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Plainfield-Design Guidelines 7-30-19THE BOULEVARD: PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DESIGN GUIDELINES July, 2019 Prepared by Houseal Lavigne DRAFT DRAFT Intent and Applicability 1 Intent 1 Applicability 1 Relationship to Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances 2 Design Guidelines General Framework 2 Suppression of Plainfield and Joliet Codes 2 Applicable Zoning 2 Building Code 2 Administration 3 Procedures 3 Interpretations 5 Permitted Land Uses 6 Performance Standards 7 Site Development Standards 7 Signs 7 Parking and Loading 13 Landscape 15 Screening 18 Building Layout and Dimensional Standards 19 Building Façades 19 Building Height 20 Building Design Standards 20 Primary Façade Design 21 Secondary Façade Design 22 Tertiary Façade Design 22 Open Space 23 Application of Design Guidelines 23 Definitions 23 Exhibit 01 24 TABLE OF CONTENTS DRAFT PHASE 3 PHASE 4 PHASE 1 PHASE 2 U.S. R o u t e 3 0 M ink CreekV illag e B oulevardPhase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4 Figure 01 DRAFT PHASE 3 PHASE 4 PHASE 1 PHASE 2 U.S. R o u t e 3 0 M ink CreekV illag e B oulevardPhase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4 Figure 01 Intent The Boulevard Planned Development covers approximately 171 acres of property located generally at the northwest corner I-55 and US Route 30, including areas in both the City of Joliet and the Village of Plainfield. The Planned Development designates a portion of The Boulevard consisting of approximately 54 acres for commercial development. Approximately 18 acres of the commercial development is designated for a large box warehousing store which is not intended to be governed by these Design Guidelines. The remainder of the commercial development, consisting of Phases 2, 3 and 4 as depicted in Figure 1 and being comprised of approximately 36 acres (the “Subject Property”), shall be governed by these Design Guidelines. The intent is to establish a hybrid lifestyle shopping center with a pedestrian friendly, mixed-use environment. The Boulevard Planned Development Design Guidelines have been developed to encourage the use of exciting and unique storefronts and gathering spaces to create a shopping environment that attracts customers and results in increased sales. Through careful planning each store and building should become inviting and effective retail establishments which will be compatible with the overall design and quality of the development. The streetscape should be designed to encourage patrons to linger and relax through well landscaped areas and pedestrian amenities. The various buildings which will comprise The Boulevard should create a unique environment that makes the development a new destination for shopping and dining in the region. Applicability The City of Joliet and the Village of Plainfield each have independent regulations that govern development within their boundaries. However, these ordinances were not designed to function in a complementary fashion and, in some instances, contain directly conflicting provisions. In the spirit of intergovernmental cooperation and in an effort to bridge the differences between the applicable regulations of each community, The Boulevard Planned Development Design Guidelines have been established as mandatory development standards for the Subject Property and approved as part of The Boulevard Planned Development by each of Joliet and Plainfield. The Boulevard Planned Development Design Guidelines are intended supplant the zoning regulations of the applicable municipality in order to create a coherent and uniform set of standards to govern the development and operation of the Subject Property. INTENT AND APPLICABILITY 1Planned Development Design Guidelines Prepared by Houseal Lavigne THE BOULEVARDDRAFT RELATIONSHIP TO ZONING AND SUBDIVISION ORDINANCES Design Guidelines General Framework The Design Guidelines are comprised of standards for permitted land uses, site development standards, building layout and dimensional standards, building design standards, and open space requirements. Applicable Zoning The Design Guidelines supersede the development standards of the Joliet and Plainfield zoning and sign ordinances. Where the Design Guidelines are silent on any matter relating to land use, building, or development, the applicable provisions of the municipal ordinances of governing jurisdiction shall apply, but only to the extent that the provisions do not conflict with these Design Guidelines. Building Code The provisions of The Boulevard Planned Development and the Design Guidelines are not intended, in any way, to modify or amend the provisions of the building codes or other applicable life safety ordinance or laws of Plainfield or Joliet. In any case where building codes or life safety regulations conflict with The Boulevard Planned Development, the building or life safety regulations shall apply. 2 Planned Development Design Guidelines Prepared by Houseal Lavigne THE BOULEVARD DRAFT ADMINISTRATION Procedures 1. Jurisdiction. a. Plainfield i. A portion of the subject property is located in the Village of Plainfield. The Village of Plainfield shall have sole and exclusive jurisdiction over the review and approval of plans for that portion of the subject property located in the Village of Plainfield. The Village acknowledges that portions of the subject property located in the Village of Plainfield will service buildings located in the City of Joliet and that portions of the subject property located in the City of Joliet will service buildings located in the Village of Plainfield. The Village acknowledges that it will benefit from areas within its jurisdiction that will service buildings located in the City of Joliet and will not withhold or otherwise delay the review and approval of plans, the signature of plats or the issuance of permits for said portions of the the subject property that may provide parking, signage or other benefits (consistent with these Design Guidelines) for that portion of the subject property located in the City of Joliet. Where any portion of the subject property is located entirely within the jurisdiction of the City of Joliet, the Village acknowledges that it shall have no authority to review plans or issues permits for said portion of the subject property. b. Joliet i. A portion of the subject property is located in the City of Joliet. The City of Joliet shall have sole and exclusive jurisdiction over the review and approval of plans for that portion of the subject property located in the City of Joliet. The City acknowledges that portions of the subject property located in the City of Joliet will service buildings located in the Village of Plainfield and that