Activate ground floor uses to promote walkability and sociability around transit stations by creating an interesting and inviting pedestrian environment. Enhance neighborhood safety and security by encouraging “eyes on the street.”
To activate the street and provide an inviting pedestrian experience:
- Designate locations within the station area where ground floor activation is required, either continuously or as a percentage of a building’s primary street frontage.
- Partner with public entities and community organizations to develop a shared vision for how the retail environment can create value and desired public amenities for commercial tenants and neighbors.
- Site and program public gathering areas near retail to allow spaces for neighborhood events and festivals such as farmers markets, art/food festivals, and cultural events.