Downtown21: What can be expected from the Master Plan?
What can be expected
from the Master Plan
plan will help to nurture a vibrant, walkable, and compact Downtown offering a variety of
choices and experiences for people. This would include great streets which provide pleasant
walking and shopping experiences; restaurants and outdoor cafes; places to congregate such as
public squares, urban parks and outdoor markets; entertainment districts and cultural places -
the whole carefully integrated with a range of housing choices in close proximity and
convenient access to places of employment and other critical urban amenities.
A key objective of the Plan
will be to make the Downtown truly sustainable by improving access to public transit and other
modes of transportation such as biking and walking. The Master Plan will also be
positioned to have a green approach to conserving and enhancing the quality of the natural
systems and urban life in the Downtown, offering places for quiet contemplation, leisure,
recreation and environmental stewardship in the construction of new buildings and
streetscapes. Moreover, the Master Plan will provide a clear guide for all of those
individuals who have a stake in the evolution of the Downtown, such as residents, land owners
and developers. The process will ensure that all future public and private investments in
the Downtown willcontribute to the realization of the Master Plan.
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