portions of the subject property located in the Village of Plainfield will service buildings located in the City of Joliet. The City acknowledges that it will benefit from areas within its jurisdiction that will service buildings located in the Village of Plainfield and will not withhold or otherwise delay the review and approval of plans, the signature of plats or the issuance of permits for said portions of the subject property that may provide parking, signage or other benefits (consistent with these Design Guidelines) for that portion of the subject property located in the Village of Plainfield. Where any portion of the subject property is located entirely within the jurisdiction of the Village of Plainfield, the City acknowledges that it shall have no authority to review plans or issues permits for said portion of the subject property. c. Intergovernmental Cooperation i. It is anticipated that the Village of Plainfield and the City of Joliet will enter into an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) concerning, among other things, the provision of utility services, police and fire services, snow plowing and the maintenance of public right-of-way. The IGA is intended to provide efficient utility services to the subject property and ensure uniform operation as a singular planned development between jurisdictions. 3Planned Development Design Guidelines Prepared by Houseal Lavigne THE BOULEVARDDRAFT 2. Pre-filing Review and Transmittal of Application. a. Conference. i. A prospective applicant, prior to submitting a formal application for the development of any portion of the subject property, shall meet for a pre-filing conference(s) with the appropriate designee as defined herein, the designee, and any other Plainfield or Joliet official or employee designated by the designee. The purpose of the conference(s) is to help the applicant understand the vision, purpose, and intent of The Boulevard Planned Development, and the Design Guidelines, and the application requirements. b. Filing of Application. Following the completion of the prefiling conference(s), the applicant shall file an application for the development of a site in The Boulevard Planned Development in accordance with this Section. The appropriate designee as defined herein shall deliver copies of the application to other Plainfield or Joliet departments for review and comment if deemed necessary by the designee. c. Deficiencies. The appropriate designee as defined herein shall determine whether the application is complete. If the designee determines that the application is not complete, he/she shall notify the applicant in writing of any deficiencies. d. Review by Designee. Upon receiving the complete application, the appropriate designee as defined herein shall determine whether the proposed development: i. Would constitute a minor change to The Boulevard Planned Development and Design Guidelines; or ii. Would constitute a major change to The Boulevard Planned Development and Design Guidelines. e. Major Change. Major Changes are modifications which alter the concept or intent of The Boulevard Planned Development or these Design Guidelines. Factors which shall be considered in determining whether a proposed change constitutes a major change include those which: i. Are inconsistent with the Intent and Purpose set forth herein; ii. Seek approval of a use not specifically permitted or substantially similar to a use permitted herein; iii. Require greater than 10 percent modification of the standards set forth herein; or iv. Require a deviation or variance from an otherwise applicable provision (one that has not been modified by these Design Guidelines or as set forth in the Planned Development Ordinance) of the Municipal Code of Plainfield or Joliet, whichever is applicable. f. Minor Change. Minor Changes are modifications that are not defined as major changes and do not alter the concept or intent of The Boulevard Planned Development or Design Guidelines. Final approvals of a site plan, landscape plan, engineering plans, and building elevations for each Phase or any sub phase of The Boulevard shall be processed as a Minor Change unless a Major Change is required pursuant to the definition of a Major Change as set forth herein. Minor Changes shall be approved by the applicable jurisdiction provided that the application meets the requirements of these Design Guidelines and any other applicable municipal code provisions. g. Process for Review and Approval. The Major Change or Minor Change, as applicable, shall be processed in accordance with the applicable municipal code. All Major Changes shall require a public hearing before the applicable planning and zoning commission and shall be approved by ordinance of the Village Board or City Council, as appropriate. Minor Changes shall not require a public hearing, but shall be approved administratively, or at the Village’s or City’s sole discretion, may require approval by the Village Board or City Council by ordinance with the recommendation of the Plan Commission. 4 Planned Development Design Guidelines Prepared by Houseal Lavigne THE BOULEVARD DRAFT 3. Application Requirements. a. The applicable municipal application for a major change, minor change, or planned development, whichever is applicable, shall be filed with the appropriate designee as defined herein. Said application shall specify whether it is for a Major Change or Minor Change and shall be in such form and accompanied by such information, as shall be determined by the designee. Every application shall contain, at a minimum, the following information, and related data: i. The names and addresses of the owner of the subject site, the applicant, and all persons having an ownership or beneficial interest in the subject site and proposed planned site development. ii. A statement from the owner of the subject site, if not the applicant, approving of the filing of the application by the particular applicant. iii. A survey of, and legal description and street address for the subject site. iv. A statement indicating compliance of the proposed planned site development with The Boulevard Planned Development and Design Guidelines, or if not compliant, the manner in which it is not compliant and justification for approval of a Major Change. v. A scaled site plan showing the existing contiguous land uses, natural topographic features, development phase, public thoroughfares, transportation, and utilities along with the proposed planned site development showing building façade designation; building location and relation; build-to-line; and building separation. vi. Schematic drawings illustrating the design and character of the building elevations. The drawings shall also include a schedule showing the number, type, and floor area of all uses or combinations of uses, and the floor area of the entire development. vii. A landscaping plan showing the location, size, character and composition of vegetation and other material. viii. Engineering plan, either final engineering or preliminary engineering, as may be appropriate based on whether applicant is seeking a Minor Change or a Major Change. ix. A schedule of development showing the approximate date for beginning and completion of each stage of construction of the planned site development.. Interpretations If uncertainty exists regarding the interpretation of terms, development standards, architectural standards, or any other regulation contain within these guidelines, the appropriate designee as defined herein shall determine the intent of the provision in question. 