What if a project does not comply with the Manual?

If a qualifying project is reviewed under objective standards, it must comply with ALL objective standards, including the Objective Design Standards, unless the project is eligible to request a waiver of certain standards*. If a project applicant does not wish to comply with the Objective Design Standards, they may apply for Site Plan and Architectural Review, which is a discretionary review process.

*Note: Housing projects that qualify for State Density Bonus are eligible for incentives, concessions, and waivers to/of applicable development standards if they can demonstrate that the proposed housing project could not be developed at the allowed density (units per acre) due to the cost of complying with applicable development standards. Requests for incentives, concessions, and waivers are reviewed by City staff during the required project review process.

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1. What are objective development and design standards?
2. Which projects are eligible for streamlined ministerial review?
3. How do I submit a project that qualifies for streamlined ministerial review?
4. How does the Manual affect existing objective standards?
5. What if a project does not comply with the Manual?
6. Are developers required to follow a set design style as per the Manual?