Search within This 18.4.2.010 Purpose This section is included in your selections. 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.