5Planned Development Design Guidelines Prepared by Houseal Lavigne THE BOULEVARDDRAFT PERMITTED LAND USES Permitted uses in The Boulevard Planned Development are reflected in Table 01. 1. Permitted Uses. Uses which are marked by a “P” in the table are allowed as a matter of right. 2. Conditional Uses. Uses which are marked by a “C” in the table shall require approval as a Major Change in order to determine if the use is appropriate in the context of the Purpose and Intent of The Boulevard Planned Development and these Design Guidelines. 3. Uses Not Permitted. Uses which are marked by a “X” in the table are prohibited, unless subsequently permitted as a Major Change. 4. Uses Not Listed. In the event that a use is proposed that is not listed in the table, the appropriate designee as defined herein shall determine if the use is the same or similar to a use listed in the table. If it is, the use shall be treated in the same manner as the “similar” use. If not, the use is prohibited. Table 01: Permitted Land Uses Permitted Land Use Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4 Retail Uses General retail P P P Wholesale X X X Grocery store X X X Alcoholic Beverage Retailer X X X Motor Vehicle Uses Gasoline service/sales X X X Eating/Drinking Uses Coffee/tea shop P P P Fast casual restaurant P P P Sit-down restaurant [1]P P P Tavern/brew pub [1]P P P Outdoor dining P P P Entertainment Uses Theater or cinema X P P [2] Entertainment, recreation, or amusement facility X P X Service Uses Athletic, health, or fitness facility X P P [2] Bank, no drive in P P P General service P P P Temporary and Permanent Dwelling Uses Hotel [3]C P P Multifamily dwelling [3]X X C [1] Shall not derive more than 45 percent of gross sales from the sale of wine, beer, or other alcoholic beverages. [2] Shall be located more than 200 feet from every boundary of Phase 1. [3] Street activating uses such as retail, leasing offices, club rooms, fitness rooms, lobbies, and the like are encouraged on the first level. 6 Planned Development Design Guidelines Prepared by Houseal Lavigne THE BOULEVARD DRAFT PERFORMANCE STANDARDS Uses in The Boulevard Planned Development shall be prohibited from activities which may produce or cause any of the following: †Any noise or sound that is objectionable due to intermittence, beat, frequency, shrillness, or loudness; †Any obnoxious odor; †Any excessive quantity of dust, dirt, or fly ash; provided however, this prohibition shall preclude the sale of soils, fertilizers, or other garden materials or building materials in containers of incident to the operation of a wholesale, home improvement, or general merchandise store operated by a national or regional chain; †Any fire, explosion, or other damaging or dangerous hazard, including the storage, display, or sale of explosives or fireworks, but the foregoing shall not prohibit the operation of a gasoline service/sales use as permitted herein or a propane sales facility as permitted herein and in accordance with applicable law or the sale of fireworks on a temporary basis in connection with civic holidays conducted within the confines of a building containing at least 25,000 square feet of floor area and operated by a national chain; or †Any dumping of garbage or refuse, other than in enclosed receptacles intended for such purpose. SITE DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS Signs The provisions of this section of the Design Guidelines shall govern the display, construction, erection, alteration, use, location, repair, and maintenance of all signs, together with their appurtenant and auxiliary devices in respect to structural and fire safety in The Boulevard Planned Development. 1. Sign Measurement. a. Area to be Included. The supporting structure or bracing of a sign shall be omitted in measuring the area of the sign unless such structure or bracing is made part of the message or face of the sign. Where a sign has more than 1 display face, the area of the sign shall be measured by the largest if the display faces. b. Area of Signs. The area of signs shall be measured by computing the area of the smallest regular geometric figure that can encompass all words, letters, figures, emblems, and other elements of sign copy. c. Multiple Users. Where more than 1 user occupies a building, the owner of the building shall be responsible for allocating permitted signage among such users. 7Planned Development Design Guidelines Prepared by Houseal Lavigne THE BOULEVARDDRAFT 2. Sign Size. The maximum size of aggregate sign(s), regardless of sign type, shall not be greater than 1 square foot of sign area per lineal foot of building frontage. 3. Permitted Signs. The following sign types shall be permitted in The Boulevard Planned Development. a. Shopping Center Signs i. Highway Electronic Message Center. 1. The existing pole sign located adjacent to I-55 and as identified in the Site Plan shall be permitted. 2. The pole sign shall be converted to include a panel identifying The Boulevard, which signage panel shall be not larger than 256 square feet per side. 3. The pole may also be converted to include a electronic message center, which electronic message center shall be not larger than 334 square feet per side. 4. A landscape planting area is required at the base of highway electronic message center. The landscape area shall be at least equal to the square footage of each side of the sign in question and shall feature landscape materials which are consistent with and complementary to other required landscape. ii. Multi-Tenant Shopping Center Signs 1. 1 multi-tenant shopping center sign shall be permitted for each phase of The Boulevard. 2. Multi-tenant shopping center signs shall be double-sided signs attached to a permanent foundation or decorative base and not attached or dependent on support from any building, pole, posts, or similar uprights. 