These design standards are intended to achieve a variety of goals, including:
•Reinforcing the architectural character of the community;
•Fostering visual compatibility between adjacent uses and throughout the Pilchuck District;
•Establishing relationships of buildings to the public street and sidewalk that create continuous, active, interesting, and intimate streetscapes;
•Ensuring that the visual bulk of new buildings maintains a pedestrian scale to preserve a small-town feel;
•Minimizing the prominence of parking within the urban landscape;
•Creating certainty for property owners and developers; and
•Promoting a strong sense of identity for the Pilchuck District neighborhood as a distinctive area of Snohomish.