Garages. Standard maximum garage forward set back shall be six feet unless in compliance with the following: A garage forward front elevation deviation between 6-13 feet can only be located every third lot per front facing single street side if the home plan incorporates at least one of the minimization features identified in A – B, below, and one other minimization feature identified in A – E, below to architecturally design and soften the visual impact of any extended garage sidewall:
A. The addition of garage sidewall windows, doors, varied siding materials/stone/brick/trim/returns consistent with and enhancing the overall front elevation architectural design, and eliminating any blank garage sidewall space wider than six feet;
B. Expansion of front porch roof overhang or covered walkway with suitable columns to reduce exposed garage sidewall to less than six feet from garage front.
C. Building plans and final construction incorporates a decorative front patio which extends from the house/porch front to within four feet of the garage front, suitable for patio furniture, planters, tables, utilizing pavers, concrete, decorative landscape stone.
D. Landscaping/planting area between sidewalk and garage sidewall containing no less than six landscape plantings additional to requirements under existing landscape guidelines, with either decorative rock, mulch, wall trellis, ivy, planter boxes, fountains and exterior accent lighting.
E. Decorative garage doors, including detail such as windows, raised panels, stamped carriage pattern and/or hardware brackets. All garage doors must have one of these design elements.