DPD would like your input on the Pedestrian Retail Areas Mapping Project, a study to promote more walkable neighborhood business districts in s
everal areas of the city. 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.
We have completed our initial analysis and prepared our preliminary recommendations to kick-off a discussion with the community. We have posted information and preliminary recommendations on our project website with an accompanying survey. We are attending district council meetings and are also available to talk with residents, businesses and other organizations. After a few months of gathering feedback and attending meetings, we will prepare final recommendations for the Mayor and City Council.
We want to hear from you! Please review the materials posted on our project website, fill out our survey and contact us if you or your organization would like to discuss the project in more detail.
We are eager to hear from you. You can submit comments or questions to:
Aly Pennucci, Senior Planner, DPD