New Pedestrian Zones are Mapped

On May 15, 2015, the City Council adopted Ordinance 124770:

  • Amending the Land Use Code
  • Rezoning to add or expand a Pedestrian designation in 42 neighborhoods
  • Modifying the development standards that apply in Pedestrian zones to meet the changing needs of these neighborhood business districts

The legislation will be effective on June 15, 2015.

The pedestrian designation, also referred to as Pedestrian Retail Areas, is intended to “preserve or encourage intensely retail and pedestrian-oriented shopping districts where non-auto modes of transportation to and within the district are strongly favored.” Pedestrian designations are typically applied in areas already zoned Neighborhood Commercial (NC). The designation does not impact the development capacity of the area (it does not increase or decrease the permitted height or density for new development).

For more information see the DPD Pedestrian Retail Areas website.