In the Zone
But unlike in the nearby downtown, which recently implemented a design review process, architectural restrictions are unlikely in R4C and R2A. Design standards are difficult to enact, Kowalski says, and, because of the neighborhoods' architectural diversity, even harder to determine.
And so if a project falls outside a historic district and outside of downtown, there aren't--and possibly never will be--any design guidelines. "You could technically put up the ugliest project in the world if you wanted," Kowalski says.