Franklin Zoning Ordinance

08 162 Chapter Transitional Features In the CFO, CAO1, CAO2, or CAO3 TRANSITIONAL FEATURES Franklin Zoning Ordinance Effective January 1, 2023 following methods: 1. Building stepbacks of at least 20 feet from the stories below; 2. Dividing buildings into smaller parts, including detached buildings, to reduce effective visual bulk and to maintain the scale and rhythm of the existing pattern of development; 3. Sight lines or angular planes to gauge the appropriate building height necessary to achieve a steady, incremental transition; or 4. Other techniques that break up the scale of a building to complement existing development patterns, subject to approval by the applicable review body. 8.2.5 Building Character A. Where a clearly established building character and scale exist that is expected to remain, pursuant to Envision Franklin, infill development shall blend with nearby buildings through use of: 1. Window and door openings with area ratios and proportions similar to those on nearby buildings; 2. Similarly sized and patterned architectural features such as windows, doors, awnings, arcades, pilasters, cornices, wall offsets, primary facade materials, and other building articulations of nearby buildings; and 3. Similar roof types, slopes, or arrangements. B. Proposed residential development shall blend with existing buildings along the same block face through use of: 1. Dormers that are set back a minimum of one foot from the exterior wall of a front or side elevation; 2. Massing that divides the building into smaller parts; 3. Materials that do not accentuate verticality; 4. A one-story front porch or entry element; 5. Garages with traditional placement and orientation entirely behind the main structure and subordinate in height. Figure 8.2.5.B Dormers set back from exterior wall Dormer 1’ Back From Exterior Wall 8.2.6 Perimeter Residential Development A. Single-Family Residential New single-family residential lots on the perimeter of a proposed development, where abutting existing lots in a recorded residential subdivision, shall be no less than 75 percent of the average lot size of the abutting lots. B. Duplexes or Multiplexes New duplexes or multiplexes, where permitted along the perimeter of a proposed development, that are adjacent to single-family residential lots in a recorded subdivision, shall have comparable building facade widths to the houses on the adjacent residential lots and shall not exceed one story in height above