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  • COLUMBIA PIKE NEIGHBORHOODS SPECIAL REVITALIZATION DISTRICT FORM BASED CODEARLINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA

    A N 16, 2013W A T O 18, 2016

    A C Z O | A B

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  • iColumbia Pike Neighborhoods Special Revitaliza on District

    Form Based CodeAdopted November 16, 2013With Amendments Through June 18, 2016

    How to Use this Code

    Why are some words shown in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS?

    1. The Form Based Code includes terms with special meanings and their defi ni ons are included in Part 10. Defi ni ons. Defi ned terms are shown throughout the document in .

    I want to know what is allowed for my property:

    2. Check the General Land Use Plan and determine if your property is located within the Columbia Pike Neighborhoods Special Revitaliza on District (Note 24). If not, this Code is not applicable to your property*.

    3. Find your property on the for the subarea in which your property is located, the are in Part 3. Regula ng Plans. Note the color of the - that are within or

    adjacent to your propertythis determines the applicable (see the key located on the ). Note whether or not any por on of your property has been designated for special circumstances ( , , or ) for the purposes of this Code.

    4. Find all of the applicable in Part 4. Building Envelope Standards . (Note the General Standards in Sec on 402, which apply to all Columbia Pike Neighborhood Special Revitaliza on District FBC proper es.) The will tell you the parameters for development on each site in terms of height, si ng, elements, and use. If the property, or por on of the property, was designated for special circumstances, you should also review Sec ons 203-205, Special Excep on Use Permit FBC Applica on, Special Circumstances and Modifi ca ons.

    5. Addi onal regula ons regarding streets and other public spaces are found in Part 5. Street-Space Standards.

    (*If the General Land Use Plan map indicates Columbia Pike Special Revitaliza on District (Note 8) for the property, then property is eligible to be developed using the Columbia Pike Special Revitaliza on District Form Based Code for the commercial nodes).

    I want to modify a building or develop a new building:

    1. Determine if the property in ques on is located within the Columbia Pike Neighborhoods Special Revitaliza on District (Note 24) as shown on the General Land Use Plan (GLUP). If not, this Code is not applicable*.

    2. If this Code is applicable to the property, determine the level of review required for your intended changes by looking at Part 2. Administra on.a. Sec on 202 describes that can be approved administra vely by the Zoning

    Administrator; b. Sec ons 203-205 describe special circumstances ( ,

    , or ) and list of limited modifi ca ons that will require a use permit approval by the County Board.

    c. Sec on 206 describes the applica on process and other required review for preliminary and fi nal applica ons. Request the Administra ve Regula ons 4.1.2 from the Columbia Pike Ini a ve Coordinator in the Department of Community Planning, Housing and Development, Planning Division to obtain further informa on on the submission and review processes.

    3. Find the property on the for the appropriate subarea in Part 3. Regula ng Plans. a. Note the and the . b. Note the color of the - that are within or adjacent to your propertythis determines the

    applicable (see the key located on the ). c. Note whether or not the property has been designated for special circumstances (

    , , or ) for the purposes of this Code.

  • iiColumbia Pike Neighborhoods Special Revitaliza on District Form Based Code

    Adopted November 16, 2013With Amendments Through June 18, 2016

    4. Find the applicable in Part 4. Building Envelope Standards . Also note the General Standards in Sec on 402, which apply to all Neighborhood Special Revitaliza on District FBC proper es. The will tell you the parameters for development on the site in terms of height, si ng, elements, and use.

    5. Addi onal regula ons regarding streets and other public spaces surrounding the property are found in: a. Part 5. Street-Space Standards: the general parameters and/or specifi ca ons for the -

    including vehicular traffi c lane widths, sidewalk and street tree plan ng area dimensions, on-street parking confi gura ons, and public open space standards.

    b. Part 6. General Architectural Standards and Part 7. Conserva on Area Standards: materials, confi gura ons and techniques for the architectural elements of the building. (If the property in ques on has been designated on the as a or for the purposes of this Code, refer to both Part 6 and 7.)

    c. Part 8. Parking Standards .d. Part 902 Aff ordable Housing Requirements describe aff ordable housing requirements for all

    .

    I want to develop my property in phases:

    1. Section 202.B By-Right FBC Applications describes application requirements for phased . If any special circumstances ( , , or

    ) exist for the site, or modifi ca ons are requested, development applica ons will require use permit approval by the County Board in which case Sec ons 204 and 205 will be applicable.

