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Northwest Regional Activity Center Design Guidelines

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Sistrunk Coridor 

The Sistrunk Boulevard Corridor Improvement Project has become a catalyst to encourage development and redevelopment within the Northwest Progresso-Flagler Heights Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). This effort, along with other efforts by the CRA throughout the years has encouraged positive sustainable redevelopment of the area. At this time the focus has progressed to developing guidelines that will further the goals of establishing a long term sustainable development approach that will have immediate, short-term and long-term impacts on the study area and the lives of the residents who live here.

The 2006 Sistrunk Boulevard Urban Design Improvement Plan and 2008 NPF CRA Implementation Plan both outline methods that are designed to guide future development of the Northwest Regional Activity Center and the Northwest Progresso-Flagler Heights Community Redevelopment Agency.  For information on the Improvement and Implementation Plan or for more information on the Northwest Progresso-Flagler Heights Community Redevelopment Agency please go to the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) site.

Through a comprehensive public planning process that included stakeholder interviews and design charrettes that were held for each plan, a vision has been developed for the area. The Department of Sustainable Development is in the process of obtaining public input and preparing zoning amendments to implement this vision through adoption of new zoning regulations and design guidelines much in the same manner as the Downtown Master Plan and the South Andrews Avenue Master Plan.

The study area established for this effort follows the same boundaries as the Northwest Regional Activity Center (NW-RAC) land use designation.

The proposed zoning districts consist of the Northwest Regional Activity Center – Mixed Use east (NWRAC-MUe) and the Northwest Regional Activity Center – Mixed Use west (NWRAC-MUw).

At this time the City is working on draft documents that will address the proposed zoning regulations as well as the proposed design guidelines.

These two documents will establish design standards and uses meant to encourage development and that add to an active urban area.

Staff has developed a Public Outreach Presentation to help illustrate the proposed regulations and design standards.

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Midtown Business Meeting - March 2013 and Mizell Center Outreach Meeting - April 2013
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Breakfast Meeting: City outreach to help existing businesses succeed within the Northwest CRA - August 7, 2013