What charactertics define a vertical downtown?
High density residential and commercial
Generally little or no setback from the street
Typically regional commercial and cultural centers
Large sidewalks and crosswalks, street furniture
These "tools" are used to protect, enhance and encourage a vertical downtown.
Require street-level uses, such as retail/hotel/restaurant
Zoning regulations to achieve appropriate building bulk and height
Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) to encourage vertical development