The following Open Space Typologies cover land that is intended to be undeveloped within the following districts:
Pocket Plaza
Sport Field
Green Infrastructure
   (a)   Greenway/Trail.
      (1)   Typical Lot Configuration.
      (2)   Description. Greenways are primarily linear open spaces that connect other types of open spaces as part of a larger open space system. They typically include a path or trail as a primary feature. The greenway and trail open space is most effect when connecting to another open space type.
   (b)   Plaza.
      (1)   Typical Lot Configuration.
      (2)   Description. Plazas are spaces available for civic purposes and commercial activities intended to add to the vibrancy of streets and neighborhoods. Building frontages typically define the edges of these spaces. The landscape consists of primarily hardscape. If trees are included, they are formally arranged and of appropriate scale to the space.
   (c)   Square.
      (1)   Typical Lot Configuration.
      (2)   Description. Squares are medium scale formal open spaces designed to serve as gathering spaces in prominent commercial, civic and mixed-use settings. Squares are typically rectilinear and framed on all sides by streets. They are typically designed with a combination of both hardscape and landscape areas and contain amenities including, but not limited to benches and seating areas, planting areas, walking paths, gazebos or pavilions, fountains, and public art.
   (d)   Green.
      (1)   Typical Lot Configuration.
      (2)   Description. Greens are medium-scale, informal open spaces designed to provide for active or passive recreation in neighborhood settings, including some landscape areas and is generally for those who live within walking distance.
   (e)   Passage.
      (1)   Typical Lot Configuration,
   (2)   Description. A passage is an informal or formal gathering space that serves equally as a pedestrian connector between other gathering places or between streetscapes. Passages are near the middle of a block, providing easy walking access through the block. A passage provides additional frontage opportunities for the shops and/or houses along its edges.
   (f)   Pocket Plaza.
      (1)   Typical Lot Configuration.
      (2)   Description. Pocket plazas are small-scale, primarily hardscaped open spaces designed to provide opportunities for impromptu gathering and resting areas for passersby and for those who live or work in adjacent buildings or nearby destinations. Pocket plazas are typically designed as an extension from the public sidewalk, but clearly delineated as a separate space using features including, but not limited to landscaping and/or seating walls. Pocket Plazas are typically located along highly trafficked streets and in commercial areas with frequent pedestrian activity.
   (g)   Sport Field.
      (1)   Typical Lot Configuration.
      (2)   Description. A Sports Field typology is a space or series of open spaces designed for sports activities. Sports fields often accommodate several individual sports games at the same time and may feature a concession area and seating for spectators. Due to the larger amounts of people attracted to this type, sports fields are located to maintain compatibility with adjacent neighborhoods. Landscaping may be required as deemed appropriate by the Review Authority.
   (h)   Green Infrastructure.
      (1)   Typical Lot Configuration.
      (2)   Description. Green infrastructure, in the form of Bioswales are linear, vegetated ditches which allow for the collection, conveyance, filtration and infiltration of stormwater. They can also be referred to as “grass swales,” “vegetated swales,” or “filter strips.” A bioswale replaces the traditional concrete gutter with an earthen one. Because they behave like a gutter, these trenches are best suited along roadsides or parking lots, but are less practical for dealing with stormwater that falls on rooftops.
         (Ord. 121-2021. Passed 12-21-21.)