Zoning - Architecture
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|How is an application for Green Architecture Approved?
Architecture application shall be reviewed and approved, approved with
conditions, or denied in conjunction with one of the review processes outlined
in Article 5.C.1.E, Review Process. The registered architect
representing the applicant shall complete the required Zoning application, which
will require compliance with the Green Architecture Designation Rating Program,
|What are Architecture Style Illustrations?
Illustrations prepared by the Palm Beach County American Institute of Architects and the Zoning Division, assist both the architect and staff when reviewing structures for compliance with key elements found in the most common styles of architecture in the County, these illustrations can be found in the
Technical Manual, Title 5
|What is Green Architecture?
A building designed to limit its environmental impact through environmentally conscious methods of design and construction. The focus shall pertain to the exterior of the building i.e. facade, roofline, exterior treatment, and fenestration.
|What is a Green Architecture Waiver?
In order to encourage the design of sustainable architecture, certain allowances must be provided for the applicant or designer of the proposed building(s). The Unified Land Development Code, Art.5.C, Table 5.C.1.E.-1, Green Architecture Designation Rating Program is established to provide alternative design solutions for Green Architecture. The Zoning Director will utilize this Rating Program, which is based on a point system, to grant waivers IF the applicant could demonstrate compliance with a minimum of 30 points out of a total of 50. The registered architect of the proposed building(s) must sign and seal the design of the building(s), and must continue to monitor and sign off on the building(s) at the time of Certificate of Occupancy for the building(s) to ensure compliance with the waivers.