Provide open and transparent street-level facades and provide overhead cover along the sidewalk.
Individuals interact with the street level of a building in an intimate fashion, and this interaction infl uences our perception of the place. In creating a desirable West End District, place emphasis on human-scale buildings and public places that communicate the fact that the district is an inviting and pleasant place.
1. Large development sites in the West End should emphasize
human-scale design at the street level of a building. Place emphasis on the ground level of
a building where it orients to the street or defines
2. As an important connection between the riverfront and the downtown core, the West End is poised to support a greater amount of activity, and vehicular traffic, public transit, pedestrians, and cyclists all
need to be considered in the design of streets. Most important, streets in the district should encourage walking, lingering, meeting and conversing. The following considerations can help shape public life:
>> Design all West End streets for safe and comfortable movement on foot and to meet ADA standards. Incorporate a high level of streetscape amenity such as street trees, street furniture, and street lights.
>> Treat these amenities as unifying elements to help create a district identity in the West End.