Public plazas are open areas on a zoning lot intended for public use and enjoyment. The standards contained within Sections 37-70 through 37-78, inclusive, are intended to serve the following specific purposes:

(a)        to serve a variety of users of the public plaza area;

(b)        to provide spaces for solitary users while at the same time providing opportunities for social interaction for small groups; and

(c)        to provide safe spaces, with maximum visibility from the street and adjacent buildings and with multiple avenues for ingress and egress.

All public plazas shall comply with the provisions of Section 37-70 through 37-78, inclusive. These provisions may be modified pursuant to Section 74-91 (Modification of Public Plazas).