Design the project in a way that maintains the local character of the community and does not have negative impacts on community views, helping to maintain or develop local connectivity and appreciation for place and nature, and local social connectivity and cohesion.
STRUCTURE + COMMUNITIES REQUIREMENTS
CV Action 1.1(A) Understanding and Balance (2 points)
Public view plan developed and project adheres to existing policies and regulations regarding fit with local character. Take into consideration the preservation of natural landscape features. Balance the need for safety measures and barriers against desire for protection or enhancement of views.
CV Action 1.1(B) (2 points)
Alignment with Community Values (2-4 points) As part of the stakeholder consultation process, project team identifies community values and concerns regarding protection and enhancement. Based on evaluations, the project team submits a plan for how views will be protected and enhanced, important natural landscape or community features are preserved and the overall placement in landscape or urban context considered. Aesthetic quality of the project beyond regulations considered.
CV Action 1.2(A) (3 points)
Community Preservation and Enhancement (Envision QL3.2 Superior Level) (3-7 points)
Complete the Envision Improved + Enhanced Level indicators and the following: Public view plan implemented with little to no deviation. Contract includes clauses on the preservation of high-value landscapes and landscape features. This includes the handling of on-site trees, vegetation, and other features as well as stated penalties for non-compliance and programs to enforce and inspect outcomes. Project implements significant measures to fit with local character either natural or man-made.
CV Action 1.2 (B) (3 points)
Community Connections and Collaboration (Envision QL3.2 Conserving Level) (3-7 points)
Note: CV Action 1.2 (A) must be completed before CV Action 1.2(B)
Complete CV Action 1.2A and the following: Project team assists local community in establishing or enhancing regulations, policies and standards on view corridors, views from public/open spaces, views of features associated with community identity or natural features. Fit with local character is considered key aspect of the project and alternatives are developed and implemented in collaboration with community stakeholders. Significant efforts are made to site, design and construct project to preserve landscape features.
CV Action 1.2 (C) (1 point)
Restoration of Community and Character (Envision QL3.2 Restorative Level) (3-7 points)
Note: CV Action 1.2 (A) and (B) must be completed before CV Action 1.2(C).
Complete CV Action 1.2A-B and the following: Owner seeks, where appropriate, to improve the local character of the natural landscape or urban fabric through restorative action as part of the project. This may include removing barriers, structures, or vegetation to restore views; restoring lost or damaged natural landscape features; and designing project to restore lost character features within the community.
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