Traditional Neighborhood Overlay
The Traditional Neighborhood overlay recognizes that the suburban development pattern of the late 20th Century has produced a separation of land uses, excessive vehicular trip generation, inefficient public transportation, and infrastructure costs that place stress on available resources. It is the intent of this Section to provide options for a development pattern that can reduce trip demand and infrastructure costs, and to create more viable communities, by adapting the land development principles that guided our country’s first settlements, towns and cities and suburbs. This ordinance allows the development and redevelopment of land in Victor consistent with the design principles of traditional neighborhoods.
A traditional neighborhood:
A. Is compact;
B. Is designed for the human scale;
C. Provides a mix of uses, including residential, commercial, civic, and open space uses in close proximity to one another within the neighborhood;
D. Provides a mix of housing styles, types, and sizes to accommodate households of all ages, sizes and incomes;
E. Incorporates a system of relatively narrow, interconnected streets with sidewalks, bikeways, and transit that offer multiple routes for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists and provides for the connections of the those streets to existing and future developments;
F. Retains existing buildings with historical features or architectural features that enhance the visual character of the community.
G. Incorporates significant environmental features into the design;
H. Is consistent with the City’s comprehensive plan.