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Site Design


Complement and contribute to the built environment and local identity


Buildings and open spaces should be designed to create a sense of place and contribute to neighborhood identity. Projects should be built to feel like they "belong" to their site and context, becoming part of the fabric of beloved places on Bainbridge Island.


a.   Site access and new structures to complement patterns in the built environment with attention to setbacks, spaces between buildings, scale, and entries along the street.

b.   Create or reinforce a well-defined rhythm of intervals of built and open spaces, designed for the human scale.

c.   Develop frontages with quality, interest, and variety, using multiple smaller scale buildings if needed for to fit with neighborhood character.

d.   Avoid visually impermeable fencing, high fencing or other monolithic features along  publicly visible edges of the site.

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