This overlay district is intended to apply to parcels abutting STH 76 lying between Highway 15 at the south and Everglade Road at the north. This area encompasses a mix of residential and small-scale commercial uses in the oldest developed portion of the Town, including several buildings of historic interest. It is the intent of this district to maintain the character and streetscape of this unique area.
All permitted principal uses and structures in the underlying district except warehouses of any kind; provided, however, that any nonresidential use with a principal structure exceeding 5,000 square feet in area shall be deemed a special exception use. A site plan under Article XXIX of this chapter is required.
All permitted accessory uses and structures in the underlying district; provided, however, that no accessory use except limited patron parking shall be conducted and no accessory structure shall be erected or constructed between the principal structure and STH 76 or within view of ordinary travel along STH 76 (Accessory use shall include loading and garbage and trash storage.) All chain-link fencing shall be prohibited.
Only those special exception uses and structures in the underlying zoning district that are clearly compatible with the purpose and intent of the Heritage District. A site plan under Article XXIX of this chapter is required.
See the underlying zoning district.
See Article VI of this chapter;, provided, however, that to the maximum extent practicable, all or most off-street parking shall be provided in the rear yard. Shared parking among establishments is permissible under written leases of five years or greater. Front-yard setbacks of 30 feet may be allowed when off-street parking is provided in the rear yard.
See Article VII of this chapter; provided, however, that all roof and ground signs shall be prohibited. All advertising signs shall be attached to the principal building and be no larger than two times, in square feet, lineal front footage of the business or office.
See Article VIII of this chapter.
Architectural design plan submittals. An architectural design plan (to scale) must be submitted. It shall include all building elevations with dimensions, entrances, architectural features and building materials and colors.
General. Buildings shall emphasize traditional design themes (Colonial, Victorian, Craftsman, and the like). Where practicable, porches and porticoes shall be provided. All building design shall be compatible with existing and proposed adjacent routes of circulation for vehicles and pedestrians.
Walls. No building shall have long expanses of uniform and flat walls. Reasonable articulation of building facades shall be provided by using offsets, recesses and/or projections, changes in plane, changes in height, windows, awnings, arcades and/or colonnades. Use of awnings shall be limited to above windows and entrances. Awnings shall be attached to a vertical wall. All sides of a building that are open to public view from any street or highway shall receive equal architectural design consideration.
Roofs. Buildings shall have a pitched roof with a pitch not less than 8:12. No building shall have long expanses of uniform roof planes. Reasonable articulation of roof lines shall be provided by using dormers, overhangs, arches, stepped roofs, gables, or other similar devices. Roof materials shall consist of architectural shingles or a metal roof.
Ornamental lighting. The location and design of all exterior lighting shall be compatible with the streetscape lighting.
Ground equipment. Ground-mounted mechanical equipment shall be screened from view with wing walls, landscaping or a combination of both.
Entrances. Entrances shall be designed with one or more of the following: porch, overhang above entrance, recess or projection in the building facade surrounding the entrance, peaked roof or raised parapet structure over the door.
Building materials. Primary building materials shall consist of clay or masonry brick, stone, dimensional siding, or other traditional materials approved by the Planning Commission.
Innovative materials and design. The Planning Commission may approve other durable, high-quality building materials or alternative building designs to facilitate the use of recycled materials, alternative energy systems, and other environmentally friendly "green" construction and design.
Approval. Each architectural design plan shall be approved by the Planning Commission. Each approved architectural design plan shall be on file with the Town of Greenville. Any conditions of approval shall be met at the time of issuance of a building permit.
Compliance. Failure to comply with an approved architectural plan shall be deemed an ordinance violation.