Framework and Planning

Corridor Design Guidelines

The guidelines guidelines that follow were developed in response to the specific issues that face these urban neighborhoods as redevelopment occurs. They call for a new vision for the corridor and adjacent areas, but reflect an understanding of the deeply ingrained development patterns that exist adjacent to the Greenway. First and foremost, they support the concepts of placemaking and connection, which are the building blocks for successful revitalization of the corridor.

The Guidlines:

  1. Promote an integrated relationship between new development and the Greenway edge.
  2. Make the corridor “Greenway friendly.” 
  3. Promote opportunities for additional public green space, dedicated parks and trail connections along the Greenway edge. 
  4. Develop a premier public edge along both sides of the greenway, including 29th Street on the south side and a public promenade on the north. 
  5. Promote development that reinforces and relates to adjacent land uses and appropriate architectural scale, particularly along Lake and Lagoon Streets and at commercial nodes. 
  6. Locate front doors on the street, (including 29th Street and the Greenway) and relocate service doors, away from the public realm. 
  7. Promote safe, calmed streets with widened sidewalks.
  8. Focus investments toward developing an enlivened pedestrian environment and an improved public realm. 
  9. Integrate transit with all redevelopment projects, including safe and visually appealing transit stops for future light rail or busways. 
  10. Support compact development and promote mixed use in the corridor. Create a more vibrant and diverse urban environment. 
  11. Locate parking either on the street or behind/between buildings along the block. Consolidate parking in structures or municipal lots. 
  12. Promote opportunities for art in public places.