Oregon
Rule Rule 125-125-0527
Standards for Development of the Capitol Mall Area


The following standards for development shall apply to projects in the Capitol Mall area:

(1)

Setback requirements for buildings located in the Capitol Mall Area are as follows:

(a)

From a Street A minimum depth of 20 feet for the Central Mall area. For the Formal Mall and the North Mall areas, setback shall be 20 feet plus one additional for each one foot of height of the building in excess of 35 feet;

(b)

From Other Buildings As required by the Oregon State Structural Specialty Code and Fire and Life Safety Code;

(c)

From the Mill Creek The greater of a minimum of 50 feet, or not less than 1.4 times the height of the building measured south from the top of the creek bank to the exterior wall of the building, such that the building shall not cast its shadow on the creek bank at 35 (degree) of noon sun angle.

(2)

No building or other structure in the Capitol Mall area shall exceed 70 feet in height, except for the area of the North Mall north of Mill Creek, where no building or other structure shall exceed 35 feet in height. Mechanical penthouses shall not be included in calculating building or structure height if the height (h) of the penthouse, measured from the top of the parapet of the exterior wall of the building or structure to the top of the penthouse, is less than the distance (d) from the parapet to the exterior wall of the penthouse, so that (h) < (d), and if the building or structure height, including penthouse, meets the applicable height requirements under the Salem GI Capitol District Zoning Ordinance or a variance from those height requirements has been granted by the city.

(3)

The maximum lot coverages for buildings in the Capitol Mall Area are as follows:

(a)

For the Formal Mall, 33 percent of the lot;

(b)

For the Central Mall, 50 percent of the lot;

(c)

For the North Mall, 45 percent of the lot. Minimum lot size shall be as required by the Salem City Zoning Ordinance for GI Capitol District.

(4)

Maximum building envelope utilization for the Capitol Mall area is as follows:

(a)

For the Formal Mall, 100 percent;

(b)

For the Central Mall, 100 percent;

(c)

For the North Mall, 70 percent.

(5)

Subsurface parking is required for all new buildings constructed in the Capitol Mall area. Supplemental surface parking may be approved by the Commission for use between phases of construction on a building site. Approval of such supplemental parking shall not be considered approval of permanent surface parking for a site.

(6)

Development within the Capitol Mall area shall comply with the following landscaping requirements:

(a)

Area to be landscaped shall include all of the designated site not occupied by the building or structure, by surface parking, if approved, and by pedestrian walkways, driveways, service areas and plazas;

(b)

A landscaped area shall consist of lawn, trees, and shrubs. Ornamental flower beds may also be provided. All lawn and planting areas shall be provided with automatic lawn irrigation systems.
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