3. The building materials of the permanent foundation or decorative base of a multi-tenant shopping center sign should be consistent with the building materials used in the phase for which the sign relates. 4. The shopping center sign shall be not taller than twenty feet in height nor have a sign area greater than 50 square feet. 5. Multi-tenant shopping center signs shall only be comprised of individually affixed copy or an electronic message board. Flat or box signs shall be prohibited. The shopping center sign shall be located not less than ten feet from any street frontage, public or private, or any drive aisle. 6. To protect visibility of automotive traffic, cyclists, riders, and pedestrians, no substantial impediment to visibility shall be created or maintained at the intersection of any street and parking drive aisle within the triangular area created by measuring 46 feet along the street and parking drive aisle from the intersection of the street and parking drive aisle and a line connecting those points. 7. A landscape planting area is required at the base of all multi- tenant shopping center signs. The landscape area shall be at least equal to the square footage of each side of the sign in question and shall feature landscape materials which are consistent with and complementary to other required landscape. 8 Planned Development Design Guidelines Prepared by Houseal Lavigne THE BOULEVARD DRAFT b. Wall Signs. The installation of a wall sign requires a sign permit issued by the appropriate designee as defined herein. i. Wall signs shall be permitted on any facade with street frontage (public or private) and facade adjacent to an off-street parking area where customer access is also available. ii. Wall signs shall not exceed a maximum area of 1.5 square feet for each linear foot of each facade on which a sign is permitted. On multi-story buildings, wall signs shall be permitted for both first and second story tenants with each floor being allotted a maximum sign area of 1.5 square feet for each linear foot of façade on which a sign is permitted. iii. No wall sign shall protrude above the highest roof line or above the top of the parapet wall. iv. No wall sign shall horizontally project more than 12 inches from the wall of the building or structure to which it is attached. v. Only 1 wall sign per building frontage of the building or unit of a building shall be permitted. vi. On multiple-tenant buildings with multiple wall signs, all signs shall be of the same style, proportions, base colors, and constructed of the same materials. vii. Wall signs shall only be comprised of individually affixed copy. Flat or box signs shall be prohibited. viii. Wall signs may be illuminated through external sources. Internal illumination shall be prohibited. ix. No wall sign shall cover any architectural features (architectural features shall include, but not be limited to: pediment, cornice, belt course, pier, windows, pilaster, roof, decorative stone or tile inlay, kick plate/bulkhead, raised or colored brick pattern, and corbel) of the building to which it is affixed. x. No wall sign shall be affixed to HVAC screening, elevator overrun, or other features protruding from the roof of the structure, with the exception of building parapets which have been designed and integrated into the architecture of the building and which are in line with and not set back from the perimeter façade of the building. xi. Standalone or attached outlot buildings may display an additional wall sign towards a main parking area of the development and not oriented towards a street. 9Planned Development Design Guidelines Prepared by Houseal Lavigne THE BOULEVARDDRAFT c. Monument Signs. The installation of a monument sign requires a sign permit issued by the appropriate designee as defined herein. i. The maximum size of a monument sign shall be based on building frontage per Table 02. ii. The maximum height of any monument sign shall be no greater than 8 feet above the center line datum elevation of the street immediately adjacent to the sign location. iii. Each building, including multi-tenant buildings may not have more than 1 monument sign, with a maximum of 2 display surfaces. However, any building, including multitenant buildings, which front on more than 1 roadway for an excess of 250 feet may display a secondary monument sign, the size of which shall be equal to or less than the primary monument sign. iv. To protect visibility of automotive traffic, cyclists, riders, and pedestrians, no substantial impediment to visibility shall be created or maintained at the intersection of any street and parking drive aisle within the triangular area created by measuring 46 feet along the street and parking drive aisle from the intersection of the street and parking drive aisle and a line connecting those points. v. Monument signs shall only be comprised of individually affixed copy or an electronic message board. Flat or box signs shall be prohibited. vi. Monument signs featuring individually affixed copy may be illuminated through external sources. Internal illumination of individually affixed copy shall be prohibited. vii. No part of any monument sign may be closer than 5 feet from any street frontage, public or private, and any drive aisle, right-of-way or build-to-line. viii. No monument sign shall be located within 8 feet of any electrical power line, service drops, line conductors, or in any location where the appropriate designee, as defined herein, finds a reasonable danger that any electric power line would come in contact with the sign. Table 02: Permitted Monument Sign Allowance Building Frontage Maximum Sign Area per Face ≤ 50 Feet 25 square feet > 50 feet 25 square feet plus one additional square foot of sign area per each two feet, or major fraction thereof, of building frontage beyond 50 feet Maximum 50 square feet 10 Planned Development Design Guidelines Prepared by Houseal Lavigne THE BOULEVARD DRAFT 4. Window Signs. Window signs may cover a maximum of 20 percent of the window on which the sign shall be located. The installation of a window sign does not require a sign permit. 5. Temporary Signs. The display of a temporary sign requires a temporary sign permit issued by the appropriate designee as defined herein. a. The maximum size of a temporary sign shall not be greater than 6 square feet. b. The maximum height of a temporary sign shall be no greater than 3 feet above the center line datum elevation of the street immediately adjacent to the sign location. c. No part of any temporary sign may be closer than 5 feet from any street right of way or property line. d. To protect visibility of automotive traffic, cyclists, riders, and pedestrians, no substantial impediment to visibility shall be created or maintained at the intersection of any street and parking drive aisle within the triangular area created by measuring 46 feet along the street and parking drive aisle from the intersection of the street and parking drive aisle and a line connecting those points. e. A maximum of 2 temporary signs shall be displayed concurrently. f. A temporary sign shall be displayed for a period not to exceed 60 days per calendar year. The appropriate designee as define herein may permit extensions to this time limit. g. No temporary sign, nor any portion thereof, shall be affixed to any building, sign, or structure. h. No temporary sign shall be located within 2 feet of any electrical power line, service drop, or line conductor. i. Temporary signs shall be constructed of durable, all weather material. 