Growth Priorities Revitalize, Infill, And Retrofit

Prioritize areas to direct public and private investment to areas where new growth will have the greatest overall benefit.

First priorities:

  1. Urban Revitalization: These are areas of existing concentrated activity, including downtowns, where new growth can have a transformative effect. Multiple investments spread too far apart may dilute this effect. By contrast, strategic placement on all four sides of a single corner, or on both sides of a main street, builds 36OQ views of revitalization, multi-purpose destinations, and visible synergies.
  2. Urban Infill: These are new small additions to areas where services and infrastructure already exist that are both fiscally prudent and can catalyze vitality more quickly by leveraging existing investments. New additions into walkable urban areas should not be designed the same as for more drivable suburban areas.
  3. Suburban Retrofit: Aging, auto-dependent strip commercial areas often have prime locations near major intersections. Widely-spaced, single-story buildings are an inefficient use of such prime real estate. Much more value can be created by creating compact, walk-able, multi-story environments.

Secondary priorities:

  1. New neighborhoods on existing infrastructure
  2. New neighborhoods requiring new infrastructure and avoiding environmentally sensitive areas

 

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