Where new development abuts older development

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Where new development abuts older development important to neighborhood character, new construction should respect the established character and use building forms that are both sensitive to long term objectives for the district, and compatible with existing buildings in the interim, even if the older buildings may eventually undergo redevelopment. New buildings should not leave older buildings—or recent buildings—looking out of place. Without some architectural gesture, primarily in massing, but also in proportions, materials, and details, a large building can overshadow a smaller neighbor, and throw the ensemble of the street off balance. Mass buildings to minimize negative environmental effects of wind, sun, and shadow on sidewalks and adjacent properties. BIG BUILDINGS Highly desirable neighborhood uses such as grocery stores, drug stores, theaters, health clubs, cinemas, and parking garages, whose large footprints and inward- looking programs typically do not call for many entrances or windows, should face the street with liner buildings that front expanses of blank wall with active uses, lighted windows and entrances. A depth of 10 feet along the street front of a building can be enough space for newsstands, ticket booths, flower shops, coffee stands and other sidewalk uses. 3.b.2. Scale and Massing LINER BUILDING A building or portion of a building constructed in front of a parking garage, theater, supermarket etc., to conceal large expanses of blank wall area and to face the street space with a facade that has ample doors and windows opening onto the sidewalk.
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Atlanta In Atlantic Station, liner buildings in front of the big grocery store face the street with the windows and entrances of neighborhood commercial services local residents need. Edmonton AB, Canada A depth of only 10 feet along the street front of a building can be enough space for newsstands, ticket booths, flower shops, coffee stands and other sidewalk uses. ´³ U R B A N D E S I G N G U I D E L I N E S A L L D I S T R I C T S BU I L D I N G D E S I G N 3.b. Except in ASN-A and UV districts, building masses shall be broken up and modulated above the second floor, to reflect the scale of adjacent structures. LDR STANDARDS 10-283.(c)(8)a.1. Provide substantial massing variations by articulating exterior walls using materials, architectural elements, arrangement of openings, design of horizontal and vertical planes, and changes in height. 10-283.(c)(8)a.3. Long, monotonous roof planes and uninterrupted expanses of blank wall are not allowed along street frontages. 10-283.(c)(8)a.8. Where solid walls are required by building code, the wall shall be articulated and divided into distinct modules. 10-283.(c)(12)g. Place outdoor mechanical equipment, including heating, air conditioning, and ventilation systems, on the roof, to the rear, or to the side of building, and screen from the view from the street. In no case shall mechanical equipment be allowed along the street frontage.
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