11Planned Development Design Guidelines Prepared by Houseal Lavigne THE BOULEVARDDRAFT 6. On-Site Traffic Directional Sign. Onsite traffic directional signs are permitted as necessary to assist in the movement of vehicular traffic on a property for the purpose of the safety of both pedestrian and vehicular traffic. a. The maximum size of any onsite traffic directional sign shall not be greater than 3 square feet. b. The maximum height of any onsite traffic directional sign shall not be greater than 3 feet. c. No part of any onsite traffic directional sign may be closer than 25 feet from any street right-of-way or property line. d. No part of any onsite traffic directional sign may be located within any required landscape areas. e. On-site traffic directional signs shall be decorative, double-sided engineering grade reflective aluminum or similar material, as shown in Exhibit 01. 12 Planned Development Design Guidelines Prepared by Houseal Lavigne THE BOULEVARD DRAFT Parking and Loading The provisions of this section of the Design Guidelines are intended to provide accessible, attractive, secure, and well maintained off-street parking and loading areas with the appropriate number of spaces in proportion to the needs of the proposed use, increase public safety by reducing congestion of roadways and circulation areas, and to encourage The Boulevard Planned Development patrons to park once and walk between developments in the site. Required parking shall not be calculated on a lot-by-lot basis, but shall be calculated based on each phase. To this end, a use located in the City of Joliet may rely on parking located in the Village of Plainfield, provided that said parking is located in the same phase of The Boulevard. Parking may be constructed in sub phases, provided that sufficient access is provided to the sub phase and the proposed parking supply meets the applicable minimum requirements for the uses to be established in said sub phase. Parking shall be a permitted principle use of a lot in The Boulevard. 1. Parking Spaces Required. The total number of parking and loading spaces shall be based upon the sum of the separate requirements for each proposed use of the development phase, except as otherwise provided for in this Section. 2. Amount of Parking Required. The minimum number of parking spaces to be provided for the designated uses shall be as follows in Table 03. Table 03: Parking Requirements Land Use Minimum Parking Requirement Retail Uses General retail 1/250 GFA Multi-tenant retail (in excess of 120,000 square feet)1/250 GFA Wholesale 1/800 GFA Motor Vehicle Uses Gasoline service/sales 1/Gas Pump Eating/Drinking Uses Coffee/tea shop 1/250 GFA Fast casual restaurant 1/250 GFA Sit-down restaurant 1/250 GFA Tavern/brew pub 1/250 GFA Entertainment Uses Theater or cinema 1/4 Seats Entertainment, recreation, or amusement facility 1/250 GFA Service Uses Athletic, health, or fitness facility 1/250 GFA Bank, no drive in 1/300 GFA General service 1/300 GFA Temporary and Permanent Dwelling Uses Hotel 1/room and 1/250 GFA of conference or restaurant area Multifamily dwelling 2.0/dwelling unit 13Planned Development Design Guidelines Prepared by Houseal Lavigne THE BOULEVARDDRAFT 3. Design Standards. Each required off-street parking space shall conform to the standards detailed in Table 04. 4. Surfacing. All off-street parking areas shall be improved with a hard-surfaced, all weather, dustless material as approved by the appropriate designee as defined herein. 5. Striping. All off-street parking areas shall delineate parking spaces with paint or other permanent materials, which shall be maintained in a clearly visible condition. Americans with Disabilities Act compliant parking spaces shall be identified with the appropriate sign and shall be visible at all times of the year, regardless of snow cover, plant growth, or similar conditions. 6. Curbing. Curbing shall be provided along the perimeter of parking areas, internal walkways, and landscape islands to prevent vehicles from damaging or encroaching upon pedestrian spaces or landscaped areas. 7. Drainage and Grading. Where a parking area will be used to detain stormwater runoff, the depth of water shall not exceed 6 inches. 8. Lighting. Adequate lighting shall be provided for parking areas. Poles on which lights are mounted shall not exceed 20 feet in height. Illumination shall be arranged to deflect light away from adjacent properties and streets. Full cutoff luminaries with angles of not more than 90 degrees shall be utilized. Flat lenses are required for all lighting fixtures. Illumination shall not exceed 0.5 foot-candles at the property line. 9. Loading Spaces. Loading spaces shall be provided in compliance with the applicable municipal code, provided that no designated loading spaces shall be required for a building comprising less than 18,000 square feet. . Table 04: Parking Design Standards Parking Angle Single Loaded Module Width (A)Double Loaded Module Width (B)Stall Width (C)Stall Length (D)Aisle Width (E)45°32’51’9’18’12’ 90°42’60’9’18’24’ 14 Planned Development Design Guidelines Prepared by Houseal Lavigne THE BOULEVARD DRAFT U.S. R o u t e 3 0 V illag e B oulevardM ink CreekParking Lot Interior Area Building Foundation Area Parking Lot Perimeter Area Figure 11 Landscape Landscape required by this Section shall mean living plants in a combination of trees, shrubs, and/or ground cover. Unless otherwise stated in this ordinance, all size specifications for plant materials shall be based upon the time of planting. When caliper is specified for tree planting, the caliper of the tree trunk shall be measured at 12 inches above the ground level. Any plant materials used to meet the requirements of this Section shall not include any plant material determined by the State of Illinois as an invasive species. The use of native landscape materials is encouraged. 