C h a p t e r 2 M e t r ic s of S ucc e s s f u l D owntowns
S S Parking management
S S Active ground floor uses
S S Ambient illumination
S S Hours of operation
2.3 Measurable Performance Residential population within a walkable distance to downtown is one of those performance measures that often comes before the other design and implementation elements. Wake Forest is fortunate to have quality housing within a half mile of the downtown core. The other elements shown below are good measures of the success of a downtown environment. All of these feed and complement one another. Daytime Employment Total employment population in downtown as a percent of the overall community employment.
Commercial Activity Sales per square foot should be higher than in the suburban areas of the community.
Pedestrian Activity Density of pedestrian activity on White Street is a key indicator of success.
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