Design Standards Keep Our Community Attractive and Vibrant (Part 2)

To carry on with the overview of the proposed design standards in the Manhattan Development Code (MDC), John Adam, Senior Long Range Planner, discusses the draft requirements for commercial districts and uses. As John puts it, not all commercial developments are the same, some have good architectural character, others have solid internal transportation layouts for cars, bikes, and pedestrians, and others focus on landscaping. These commercial design standards create a minimum bar for the community to make sure Manhattan continues to look great, attract people to our stores, restaurants, and other businesses, and function well both within the development and with the surrounding sidewalks, trails, and roads.

If you have questions or thoughts on these standards or any other part of the MDC, please drop us a line in the Questions tab above – we are excited to hear what you and your neighbors think about the draft regulations.

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