Along with the mapping and designation of pedestrian retail areas, the City is looking at additional design requirements for these areas to encourage and enhance pedestrian uses, including:
- Require wider sidewalks,
- Require overhead weather protection,
- Limit driveways from crossing sidewalks,
- Restrict parking facilities from the front or sides of parcels,
- Require a minimum floor area ration (FAR) for new development.
The City's plan is to finalize their recommendations after receiving feedback on their preliminary recommendations between April - July 2014.
For more information, check out the City's Pedestrian Retail Areas website.