Downtown is already home to thousands of individuals. In the coming years, a new supply of residential units will add diversity and character to this growing neighborhood. This chapter provides information for private property owners, developers and the City about ways to better serve the needs of these existing and future populations from affordable housing, to community services and local-oriented land uses.
The Downtown workforce constitutes 25% of the City’s total employee population. In addition, many services that residents and visitors need are located in Downtown. To remain a vital economic engine, Downtown will be tasked to expand options and experiences centered around office, retail, dining and entertainment, and hospitality and tourism. This chapter defines Downtown’s needs for economic health, and qualifies the types of land uses and spaces that are desired most by Downtown consumers.