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S-RN Royal Node Special Area Zone Revised Amended
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The special area zone applied to the Royal Node area is intended to ensure that:

(1) The overall street system and internal circulation systems for large developments shall provide for a circulation network that encourages walking, bicycling and transit use;

(2) Local streets shall be designed with narrow lane widths to reduce vehicle speeds, reduce construction costs, and meet stormwater goals;

(3) On-street parking shall be provided on all streets within the node, except alleys;

(4) Alleys shall be used, whenever possible, to provide service and parking access to residential and commercial developments within the node.

(5) The street system shall be designed to discourage cut-through traffic seeking an alternative to travel on arterial and collector streets;

(6) A coordinated system of striped bicycle lanes, on-street bicycle routes, and off-street bicycle paths shall be developed within the node;

(7) Residential development shall achieve an overall density of 12 dwelling units per net acre for the entire development site;

(8) A mix of housing densities, ownership patterns, prices, and building types shall be developed in the node;

(9) Open space areas adjacent to the node shall be integrated into the overall design concept for the node;

(10) Existing drainageways shall be maintained and enhanced;.

(11) Homes located along major streets shall be placed so as to face the street;

(12) Streets that front on neighborhood parks shall be lined with homes that face the park;

(13) Residential accessory units shall be allowed and promoted as a means of increasing density of development in the area;

(14) Residential garages shall be provided access from alleys whenever possible to improve the visual character of the street, improve pedestrian qualities along the street, and to promote construction of small-lot single-unit dwellings with reduced lot widths;

(15) Multi-unit developments shall retain visual and physical links to adjacent public parks and natural areas and preserve unique natural features found on the site;

(16) Multi-unit developments shall front onto public and private streets with building entrances visible from the street;

(17) Setbacks and building designs for multi-unit developments shall insure privacy for and promote compatibility with abutting lower intensity uses;

(18) Vehicle parking lots or areas shall not be located between buildings and the public street;

(19) Large parking areas shall be separated into smaller lots to minimize their visual impact;

(20) Vehicle access points for multi-unit, commercial, and mixed-use developments shall connect to local or collector streets, via alleys whenever possible, rather than arterial streets;

(21) Commercial buildings shall be designed so as to stimulate the creation of high-quality pedestrian use areas and are situated so as to define the street right-of-way;

(22) Commercial buildings shall be designed with building entrances fronting on the street and with street-facing facades that contain windows; and

(23) A mixture of retail, service, education, office and higher-density residential uses shall be developed in the node.

(Section 9.3800 added by Ordinance No. 20275, enacted January 13, 2003, effective February 12, 2003; amended by Ordinance No. 20667, enacted May 24, 2022, effective June 25, 2022.)