§ 4. Architectural Compatibility  


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  • Architectural compatibility is the most important element of the design guidelines. Healthy, growing cities are constantly evolving and architectural creativity should not be restricted if the city is to experience orderly development. Encouragement of design compatibility with adjacent land based structures will help to ensure diversity and interest in the structures that are built. Restricting design to rigid criteria could lead to "cookie cutter" structures where one corner or area looks much like the one two blocks away.

    Each skyway setting will undoubtedly be unique in character and scale. In a tourist-oriented market where creative competition for patron interest is important, many architectural styles will develop. Contemporary/futuristic, historical, classical, as well as whimsical and fantasy styles may need to co-exist.