1 Public access to “touch” the water
2 Pedestrian-scale lights
3 Plant street trees to define the river walk
4 Locate and orient buildings to define public spaces
5 Preserve land for the riverwalk
Preserve land to accommodate the riverwalk and related open spaces.
Provide multiple pedestrian pathways from parking to public spaces.
Create an open-space and recreational network along the river with a distinct core district that links to downtown.
1. Preserve land and/or right of way where necessary to accommodate
a continuous riverwalk and related parks and open
2. Create strong physical connections between public space and neighboring development.
3. Locate and orient buildings to define public spaces along the river.
4. Forge connections to downtown at specific locations: a) high school b) rail underpass c) North Main Street d) Washington Street e) train station. (see diagram above). These connections should include interpretive elements that provide expressions of local history and culture.
5. Riverfront sites close to the downtown should constitute a “core district” with clear connections to downtown, and they should function as an important center of activity. Design and locate pathways and walks to promote physical continuity and connection.
6. Plant and maintain street trees.
7. Design all streets and walks for safe and comfortable movement on foot and to meet ADA accessibility requirements.
8. Parking and services:
> Where possible, locate parking areas off of side streets or alleys, toward the rear of main, river-facing façades.
> Provide pedestrian paths from parking areas to important public places along the riverfront and connecting to downtown.
> Locate trash and delivery areas away from customer entrances and other public places.