SMART GROWTH PLANNING and an expanded focus on how people use mixed-use hospitality zones at various times of day for different purposes requires both foresight and infrastructure.

RESIDENTS EXPECT a high quality of life, even in active hospitality zones. This requires clear community standards and management of sound, litter and waste. Updated policies, consistent enforcement and facilitated conflict resolution systems are essential.

 

NIGHTLIFE PATRONS need safe rides home to prevent impaired driving. Coordination of transportation options requires a robust mobility management plan for evening and late-night activity.

QUESTIONS TO EVALUATE YOUR CITY'S PLAN FOR PEOPLE

  • What is the combined venue seating?
  • How current is your sound ordinance for construction of venues and housing?
  • Is there a staff person in your city for planning and mediation?
  • What transportation services are available for staff and patrons after midnight?
  • When was your trash management plan and schedule updated?
  • What is the pedestrian count at primary crossings at night?
  • Are there "dead  zones" with poor lighting where late-night patrons walk?
  • Do you provide public restrooms for late-night use?
  • What social services are available for homeless and transient individuals?
  • How are conflicts between residents and venues resolved?

CRITICAL STAKEHOLDERS FOR EFFECTIVE ACTION TEAMS

Building a collaborative alliance for developing strategies and tactics to plan for people in a mixed-use district requires outreach to organizations and individuals not often making the connections in their current operations. Building trust, identifying common areas of interest and conflict, and defining a clear vision is the first step.

 

  • Transportation Planner
  • Private Transport (taxi, e-hail, shuttle)
  • Public Works
  • Planning and Zoning
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Residential Associations
  • Public Safety Agencies

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