This planning project builds upon the recommendations of the 2006 Neighborhood Plan. Neighborhood Plans, through extensive public outreach and community engagement, develop and recommend goals to guide investment and development within a community. This plan better defines the community’s vision for the Village Center area and identify recommendations to bring about that vision. A Village Center is a “Form District,” which is a type of zoning that seeks to promote neighborhood-oriented, commercial and residential development to occur.
The area around the newly completed roundabout where Fairdale, Mt. Holly, Manslick and Mitchell Hill roads meet, was designated a Village Center Form District after the completion of the 2006 Neighborhood Plan. The outcome of this plan is a highly-visual, conceptual plan to guide future growth, development, and public investment in the area immediately surrounding the roundabout.
The Fairdale Village Center Planning Project establishes an inventory of the existing conditions within the Village Center area. It then gathers design ideas from community members, explores entryways and placemaking opportunities, promotes improvements to roadways and sidewalks, and establishes implementation strategies for short and long-term project and policy ideas.