1. Planting Types. a. Canopy trees: A self-supporting woody, deciduous plant having not less than a 2.5 inches caliper and reaches a mature height of not less than 20 feet and a mature spread of not less than 15 feet. b. Ornamental trees: A self-supporting woody, deciduous plant having not less than a 1.5 inches caliper and normally attains a mature height of at least 15 feet and usually has 1 main stem or trunk and many branches. Several species may appear to have several stems or trunks. c. Evergreen trees: A tree having foliage that persists and remains green throughout the year and having a height of not less than 6 feet at installation and maturing to a height of not less than 20 feet. d. Shrub: A woody perennial plant (deciduous or evergreen) of low to medium height characterized by multiple stems and branches continuous from its base and having a height of not less than 2 feet and normally maturing to a height of not more than 5 feet. e. Ground cover: Plants, other than turf grass, normally reaching an average maximum height of not more than 18 inches at maturity. 2. Required Landscape Elements. Figure 11 illustrates the location of required landscape areas. 15Planned Development Design Guidelines Prepared by Houseal Lavigne THE BOULEVARDDRAFT 3. Building Foundation Area. a. All buildings are required to maintain a building foundation area along primary and secondary façades with a minimum depth of 5 feet. No building foundation area landscape shall be required on any secondary façade of a building designated as a service area. However, the use of landscape elements such as planters is encouraged to minimize the visual impact of any “back-of-house” type activities. b. Building foundation plantings shall be designed to supplement and complement other required landscape elements, to frame important views, and visually soften long expanses of wall. Building foundation planting shall respond to the windows and materials of the building. c. Foundation plantings shall be installed across a minimum of 50 percent of the length of the primary façade and a minimum of 60 percent of the length of the secondary façade, except where walkways, entrances, outdoor patios or other similar amenity spaces are located. 4. Parking Lot Interior Area. a. All parking lots shall include landscaping and trees located within the parking area as required by this Section. Landscape elements required by this Section shall be in addition to landscape elements required under other sections of the Design Guidelines. It is the objective of this Section to provide shade within parking areas, break up large expanses of parking lot pavement, provide a safe pedestrian environment, and assist in the absorption of stormwater runoff. b. 1 parking lot island shall be provided between every 20 parking spaces. Parking lot island locations may be varied based on the specific site requirements or design scheme. c. Double rows of parking shall provide parking lot islands that are the same dimension as the double row. d. A minimum of 1 canopy tree shall be provided for every parking lot island. If the island extends the width of a double row, then 2 canopy trees shall be provided. e. The use of ornamental trees, evergreen trees, shrubs, and other plant materials are encouraged to supplement the canopy tree plantings but shall not create visibility concerns for automobiles and pedestrians. f. Parking lot islands shall be at least 144 square feet in area and at least 6 inches above the surface of the parking lot and protected with concrete curbing, except where designed specifically for the absorption of stormwater. g. Parking lot islands shall be properly drained and irrigated as appropriate to the site conditions to ensure survivability. 16 Planned Development Design Guidelines Prepared by Houseal Lavigne THE BOULEVARD DRAFT 5. Parking Lot Perimeter Area. a. Parking lot design shall provide for perimeter landscape areas around the perimeter of each phase of The Boulevard. Perimeter landscape areas shall not be required internal to a phase or between individual lots in each phase. b. Perimeter landscaping shall be a minimum depth of 7 feet as measured from the back of curb, to accommodate vehicle bumper overhang and ensure planting areas that are adequate in size. c. The landscape treatment shall run the full length of the parking lot and shall be located between the property line and the edge of the parking lot. All perimeter parking lot areas shall be protected with raised concrete curbs. d. Perimeter parking lot landscaping shall consist of a minimum of 2 evergreen or ornamental trees, 1 canopy tree, 20 shrubs, and 40 ground cover plantings, every 100 lineal feet. 6. Tree Preservation. The preservation of significant and high quality trees was considered during site plan design. In lieu of tree preservation not possible through site planning, the natural areas surrounding Mink Creek and Lilly Creek will be enhanced and restored. 17Planned Development Design Guidelines Prepared by Houseal Lavigne THE BOULEVARDDRAFT Screening 1. Trash and Recycling Receptacles a. Trash and recycling receptacles shall be screened using the same materials and elevations as used on the main structure, on 3 sides to a height that screens the containers, having a minimum height of 6 feet, and a maximum height of 8 feet. b. The use of materials that are not the same as the materials and elevations of the main structure shall not be used to meet this requirement. c. Enclosure openings directly visible from a public right-of-way shall have a solid material gate. For larger enclosure areas, a separate gate access is encouraged. d. Enclosures shall be of an adequate size to accommodate expected containers. It is encouraged to design the enclosure area to be expandable to accommodate future additional containers. e. Trash enclosures shall not be located within a required street front or street side setbacks or occupy area used for required parking spaces. 2. Ground Mounted Mechanical Units a. All ground-mounted mechanical units, including but not limited to air-conditioning condensers, heat pumps, ventilation units, computer cooling equipment, etc., and any related utility structures and equipment, that are visible from any public space in The Boulevard Planned Development shall be screened from public view. The screening may consist of fencing, landscaping or some combination thereof. The screening shall be designed and established so that the area or element being screened is no more than 20 percent visible through the screen. 3. Roof Mounted Mechanical Units a. All roof-mounted mechanical units shall be screened from any public space in The Boulevard Planned Development using an opaque screening material compatible with the architecture of the building or architecturally designed screening such as a parapet wall. The screening of the roof-mounted units shall be designed to blend with the building and roof materials. 