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The Traditional Town Center/Main Street District (TCD) and its regulations are established in order to permit specific uses, at a development intensity in a manner that:
(a) Encourages skillful planning by allowing flexibility in type and placement of buildings while promoting coordinated architectural design within a unified development area.
(b) Encourages a mixture of complementary land uses that includes housing, retail, offices, commercial services, civic and government uses, to create economic and social vitality and to encourage the linking of trips.
(c) Encourages an intensity of development (floor area per acre) that requires the use of decked or garage parking.
(d) Utilizes topographic and landscape features to enhance and unify the development as well as protect adjacent residential neighborhoods.
(e) Provides flexibility in the siting and design of new developments and redevelopment to anticipate changes in the marketplace.
(f) Expands the scope of land planning from the concept of unrelated individual parcels and buildings to a coordinated and harmonious development.
(g) Establishes design criteria for the new developments that are aesthetically pleasing and pedestrian friendly.
(h) Promotes the efficient use of land, utilities, streets and services.
(i) Promotes increased open space and landscaped areas between uses along public roads.
(j) Controls the vehicular circulation and access to existing roads to reduce congestion and increase safety.
(k) Reinforces streets as public places that encourage pedestrian and bicycle travel.
(Ord. 04-169. Passed 10-13-04.)