Design Standards Keep Our Community Attractive and Vibrant (Part 1)

Here is another installment of an overview video of an article of the Manhattan Development Code. In this latest video, Ben Chmiel, Planner III, gives an overview of residential design standards found in Article 26-4A. The draft regulations can be found on the Manhattan Development Code EncodePlus site.

The City has had design standards in some shape or form for a few residential districts or overlay districts for nearly 20 years. These site layout and exterior building design standards set minimum requirements to make sure new development or redevelopment keeps our community looking attractive and vibrant, meets the intended purpose of the applicable district, and/or keeps these developments compatible with the surrounding area.

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