Article 50, Section 36 establishes the following Neighborhood Design Districts as overlays to residential subdistricts within the Roxbury Neighborhood District. The Neighborhood Design Districts are established to protect the historic character of these neighborhoods, which give Roxbury its unique architectural character. While development of housing within these Neighborhood Design Districts is encouraged, new construction or rehabilitation which preserves and complements the character of the existing housing stock will enhance the historic quality of these neighborhoods.
Per Article 80E-2.1(b)(iii): Design review has been triggered due to one or more of the following:
- Change in roof shape, cornice line, street wall height, or building height of an existing building;
- Erection/extension of a building > 300 or more s.f.;
- Change in building massing or size/location of door or window openings, where such alteration affects three hundred (300) or more square feet of exterior wall area, or a smaller exterior wall area if expressly provided in the underlying zoning.