18 Planned Development Design Guidelines Prepared by Houseal Lavigne THE BOULEVARD DRAFT U.S. R o u t e 3 0 Mink C reek V illa ge B oulevardPrimary Facade Secondary Facade Tertiary Facade Figure 16 BUILDING LAYOUT AND DIMENSIONAL STANDARDS Building Façades 1. Primary Façade. The primary façade of the building shall include that façade(s) which contains the primary entrance to the building. 2. Secondary Façade. The secondary façade of the building shall include a façade(s) which is not a primary façade, and fronts Village Boulevard, or any parking area, parking circulation drive, or secondary façade of any other building theretofore constructed. 3. Tertiary Façade. The tertiary façade of the building shall include that façade(s) which is not a primary or secondary façade and fronts the tertiary façade of any other building theretofore constructed. 19Planned Development Design Guidelines Prepared by Houseal Lavigne THE BOULEVARDDRAFT Building Height The following building heights shall be considered maximums in the applicable phase as indicated in Table 05. Building height shall be measured from the front finished grade to the top of the parapet or eave line of a pitched roof. BUILDING DESIGN STANDARDS These standards are established to ensure that buildings within The Boulevard are unique yet consistent parts of the overall planned development. Building designs should provide sufficient articulation to create human-scaled architecture, create a sense of place within each development phase, and complement the design of The Boulevard as a whole. In the case that more than 1 façade designation may be attributed to a single façade, the more stringent requirements shall apply. The following standards shall apply to anchor and outlot buildings. 1. Roofs. Roofs shall provide a skyline to add interest in both height and plane changes. Roof slopes and materials shall be consistent with the shopping center standard. 2. Vista Terminations. When buildings are situated such that the centerline of a street or open space intersects with said building, the building façade shall be located and designed as a vista termination to visually attract a viewer’s attention at the end of a visual axis and designed to terminate a view with an architectural feature such as a tower, corner tower, symmetrical façade centered on a visual axis, an architecturally embellished entrance, or similar architectural devices. 3. Entrances. Whenever possible, entrances shall be co-located with vista terminations. All entrances shall be visually defined to emphasize a sense of arrival and place. 4. Service Areas. Whenever possible, service areas shall be located on tertiary facades. When a building does not have a tertiary façade, as identified in Figure 17, service areas shall be located on a secondary façade. Service areas located on a secondary façade shall be integrated into the design of the building to minimize visual impact through architectural features and landscape elements. Table 05: Building Height Development Phase Building Height Maximum Building Height Minimum Stories Phase 2 20 feet 18 feet 1 Phase 3 40 feet 18 feet 2 Phase 4 60 feet 18 feet 5 20 Planned Development Design Guidelines Prepared by Houseal Lavigne THE BOULEVARD DRAFT Primary Façade Design The primary façade of all buildings should be designed in a manner which fosters a pedestrian environment. Primary façades shall be consistent with the overall shopping center design and create unique and interesting elevations. Primary façades shall be designed to reduce mass and create an interesting visual rhythm and skyline. Primary façades should feature varying material color, texture, and vertical and horizontal plane change through the use of features such as bulkheads, piers, cornices, window hoods, etc. 1. Building Materials. Building materials of primary façades shall be masonry, stone veneer systems, stucco or precast panels with stamped or inlaid brick texture on the first level. EIFS acrylic finishes or quik-brik concrete masonry units may be utilized above the first level. However, in no instance shall the finish of the EIFS acrylic finishes or quik-brik concrete masonry units utilized mimic or match the texture of the masonry, stone veneer systems, stucco, or precast panels with stamped or inlaid brick texture utilized. A maximum of 3 building materials may be used on a primary façade. a. Balance of Building Materials. When 2 or more building materials are used on a façade, the material used on the first level should be visually heavier than the material used above the first level to give a sense of support and grounding. For example, masonry on the first level and EIFS acrylic stucco above. b. Colors. The use of garish, high-intensity, metallic, fluorescent, day glow, or neon colors is prohibited. A list of recommended building materials is included in Exhibit 01. c. Additional Detail. Additional detail such as inlaid tile, soldier courses, trim, planters, and decorative lighting are encouraged. 2. Windows. Windows shall be of clear glass or with a low-emissivity coating. No mirrored or tinted glass shall be permitted. Window size should respect the pedestrian scale and be aligned to follow the grade of the sidewalk. The following requirements shall be applicable to the land use categories as indicated: a. Retail Uses. i. Windows should comprise a minimum of 70 percent of the first level of the primary façade of any retail use. ii. The developer should avoid horizontal banding on windows and limit mullions to reduce visual barriers between consumers and merchandise. iii. Any windows in the doorway of a retail use shall not count towards satisfying the minimum window requirement. b. Eating/Drinking Uses. i. Windows should comprise a minimum of 70 percent of the first level of the primary façade of any eating/drinking use. ii. Any windows in the doorway of a eating/drinking use shall not count towards satisfying the minimum window requirement. iii. The developer is encouraged to install sliding, French, or folding doors and windows to create an indoor/outdoor environment. c. Entertainment Uses. i. Windows should comprise a minimum of 30 percent of the first level of the primary façade of any entertainment use. ii. Windows in doorways shall count towards satisfying the minimum requirement. d. Service Uses. i. Windows should comprise a minimum of 50 percent of the first level of the primary façade of any service use. ii. Windows in doorways shall count towards satisfying the minimum requirement. iii. Windows should be evenly spaced and the same size. e. Temporary and Permanent Dwelling Uses. i. Windows shall have a vertical proportion. ii. Windows shall be regularly spaced and the same size, except for accent windows. 