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What charactertics define a vertical downtown?

Renaissance Plaza, White Plains

bulletPoint8px High density residential and commercial

bulletPoint8px Generally little or no setback from the street

bulletPoint8px Typically regional commercial and cultural centers

bulletPoint8px Large sidewalks and crosswalks, street furniture

bulletPoint8px Mixed-use streetscapes

bulletPoint8px Transit hubs

 

These "tools" are used to protect, enhance and encourage a vertical downtown.

Huguenot Street

bulletPoint8px Discourage surface
    parking lots

bulletPoint8px Encourage pedestrian
     and transit facility
     improvements

 

Memorial Highway

bulletPoint8px Require street-level uses, such as retail/hotel/restaurant

bulletPoint8px Zoning regulations to achieve appropriate building bulk and height

bulletPoint8px Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) to encourage vertical development