Project Goals

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Review existing plans, policies, ordinances, and development in the HOC to determine appropriate updates

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Evaluate existing public park and open spaces and determine future needs

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Develop HOC district wayfinding guidelines

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Establish best practice stormwater treatment guidelines

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Evaluate existing streetscape environment to:

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  • Ensure ADA compliance

  • Ensure design elements are sustainable and maintainable

  • Identify streetscape enhancement needs

  • Suggest updates to HOC Streetscape Assessment Policy

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Evaluate existing parking supply and determine future parking needs

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Identify potential public art and placemaking opportunities

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Engage with residents and businesses in the Heart of the City District

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Anticipated Outcomes

The outcome of the Framework Update will be a set of recommendations, policies, guidelines and strategies for implementing public improvements in the HOC District that will:

  • Create a more attractive and sustainable public realm

  • Enhance connectivity and accessibility

  • Increase safety and comfort for all modes of transportation

  • Improve the experience of arriving and moving throughout the District

  • Establish more equitable assessment policies

  • Ensure that the District reflects community values and aspirations

Timeline

Late Summer 2021

Evaluation of Heart of the City conditions, needs and community priorities

Late Fall 2021

Develop Draft HOC Framework Update, Implementation Plan, and Special Assessment Policies

Spring 2022

Finalize HOC Framework Update, Implementation Plan, and Special Assessment Policies