The “Special Bay Street Corridor District” established in this Resolution is designed to promote and protect public health, safety and general welfare. These general goals include, among others, the following specific purposes:

(a)        to encourage well-designed buildings that complement the built character of the St. George, Stapleton and Tompkinsville neighborhoods;

(b)        to achieve a harmonious visual and functional relationship with the adjacent neighborhoods;

(c)        to maintain and reestablish physical and visual public access to the Stapleton neighborhood and to the waterfront;

(d)        to enhance neighborhood economic diversity by broadening the range of housing choices for residents at varied incomes;

(e)        to provide flexibility to attract new commercial and retail uses and support the existing businesses that define the area;

(f)        to create a livable community combining housing, retail and other uses throughout the district;

(g)        to create a walkable, urban streetscape environment through a mix of ground floor uses that connect the town centers of St. George and Stapleton;

(h)        to create a lively and attractive built environment that will provide daily amenities and services for the use and enjoyment of area residents, workers and visitors;

(i)        to provide flexibility of architectural design within limits established to assure adequate access of light and air to the street, and thus to encourage more attractive and economic building forms; and

(j)        to promote the most desirable use of land in accordance with a well-considered plan and thus conserve the value of land and buildings, and thereby protect the City’s tax revenues.