Faced with the possibility of a community-led moratorium on new development, Watertown initiated Design Guidelines and Standards for new development along the Town’s primary commercial corridors. The Guidelines were developed as the first implementation step which resulted from Watertown’s Comprehensive Plan that sought to concentrate redevelopment along public transit corridors.
Prototypical Test Case
Zoning regulations that communicate dimensional criteria are generally difficult to understand with text alone. Generating prototypical building forms with 3D models facilitates dialogue and enable the primary design issues to be more easily understood and communicated. The application of color references specific categories such as lot coverage, building massing, height, setbacks, fenestration, material palette and public realm interface.