Friday, March 28, 2014

Take City's Survey On Making Walkable Neighborhood Business Districts

The City's Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is seeking input on the Pedestrian Retail Areas Mapping Project, a study to promote more walkable neighborhood business districts in several areas of the city.

The information says:
This project, conducted at the City Council’s request, would involve adding a pedestrian zone designation to existing Neighborhood Commercial Zones. We are also considering adding new rules in pedestrian zones (such as wider sidewalks and overhead weather protection) that would apply to both existing and new pedestrian areas.
Pedestrian retail areas are important because they provide locations for businesses that serve neighborhood residents’ daily needs. They play a key role in creating safe neighborhoods where you would want to live, work, and shop. A pedestrian zone designation is intended to protect an existing pedestrian-oriented retail district, or encourage the development of a new district. 
DPD has completed an initial analysis and prepared  preliminary recommendations to kick-off a discussion with the community. Information is available on the project website with an accompanying survey 
DPD  wants to hear from you! Please review the materials posted on the project website, fill out the survey and contact DPD if you or your organization would like to discuss the project in more detail.

Submit comments or questions to Aly Pennucci, Senior Planner, DPD at 206-386-9132 or For more information, go here.

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