Working With Local Zoning and Building Codes
"Scott Day was
really helpful because [he] commented on the [store's]
name and about how it should convey a more fun, colorful,
kid sound. He also talked about what we could do to change
our windows and that we shouldn't have all of our bestsellers
right as you walk in. As a result, sales have gone up
in the last few months, especially for toys and books."
Totally Kids, Winstead CT
new construction or building rehabilitation is dictated by building
zoning codes that are set up for development occurring outside of
technical assistance visit looks at such things as:
residential development on second floor and prohibiting it
on first floor;
downtown's sign guidelines are different from suburban guidelines;
the commercial edge to the streetscape; and
auto-oriented businesses such as drive-through banks, car washes,
etc., from encroaching upon the pedestrian, commercial streetscape.
Downtown has a special set of design considerations for proper in-fill
construction and building rehabilitation. These design criteria
need to be reflected in the local codes to insure that new construction
is compatible and downtown retains its sense of place.