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10.2.5 Southern Area 10.2.5.A Large-tract Development Opportunities
Several large parcels, mainly along South White Street south of Elm Avenue, are ripe for redevelopment. Their size and location make them suitable for a wide range of development types, but we envision a mix of multi-family over retail, townhomes and civic buildings. 10.2.5.B Connect Senior Center & Civic Hub to Downtown — Brooks Street Walkability The Senior Center at Brooks Street and East Holding Avenue is visually disconnected from downtown, but it is only a 6–8 minute walk. As Brooks Street is planned to connect through from East Holding Avenue to Elm Avenue, we must ensure that the public streetscape and the frontages of private development contribute to a highly walkable street. Brooks Street will be a very important street as it is redeveloped over time. 10.2.5.C Build on Activity at Renaissance Plaza Shopping Center The Renaissance Plaza Shopping Center is one of the most active environments in downtown, but there will be a need to replace the unsightly and underperforming parking lots along the Brooks Street edge with mixed-use outparcel development. This will be key to ensuring the shopping center remains relevant and vibrant as more housing is developed within walking distance.
RECOMMENDATION 10E: Encourage vertically mixed use buildings (residential uses on upper floors with retail on the ground floor), townhomes and civic buildings to be developed south of Elm Street.
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S S Southern Area development and redevelopment opportunities
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