3. Façade Articulation. In order to provide for primary façade articulation, primary façades shall step back a maximum of 2 feet and shall step forward a maximum of 1 foot from the build-to-line for a minimum of 40 percent and maximum of 70 percent of the primary façade. 21Planned Development Design Guidelines Prepared by Houseal Lavigne THE BOULEVARDDRAFT Secondary Façade Design The secondary façade of all buildings should be designed in a manner which fosters a pedestrian environment. Secondary façades shall be consistent with the overall shopping center design and create unique and interesting elevations. Secondary façades shall be designed to reduce mass and create an interesting visual rhythm and skyline. Secondary façades should feature varying material color, texture, and façade articulation which complements the primary façade and activates the public realm. 1. Building Materials. 60 percent of building materials of the seconday façade shall be masonry, stone veneer systems, stucco, or precast panels with stamped or inlaid brick texture. The remaining 40 percent of building materials of the secondary façade may incorporate EIFS acrylic finishes or quik-brik concrete masonry units. In no instance shall the finish of the EIFS acrylic finishes or quik-brik concrete masonry units utilized mimic or match the texture of the masonry, stone veneer systems, stucco, or precast panels with stamped or inlaid brick texture utilized. The type and design of materials utilized on the secondary façade shall complement those utilized on the primary façade. 2. Windows. Windows shall not be required but are encouraged on the secondary façade. If windows are installed, no mirrored or tinted glass shall be permitted, and window size and placement shall be complementary to the primary façade. 3. Façade Articulation. In order to provide for secondary façade articulation, secondary façades shall step back a maximum of 2 feet and shall step forward a maximum of 1 foot from the build-to-line for a minimum of 30 percent and maximum of 70 percent of the secondary façade. Articulation of the secondary façade shall be complimentary to the articulation of the primary façade. Tertiary Façade Design The tertiary façade of all buildings should be designed in a manner which complements the primary and secondary façades and is consistent with the overall shopping center design. 1. Building Materials. Building materials of tertiary façades may consist wholly of precast panels with stamped or inlaid brick texture, EIFS acrylic finishes, or quik- brik concrete masonry units, however, a combination of non-natural and natural materials is encouraged. The type and design of materials utilized on the tertiary façade shall complement those utilized on the primary and secondary façades. 2. Windows. Windows shall not be required but are encouraged on the tertiary façade. If windows are installed, no mirrored or tinted glass shall be permitted, and window size and placement shall be complementary to the primary and secondary façades. 3. Open Space Integration. Developers are encouraged to integrate tertiary façades with required open spaces through the use of murals, side entrances, lighting, and other features which connect buildings with active or passive open space. 22 Planned Development Design Guidelines Prepared by Houseal Lavigne THE BOULEVARD DRAFT OPEN SPACE 1. Definition. Open space shall not include landscape or sidewalk required herein and shall be defined as land or water that is open to the air and used for active or passive recreation, including; a. Lawn; b. Garden; c. Courtyard; d. Square; e. Plaza; f. Outdoor dining; g. Park; h. Linear green; i. Water features; 2. Location. Open spaces should be provided in areas which are easily accessed and viewed by pedestrians. The nature of activities for which open space is programmed should have an active relationship with surrounding buildings. 3. Amenities. Developers are encouraged to activate open spaces to include the creative and flexible use of outdoor furniture, recreational amenities, and/or landscaping. All amenities in open spaces should complement the aesthetics of the building. Open spaces not otherwise activated should be furnished with benches and trash cans, as detailed in Exhibit 01. 4. Outdoor Dining. When outdoor dining areas are immediately adjacent to parking areas or parking circulation areas, there shall be physical barrier to separate them, as detailed in Exhibit 01. DEFINITIONS Except where specifically defined herein, all words used carry their customary meanings. For terms not defined herein but defined in the Code of Ordinances of Plainfield or Joliet, the definitions in those ordinances shall apply. In the event that a definition in the Design Guidelines conflicts with a definition in the Code of Ordinances of Plainfield or Joliet, the definitions in the Design Guidelines shall control. Term Definition Appropriate Designee shall mean the Village of Plainfield Director of Planning or the City of Joliet Director of Community Development depending on the location of the proposed site development. On-Site Traffic Directional Sign shall mean a sign which assists in the movement of vehicular traffic on a property for the purpose of the safety of both pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Planned Site Development shall mean the development of any phase or any portion of a phase of The Boulevard Planned Development. Primary Façade shall mean the façade(s) which contains the primary entrance to the building. Secondary Façade shall mean the façade(s) which is not a primary façade, and fronts Village Boulevard, or any parking area, parking circulation drive, or secondary façade of any other building theretofore constructed. Service Area Shall mean the area that provides for loading, refuse, utilities or other similar “back-of-house” type activities. Site shall mean the building and corresponding parking, landscaping, and open space of any development within any phase of The Boulevard Planned Development. Tertiary Façade shall mean the façade(s) which is not a primary or secondary façade and fronts the tertiary façade of any other building theretofore constructed. 23Planned Development Design Guidelines Prepared by Houseal Lavigne THE BOULEVARDDRAFT Exhibit 01 EIFS Swatches Building Materials Brick: Buff Simulated Stone Veneer Metal Roof Concrete Tile Roof Brick: Brown Brick: Red Cast Stone 24 Planned Development Design Guidelines Prepared by Houseal Lavigne THE BOULEVARD DRAFT Outdoor Dining Example Brick & EIFS Examples Victor Stanley Bench Bronze Victor Stanley Trash Receptacle McGraw-Edison LED Talon Parking Lot Light Candela Pendant Large Pedestrian Light Example On-Site Traffic Directional Sign 25Planned Development Design Guidelines Prepared by Houseal Lavigne THE BOULEVARDDRAFT