not less than four (4) feet in width shall separate public right -of -way from parking areas. 005722 9 2. A raised island, not less than six (6) inches in height and encompassing not less than ninety (90) square feet in area with a bottom contiguous with existing soil, shall be located between every twenty -five (25) parking spaces in peripheral parking rows. 09 3. A raised island, not less than six (6) inches in height and encompassing not less than one hundred and eighty (180) square feet in area with a bottom contiguous with existing soil, shall be located at both ends of every double parking row regardless of the length of said row. 4. Islands are required at the ends of every other single interior parking row. There is no limit to the length of a single or double interior parking row. 5. Medians, wheelstops or other treatments may be required within parking lots to discourage cross traffic movements and for traffic safety. 6. For any use, building or structure where the required off - street parking cannot be provided on the premises because of size or location of the lot or building plot, such parking may be provided on other property under the same ownership whether in fee simple or through a perpetual easement not more than three hundred and fifty (350) feet distant from the building site, provided that the proposed parking area is located in a district where parking lots are permitted for that use. 7. A developer may provide up to 25% of the total parking requirement using compact car spaces. These spaces shall be a minimum of 7.5 feet wide by 16 feet deep. The location of, such spaces shall be noted on the site plan. 8. The parking requirement for banks, day care centers, offices and personal services shall be one space per 275 square feet. The parking requirement for medical and dental offices shall be one space per 200 square feet. 9. The joint use or sharing of parking facilities is encouraged and shall be allowed based on consideration of the types of facilities sharing and the hours of operation of each. (b) . Signs An additional identification sign oriented to the creek may be allowed for projects oriented to the creek. Signs oriented to the creek shall not exceed sixteen (16) square feet in area, four (4) feet in height or six (6) feet in length. Such signs may be indirectly lighted from ground lighting and shall be no closer to the creek than the minimum reservation line. 005723 10 *4W No freestanding sign (except as allowed above) shall be located within the half of the site closest to the creek. 2. Incentives For Property Dedication For developments where the minimum reservation has been dedicated the following incentives may be applied: (a). Setbacks The property dedication line may act as the rear building line. Elevated decking is allowed into the dedicated property as approved by the P &Z. This does not permit filling in the dedicated property. (b) . Landscaping Point requirements shall be calculated based upon the total site area exclusive of the dedicated area while point credit shall be given for approved trees in the dedicated area. Landscaping materials in the half of the site closest to the creek may account for up to 750 of the total point requirement. The total canopy tree requirement may be met within the half of the site closest to the creek. �W (c) . Signs Business identification signs located within the dedicated park area will be provided by the City upon its development of the park elements within the dedicated area. G. FILL MATERIALS Fill materials must be placed or stored in accordance with a site plan approved by the Design Review Board. Fill must not be placed over existing utility lines without permission of the City of College Station. Fill must not be stored or placed under the driplines of any tree three inches (3 or greater in caliper. Stored fill materials must be maintained in an aesthetically pleasing manner. Materials may be hauled in or excavated for lake construction. (W 005724 This ordinance shall become effective from and after its passage in accordance with the City Charter of the City of College Station. PASSED, ADOPTED AND APPROVED this 14th day of September,1989 APPROVED: ATTEST: 6 r� Larry J. Ringer City Se a ary, Dian Jones 0 005725 12 EXHIBIT A A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED WPC - WOLF PEN CORRIDOR DISTRICT Beginning at the East corner of Lot 5 Block 2 Woodstock Section One, a subdivision in College Station, Texas the plat of which is filed in the Brazos County Deed Records, Brazos County, Texas in Volume 436 Page 481. Thence South 47 degrees 51 minutes 11 seconds East, 853.82 feet. Thence North 42 degrees 19 minutes 40 seconds East, 1329.19 feet. Thence North 50 degrees 36 minutes 15 seconds East, 411.55 feet. Thence North 42 deg, 10 minutes 59 seconds East, 351.54 feet. Thence South 30 degrees 40 minutes 49 seconds East, 1419.92 feet. Thence South 55 degrees 27 minutes 50 seconds West, 435.87 feet. Thence South 42 uegraes 03 minutes 53 seconc.'s A.'est, 200.00 feet. Thence North 47 degrees 56 minutes 07 seconds West, 323.02 feet. Thence South 42 degrees 03 minutes 53 seconds West, 375.37 feet. Thence South 47 degrees 56 minutes 07 seconds East, 93.21 feet. Thence South 42 degrees 03 minutes 52 seconds West, 881.23 feet. Thence South 35 degrees 00 minutes 18 seconds West, 513.51 feet. Thence around a curve with a radius of 600 feet whose chord has a bearing of South 38 degrees O minutes 42 seconds West and a distance of 146.65 feet. Thence South 45 degrees 01 minutes 53 seconds West, 350.52 feet. Thence around a curve with a radius of 940.57 feet whose chord has a bearing of South 58 degrees 28 minutes 27 seconds West and a distance of 437.49 feet. Thence North 23 degrees 36 minutes 03 seconds West, 373.99 feet. Thence around a curve with a radius of 1139.58 feet whose chord has a bearing of North 21 degrees 3 minutes 6 seconds West and a distance of 101.97 feet. Thence North 18 degrees 26 minutes 42 seconds West, 662.99 feet. Thence South 42 degrees 51 minutes 58 seconds West, 480.46 feet. Thence North 48 degrees 12 minutes 52 seconds West, 746.80 feet. Thence around a curve with a radius of 1005.00 feet whose chord has a bearing of South 54 degrees 2 minutes 39 seconds West and a distance of 431.59 feei. Thence South 41 degrees 39 minutes 07 seconds West, 2346.52 feet. Thence North 49 degrees 12 minutes 44 seconds West, 1287.82 feet. Thence North 42 degrees 27 minutes 37 seconds West, 3594.99 feet. Thence South 47 degrees 32 minutes 59 seconds East, 1213.58 feet. Thence North 42 degrees 27 minutes 01 seconds East, 809.01 feet to the Point of Beginning and containing 222.47 ACRES more or less. 005726