Entry Corridor Design Standards

Entry Corridor Design Standards

first page Entry Corridor Design Standards

The purpose is to create a set of Design Standards for new development and redevelopment in the entry corridors of Fredericksburg. These guidelines will ensure that new development in Fredericksburg protects and enhances the experience of entering the City and keeps it consistent, attractive and responsive to the unique Hill County character.

Design standards are intended to guide development to ensure it contributes to, or enhances, the existing character of an area. The areas defined in this plan currently do not have design standards, meaning there are not guidelines for the appearance of new construction or how it relates to existing development in the area. The recommendations in this plan address the concerns identified through the public engagement process and provide for design standards that reflect community goals, enhance the character of Fredericksburg, and allow for orderly development. To implement the Issues Update including the Design Standards, the City will have to adopt an Ordinance that defines the Design Standards and provides the process to apply them. Design standards go beyond simply what is built, they also provide direction on how buildings relate to each other and other elements on or near the site. For this plan, the following will be addressed in the design guideline recommendations:

Building Design

1. Architectural Style

2. Architectural Materials

3. Architectural Color

4. Architectural Features

5. Massing & Scale

6. Signage

7. Building Height

8. Setbacks & Frontage

Site Design

9. Landscaping

10. Lighting

11. Service Areas

12. Parking & Access

13. Drainage and Stormwater

14. Streetscape

By addressing development in a comprehensive fashion, the Design Standards will serve as a tool to implement community goals, enhance the entries into Fredericksburg and provide a clear direction for builders on community expectations and standards.