- Determining Zoning Requirements for the Site

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In this ARE 5.0 Programming and Analysis Exam Prep course you will learn about the topics covered in the ARE 5.0 PA exam division. A complete and comprehensive curriculum, this course will touch on each of the NCARB objectives for the ARE 5.0 Programming and Analysis Exam.

Instructor Mike Newman will discuss issues related to programming, site analysis, and zoning & code requirements.

When you are done with this course, you will have a thorough understanding of the content covered in the ARE 5.0 Programming and Analysis Exam including project type analysis, the establishment of qualitative and quantitative project requirements, evaluation of project site and context, and assessment of economic issues.

My name is Paulina Wilkowski with Connect Architecture and today I will be talking about the preliminary and schematic design phase for a Tesla show room and parking garage. So with zoning, the first thing in Portland that we do, Portland has a really great online resource called Portland Maps where each parcel is linked to a map and you can see all of the jurisdiction, zoning, owner, permits, everything related to that parcel. If there's anything out there it is digitally stored here.

So our site, which is shown right here outlined in blue, you could start to see that it is in a central commercial zone. You can then understand that the CX Central Commercial is linked to a series of requirements that must be met for any development on that site. Now our use, which is an S use, which is a parking garage, is permitted. But it does have some requirements for zoning like limitation, or minimum amount of ground floor windows.

And it has a limitation on how much of the parking garage can be screened, if it's enclosed. So all of that information can be gained through this portal. Site wise, we are not really looking at wind patterns in this project, or necessarily sun angles, because we're not taking advantage of environmental aspects.

So really this project is being defined by the zoning requirements. The program is given by the client, and then the limitations placed on it through the city planning requirements.

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From the course:
ARE 5.0 Programming & Analysis Exam Prep

Duration: 19h 56m

Author: Mike Newman