    2. Sec on 804 Parking Standards for Phased Infi ll Development provides special parking provisions for interim phases of phased infi ll development.

    3. See also, the Sec ons referenced above under I want to modify a building or develop a new building.

    I want to retain some existing buildings and remove others for new development following this Code:

    1. A use permit is required for development where exis ng buildings are proposed to be retained and modifi ed as part of a . See Sec ons 201.A.2 and 201.B Applicability, and 206.B.2 Allowable Modifi ca ons.

    2. See Sec on 902.E Aff ordable Housing Requirements for renova on standards applicable to aff ordable housing in exis ng buildings.

    I want to change the use/function in an existing building:

    1. Find the property on the for the appropriate subarea and determine the applicable .

    2. Review the standards in the applicable to determine the types of uses allowed by the (residen al, civic, ground or upper story commerce, retail).

    3. Determine whether the desired use is allowed (either by-right or by use permit) by looking at Sec on 901 Building Use Table. If the use is listed with a cross-reference in the right-hand column, refer to those standards in Ar cle 12 of the Arlington County Zoning Ordinance.

    I want to subdivide my property:

    1. Property can be subdivided only in accordance with the procedures in Chapter 23 of the Arlington County Code.

    2. Any such subdivision shall also meet the standards of the Arlington County Zoning Ordinance, which includes this Code.

  • iiiColumbia Pike Neighborhoods Special Revitaliza on District

    Form Based CodeAdopted November 16, 2013With Amendments Through June 18, 2016

    ContentsPART 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS ...............................................1.1

    101. Title 1.1102. Applicability 1.1103. Purposes 1.1104. Other Applicable Regula ons 1.1105. Minimum Requirements 1.2106. Severability 1.2107. Components of the Code 1.2

    PART 2. ADMINISTRATION .....................................................................2.1201. Applicability 2.1202. By-Right FBC Applica ons 2.1203. Special Excep on Use Permit FBC Applica ons 2.2204. Special Circumstances 2.2205. Modifi ca ons 2.3206. Applica on Requirements & Review Processes 2.5207. Administra ve Adjustment Standards 2.8208. FBC Administra ve Review Team Du es & Procedures 2.9

    PART 3. REGULATING PLANS .................................................................3.1301. Rules for Regula ng Plans 3.1302. The Regula ng Plans 3.5

    PART 4. BUILDING ENVELOPE STANDARDS ...........................................4.1401. Introduc on 4.1402. General Standards 4.1403. Green Building Standards 4.7404. Urban Mixed-Use Frontage 4.9405. Urban Residen al Frontage 4.13406. Townhouse/Small Apartment Frontage 4.17407. Detached Frontage 4.21

    PART 5. STREET-SPACE STANDARDS ......................................................5.1501. Intent 5.1502. Applicability 5.1503. Street-Space Classifi ca ons 5.1504. Street-Space Classifi ca on Distribu on 5.9505. Sidewalk and Landscape Standards 5.13506. Plazas, Mini-Parks and Neighborhood Parks 5.19

    PART 6. GENERAL ARCHITECTURAL STANDARDS .................................6.1601. General Intent 6.1602. Applicability 6.1 603. Building Wall Materials 6.2604. Roofs 6.4605. Shopfronts 6.6606. Awnings and Canopies 6.8607. Doors 6.10608. Windows 6.10

  • ivColumbia Pike Neighborhoods Special Revitaliza on District Form Based Code

    Adopted November 16, 2013With Amendments Through June 18, 2016

    609. Garden Walls and Fences 6.12610. Mechanical Equipment 6.12611. Signs 6.14

    PART 7. CONSERVATION AREA STANDARDS .......................................7.1701. Introduc on 7.1702. Applicability 7.2703. Conserva on Standards 7.4

    PART 8. PARKING STANDARDS..............................................................8.1801. Purposes 8.1802. General Standards 8.1803. Parking Incen ves for Aff ordable Housing 8.3804. Parking Standards for Phased Infi ll Development 8.3

    PART 9. BUILDING USE STANDARDS ......................................................9.1901. Building Use Table 9.1902. Aff ordable Housing Requirements 9.5903. Addi onal Incen ves for Aff ordable Housing 9.6

    PART 10. DEFINITIONS ..........................................................................10.11001.

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