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land use

DIVERSITY

    r e s o u r c e s:

    1. appropriate use of land, Urban Land Institute
    2. open space for recreation activities, City Parks Alliance

    a c t i o n s:

    1. maintain an “urban core” + cluster land use for more efficient use of infrastructure
    2. combine offices, shopping, dining, recreation, living

    ENCOURAGE + SUPPORT DENSITY OF COMMERCIAL CORE

      r e s o u r c e s:

      1. small, local businesses, Chesapeake Sustainable Business Alliance

      a c t i o n s:

      1. provide incentives for businesses to work together, special shopping days, coordinate hours to save on parking requirements
      2. parking coops, carpool coops, lunchtime coops between various businesses
      3. support offices + businesses by providing accessible restaurants, gift shops, grocers, health facilities

      CREATE RESIDENTIAL + COMMERCIAL FOCAL POINTS + ENGAGING SPACES

        r e s o u r c e s:

        1. american society of landscape architects
        2. local artists
        3. local architects

        a c t i o n s:

        1. courtyards + fountains for lunch time picnics in commercial areas
        2. residential coop flower, vegetable + sculpture gardens
        3. outdoor meeting facilities with various degrees of shelter, trash collection + toilet facilities

        RESPECT FOR HISTORIC PRECEDENCE IN MASTER PLANNING

          r e s o u r c e s:

          1. baltimore architecture foundation
          2. annapolis avenues + circles
          3. alexandria, va grids
          4. georgetown, dc grids

          a c t i o n s:

          OPEN SPACES FOR COMMUNITY EVENTS + RECREATION

            r e s o u r c e s:

            1. baltimore rec + parks
            2. parks + people
            3. successful urban open spaces: rock creek park; patterson park; patapsco state park

            a c t i o n s:

            1. volunteer to maintain your local open spaces
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