Site Design Category 1 provides standards to ensure compatible site development in areas designated by PlanOlathe as Conventional Neighborhoods. The following site design standards apply to all projects in Site Design Category 1. The letters illustrated in Figure 1 below correspond with the site design standards provided within this section.
A. Pedestrian Connection Options
Individual homes in Site Design Category 1 must be connected to the surrounding pedestrian network using one (1) of the following methods:
B. Street Connectivity
C. Landscaped Buffer Area
Buffer standards apply to development in Site Design Category 1 when located adjacent to any arterial street or any nonresidential zoning district. Standards are intended to promote a pedestrian-friendly edge to the development and enhance community image. One (1) of the following landscaping strategies must be used within the required minimum setback area on the edges of a residential site adjacent to an arterial street or any nonresidential zoning district. For additional landscaping standards, see Section 18.30.130.
1. Planted Buffer with No Fence or Wall
A landscaped area that is at least ten (10) feet deep with a minimum of seventy (70) percent porous/permeable surfaces and fifty (50) percent planted material.
2. Planted Buffer with a Fence or Wall
A landscaped area that is at least seven (7) feet deep with a minimum of seventy (70) percent porous/permeable surfaces and fifty (50) percent planted material. A fence or wall must be located within the landscape area and include posts, columns, and/or pedestrian gateways a minimum of every one hundred (100) feet (⇔ See Section 18.50.050 for fence height and design).
3. Street-facing Yard