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Preserve and Enhance Important Views and View Corridors


For some sites in Bainbridge Island, views of the water, mountains and forested areas are defining features. Landscape design should be sensitive to existing view corridors, take advantage of views, and reinforce visual connections with the public realm.


a.    Preserve existing views and view corridors, locating new trees to frame, focus and/or complement views and view corridors

b.    Take care to prevent view blockage from the public realm, using lower scale plantings where appropriate and pruning existing trees with best practices of limbing-up rather than topping

c.    Design landscaped areas to complement territorial views, using vegetated roofs where appropriate to mitigate views of roofs

d.    Locate streets to capture distinctive views and create new viewpoints

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