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S-W Whiteaker Special Area Zone Revised Amended
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The purpose of the S-W Whiteaker Special Area Zone is to encourage the economic vitality of the area for employment and industrial, institutional, and commercial uses while also allowing a mix of residential dwellings. This zone has a broad range of permitted uses. No single use is mandated or required within the area and the zone encourages both a mixture of uses within a building as well as within a block. The mix of land uses and increase in residential density and employment opportunities is designed to provide a place for people to live and work in the same area. It is intended that the character of the zone develop so that the diversity of uses are enhanced and tied together with various forms of usable public and private open space where there is pedestrian-oriented activity. Appropriate intermingling of structures, street amenities, and major landscape features will be necessary in order to integrate older development with newer development. Development within the zone will occur incrementally over time and this zoning will help ensure a coordinated effort is undertaken to improve the area by the public and private sectors. The S-W zone is also designed to:

(1) Encourage the continued economic vitality of existing and redeveloped commercial and employment and industrial uses with recognition of their role in providing a needed diversity of land uses and job opportunities.

(2) Encourage an increase in residential density to create additional opportunities for people to live close to major employment areas.

(3) Encourage actions that will enhance the attractiveness of the area and increase the use of major landscape features that can help tie the public and private open spaces together.

(4) Encourage the preservation, rehabilitation, and restoration of significant historic structures and retention of older, mature street trees.

(Section 9.3900, see chart at front of Chapter 9 for legislative history from 2/26/01 through 6/1/02; amended by Ordinance No. 20528, enacted May 14, 2014, effective June 23, 2014.)