Update - Character Areas
The map below is broken down into eleven “Character Areas”, identified by similar existing development, land uses, and mobility elements. The Character Area map is intended to be a general indication of desired development patterns. Each Character Area has a unique vision statement that guides specific policies for future development and supports the overall goals of the University City Area Plan.
Open the map by clicking on this icon. After it opens, click on a colored shape to read the general vision for that Character Area.
Each Character Area is further broken down into twenty-three (23) “Policy Areas”, identified by existing and potential development patterns, natural features, and multi-modal connectivity. Each Policy Area has several unique policies related to land use, mobility, community design, and open space. These are used to guide decision making related to future development and establish a clear vision for the community and developers. Staff is currently in the process of drafting these policies based on existing conditions, other local policies, a market analysis, and community input. The policies mentioned above along with mobility, community design, infrastructure & public facilities, and natural environment policies will be brought out to the community for review later this year. Please stay tuned for future updates!
University City Area Plan Boundaries
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