Title 17E Environmental Standards
Chapter 17E.060 Shoreline Regulations
Article VIII. Design Standards and Guidelines Specific to Shoreline Districts
To recognize that people’s relationship to the river and anticipated uses in the Campus district will inform the design of the built environment. The Campus district is an area in which passive recreation is interwoven with academic, commercial, residential, and light industrial functions. New development along the riverfront should contribute to the campus-like setting, focus attention on the river as a community asset, and improve the natural aesthetics for recreational activities. These include rowing, bicycling, walking, observing birds/wildlife, and learning the stories of the river through interpretive displays.
To result in a pathway design reflecting the form and intensity of adjacent development, as well as the moderate level of pedestrian activity.
To protect, restore, and enhance the natural character of the river, including its geologic features and native vegetation.
To recognize that the campus area will have more open development that can allow for pervious surfaces.
To create a system of spaces integrated with the ecological systems of the shoreline.
To recognize the softer landscape of campus settings.
To incorporate innovative methods of capturing and filtering run-off, as a part of the overall campus site design and landscaping.
To ensure that new buildings are complementary or visually subordinate to the natural splendor of the river and falls including its geologic features and native vegetation.
To reduce glare and spillover from lighting associated with parking lots or buildings.
Date Passed: Monday, November 3, 2008
Effective Date: Monday, July 26, 2010
ORD C34326 Section 2