The "Special Union Square District" established in this Resolution is designated to promote and protect public health, safety, general welfare and amenity. These general goals include, among others, the following specific purposes:

(a)        to promote a revitalized mixed-use area around Union Square by encouraging controlled development on vacant and under-utilized sites within the District;

(b)        to stimulate such growth while providing guidelines which will ensure urban design compatibility between new development, existing buildings and Union Square and which will preserve and enhance the special character of the Square;

(c)        to stabilize the area through residential development and thereby encourage active utilization of Union Square Park;

(d)        to enhance the retail and service nature and economic vitality of 14th Street by mandating appropriate retail and service activities;

(e)        to improve the physical appearance and amenity of the streets within the District by establishing streetscape and signage controls which are compatible to Union Square Park;

(f)        to improve access, visibility, security and pedestrian circulation in and around the 14th Street/Union Square Station; and

(g)        to promote the most desirable use of land in this area and thus conserve the value of land and buildings and thereby protect the City's tax revenues.