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Green and Walkable Downtown
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Improving streetscapes to focus on a green and walkable Downtown will make it a more attractive and desirable place for people of all ages.
The vision for a green and walkable downtown includes improvements to downtown streets that will make Downtown more accessible, easier to navigate and more pleasant for pedestrians.
Streetscape improvements may include wider sidewalks, more trees, street furniture,
pedestrian wayfinding signs, and higher-quality paving materials.
These improvements will encourage more people to use the streets for walking and cycling. The Downtown will be a more attractive, safe, and desirable place for people of all ages.
Streetscape improvements will be constructed over the next 10 to 15 years.
The City has developed a
. This document establishes a framework for how Downtown sidewalks should be designed and constructed and identifies street furnishings that complement their character.
It promotes walkable, attractive, safe, and universally accessible streets while balancing aesthetic outcomes with maintenance and durability.
A typology of streets in the downtown area based on their function in the roadway network and the planned adjacent land uses
Recommendations for how space is allocated within the sidewalk area for each type of street, including placement of furnishings, trees, and other streetscape elements
A defined set of streetscape elements (such as benches and tree grates) for each character area within Downtown and the Quarters
Approved Plans and Policies
This manual builds upon approved plans and policies including:
Click on a street segment to see the Street Type, Character Area, and any special design considerations. This map is provided for quick reference; for full information, please refer to the Streetscape Design Manual.
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