The Bridge Street District Plan is a long-term vision: a concept bold enough to inspire the community’s commitment to adopting and implementing such a transformative plan, yet practical and realistic enough to realize the vision. The Bridge Street District Vision Statement describes a future condition of the planning area that integrates community aspirations with development approaches that respond directly to the market factors identified in the Responding to Changing Market Demands section of this Special Area Plan. The Vision Principles describe five action-oriented concepts that will lead to fulfillment of the vision.
The Bridge Street District is Dublin’s centerpiece. Dublin’s historical and cultural heart is strengthened and balanced by highly walkable districts and neighborhoods on both sides of the Scioto River. Exceptional green spaces preserve the outstanding natural features in the corridor and seamlessly connect each unique district along the corridor. Mixed-use districts bring together complementary arrangements of living, working, and recreation in memorable settings created by distinctive, human-scaled architecture and streets that invite walking and gathering. Greatly expanded choices in housing, employment, activities, and transportation attract new generations of residents, businesses and visitors. The Bridge Street District radiates a diversity and vitality that mark it as a special place not only within Dublin, but within the region, nation, and world.
PRINCIPLES SUPPORTING THE VISION
The Bridge Street District Vision Principles are action-oriented objectives for decision-making, and should be used to communicate the Bridge Street District Plan’s intent and provide a context for addressing critical issues or future decisions that cannot be anticipated at this time. Each of the Vision Principles is described in detail below. The diagrams associated with each Vision Principle illustrate elements of the Urban Design Framework .
1. Enhance economic vitality.
2. Integrate the new center into community life.
Connect the Bridge Street Corridor to the surrounding community through enhanced bike, pedestrian, auto, and transit connections, lively public spaces and a mix of retail and other uses that invite the larger community, and with civic, educational, and other uses to engage the full spectrum of community life.
3. Embrace Dublin’s natural setting and celebrate a commitment to environmental sustainability.
4. Expand the range of choices available to Dublin and the region.
5. Create places that embody Dublin’s commitment to community.