Chapter 18.4.2 regulates the placement, orientation, and design of buildings. The purpose is to promote site planning and building designs that:
A. Enhance the environment to encourage alternative modes of transportation, such as walking, bicycling, and transit;
B. Provide a business environment that is safe and comfortable, and natural surveillance of public spaces, or “eyes on the street,” for crime prevention and security;
C. Reduce dependency on the automobile for short trips, thereby conserving energy and reducing unwanted congestion;
D. Support resource conservation and reusable energy generation, through solar, wind, and other renewable energy sources; and
E. Require high quality development that makes a positive contribution to the streetscape and maintains a sense of place that is distinctly Ashland.