About Us

Guiding Principles

  1  

Develop the District as a Complete “Live, Work and Play” Neighborhood 

 

through:

  • more varied housing types and prices,

  • more job creating businesses,

  • more neighborhood stores and restaurants, and

  • more entertainment options.

  2  

Promote Walkability Within the District

 

through:

  • safe and comfortable sidewalks,

  • interesting and attractive street-level experiences,

  • pedestrian endpoints and destinations, and

  • better wayfinding.

  3  

Enhance Public Safety and Security in the District 

 

through:

  • enforcement of laws,

  • more positive activity in the public realm,

  • enhanced police presence, and

  • better coordination between the neighborhood, law enforcement, and social service agencies.

  4  

Promote Pedestrian and Bicycle Connectivity Between the District, Downtown, the Bayfront and Adjacent Neighborhoods 

 

through new, well designed, high quality and safe means of connectivity.

  5  

Respect and Celebrate the District’s Cultural and Built History

through identification, understanding and education, recognition, and preservation of these resources.

  6  

Enhance the Presence of Nature in the District 

 

through:

  • the addition of neighborhood and pocket parks, and

  • enhanced landscaping in the streets and sidewalks.

  7  

Recognize and Celebrate the District’s Distinctiveness and Authenticity

 

through actions and programs that: 

  • attract unique local businesses,

  • facilitate the preservation and growth of the artistic community,

  • integrate progressive public art into the District,

  • promote more expressive architecture, and

  • celebrate the District’s special attributes.

  8  

Provide Increased Support for the District’s Local Businesses 

 

through:

  • additional public parking,

  • developing and implementing a District identity program,

  • establishing unique events and festivals, and

  • enhancing public safety.

  9  

Balance Regional Social Service Needs with the District’s Disproportionate Share of Social Service Providers 

 

through: 

  • better communication with existing social service organizations,

  • careful consideration of the impacts of any proposed expansions or new facilities, and

  • encouraging more broadly-based, regional solutions to regional challenges.

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