Creating a Community Statement of Values


1. River Road is improved by adding medians and trees, and separating through traffic and local traffic where possible to create a "multi-way boulevard".   1. Yes No
2. It becomes easier for pedestrians and bicyclists to cross River Road by such means as slowing traffic and adding pedestrian signals. 2. Yes No
3. Impervious paving be discouraged, and pervious surfaces preferred for any new development or re-development. 3. Yes No
4. New streets, alleys or parking lots be discouraged anywhere that the cars would be within view from the pedestrian path along the river corridor.  4. Yes No
5. The River Road neighborhood accommodates new population growth in a way that protects and improves established residential neighborhoods. 5. Yes No
6. We reduce car usage and traffic by creating pedestrian and bicycle friendly areas where people can live, work and shop. 6. Yes No
7. We have attractive basic neighborhood services and amenities available such as a bakery, grocery, library and social gathering space. 7. Yes No
8. We support and promote development and occupancy by small and local businesses. 8. Yes No
9. We make better use of commercial areas and parking lots--including the three existing commercial areas along the River Road corridor in the MUC study area--for attractive higher density commercial and residential mixed uses. 9. Yes No
10. The natural areas near the river be protected (especially old trees), enhanced with native plantings and restoration, preserved as public park land, and small alterations of boundary or land swaps be considered to improve shape, edges and pedestrian access. 10. Yes No
11. We improve views and public access to the river corridor in the central (commercial) part of the Rasor MUC study area where the river is closest to River Road. 11. Yes No
12. We preserve the significant historic and landscape features of our neighborhood, including historic houses, mature street trees, good soils and natural drainage. 12. Yes No
13. We expand and improve community gardening opportunities and preserve farmland. 13. Yes No
14. We limit the size and height of development. 14. Yes No
15. New buildings are designed to reduce their ecological impact.
15. Yes No
16. The neighborhood have quality housing, with a range and mix of types and affordability levels. 16. Yes No
17. Twenty percent of any new housing developments be dedicated to affordable housing, avoiding segregated enclaves. 17. Yes No
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