The Urban Village Implementation Framework (download here) was released by the City in May 2018.
It describes the calculations available for determining the amount of Urban Village Amenity (UVA) required and the process for selecting the UVAs. The amount and type of UVAs required of a residential mixed-use project would be a condition of approval in the project’s development permit that would need to be acknowledged and agreed to by the permittee. The type of amenities that could be provided by a development are identified in the Framework and include:
- Privately Owned and Maintained/Public Open Spaces
- Commercial Space above and beyond what is required in the applicable Urban Village plan
- Deed restricted commercial space for “non-formula” employment uses (i.e. mom and pop’s) and community facilities
- Placemaking art installations
- Additional off-site streetscape amenities or improvements above and beyond what is required
- Contributions towards, or construction of, unfunded projects identified in the applicable Urban Village Plan
- Construction of additional public open space amenities and park facilities above and beyond the City’s Parkland Dedication Ordinance (PDO) and the Parks Impact Ordinance (PIO) fees and dedication requirements
This was the last piece of the puzzle needed for a developer to come in and begin working on a design for the village and currently would cover the following villages;
- The Little Portugal Urban Village
- The Roosevelt Park Urban Village
- The Five WoundsUrban Village
- The 24th and William Street Urban Village
These were the first group of Urban Village Plans prepared by the City and the community to further the Urban Village Major Strategy. The Council approved these plans on November 19, 2013. The Amenity Framework was the last piece of the puzzle needed before a developer could come in and begin implementing projects in compliance with the Urban Village plans.