Cookie Cutter Housing Leads To Calls For Design Standards

Planners hope to counter rows of monotonous housing with design standards such as mandating "visual relief" through architectural features and a minimum of two colors on each unit.

condos and town homes inching up Draper, Utah's hillside have become an eyesore for some residents now looking to city officials to curb the growth. "When we drive around here, it is nauseating," said Matt Haines, who lives in a single-family subdivision next to the slope of condos. "We have to look away." City planners will consider a plan to counter the burst of homogeneous town homes Thursday night with new design standards mandating everything from "visual relief" through architectural features and a minimum of two colors on each unit.

Thanks to Ken Hughes

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