GUIDELINES FOR ATTRACTIVE

UNIVERSITY CITY BLOCKSCAPES

  1. Building facades are intact and porches, an important interface between public and private space, maintained.
  2. Architectural details survive in good repair and are highlighted by paint schemes.
  3. Paint schemes are coordinated between twins, among rows, etc.
  4. A clear delineation exists between street & sidewalk with an appropriate physical and visual "barrier" between motorists and pedestrians, such as a continuous tree lawn and line of street trees of similar botanical forms.
  5. The pedestrian pathway is in good shape, of uniform width, with straight, unbroken, parallel edges and in scale with the cross-section of the street.
  6. Sidewalks and flat masonry surfaces are free of weeds and other vegetation.
  7. Street and private property trees are properly cared for, limbed up, and do not block lighting or compromise safety.
  8. No obtrusive signage is in the public right-of-way or on private property.
  9. Front lawns, green setbacks are preserved and well maintained.
  10. Trees and vegetation are in scale with the architecture and existing utilities.
  11. Breezeways between properties are fenced, with appropriate screening to keep trash and garbage out of sight.
  12. Edges of lawns, beds, etc. have sharp edges and are well maintained.
  13. Fencing is clear of overgrown vegetation.
  14. Lighting of pedestrian areas is uniform and non-glaring.

These guidelines were developed by UC Green

September 2003