I have seen the threads related to regulating monotony and exterior appearance. Our ordinance is not perfect. We have tried the cafeteria approach allowing the developers to choose 4 out of 8 architectural "features". (Gables, divided light windows, split garage doors, etc) This seems to work fairly well. Any one have examples of ordinances that are similar and have additional architectural requirements.
I have seem the point system as a way to prioritize these features, such as the gables receive ten points while the divided light only receives five points, the goal being a total of 40 points or so, Has anyone had any luck with this type of system.
Currently we have builders being upset at our ordinance ( surprise), and wanting change. We are looking at some changes but at this point we are not willing to through the baby out with the bathwater.
If anyone has suggestions I would appreciate it.