No specific architectural style has been determined at this stage. However, design, construction and landscape guidelines common to all development within the North Clifton neighbourhood will be established at the detailed design and subdivision development stage. Recognizing the site is surrounded by both new and established neighbourhoods, architectural design requires a compliment of design elements. At the subdivision stage, design guidelines for building sites, parks and open space areas, and roadways will be developed seeking a middle ground between conformity and individual expression.
Acceptable home architectural styles will be consistent with the Okanagan’s history, traditions and unique climate. Potential variations are anticipated to be within the core “vocabulary” of west coast contemporary style, while incorporating the classic ‘craftsman’ design and encouraging the use of earth tone colours. Fundamental to all allowable stylistic expressions will be a focus on “four-sided architecture” in which the design and detailing is visible from all vantage points and consistent with the topography of the land.
Taking cues from historically successful neighbourhood precedents, the North Clifton development will encourage a variety of housing forms within each housing enclave. Several localized benches are present within the North Clifton ASP boundary. Each of the benches have been targeted as the most feasible areas for land development, including associated roads and infrastructure, single/two family residential homes, parks and open space. The nine benches identified for residential development are well separated visually and topographically from each other, providing a natural sense of privacy within each bench area.