Growth Area – Workplace District
The Workplace District extends west from Winton Parkway in the northwest quadrant of the city.
New investment in the Workplace District should be organized as a network of walkable street, blocks, and open spaces. The intersection of B Street and Winton Parkway forms the gateway to the district, and B Street should extend westward and serve as the primary east-west boulevard connecting new development to existing city neighborhoods.
The Workplace District creates an excellent opportunity to attract a wide range of complementary investment types. Workplace uses including office, manufacturing, and light industrial are primary uses and should be located throughout the district. Complementary residential uses including livework, workforce housing, and multi-family residential can be located where they are protected from more intense agricultural and commercial operations. Publicly accessible open space, parks, and cultural facilities are also compatible. Winton Parkway forms the eastern boundary of the district and establishes a commercial corridor where tenants and customers have quick access to and from State Highway 99.
Development in the Workplace District is likely to occur incrementally and over time. When project applicants propose new projects, they are required to show how new development will connect to existing and undeveloped areas in support of a walkable and pedestrian-friendly end state build out.
The Workplace District shall be comprised of streets, blocks, and open spaces primarily organized parallel with and perpendicular to B Street and Winton Parkway.
B Street shall be structured as a boulevard extending westward from Winton Parkway and shall continue westward through the district
Buildings in the Workplace District shall front onto public streets and open spaces. Buildings shall not have frontage onto parking lots.
Blocks should be bisected by alleys where possible to provide access to the rear of commercial and workplace building types.
A district center should be located adjacent to the B Street Boulevard where it can serve as a destination for residents, employees, and visitors. The district center may contain a public open space, and may be activated by a limited amount of ground-floor retail including lunch time cafes, business services, day care services, and additional commercial uses that serve the needs of adjacent businesses.
Private Development Guidelines
Buildings within the Workplace District shall be located in accordance with the community’s vision for an attractive and walkable district that uses its valuable land with greater efficiency. Standards and Guidelines for ‘Building Placement’ and ‘Building Form’ are intended to create a predictable physical outcome that investors and contribute to and rely upon.
Public Investment Guidelines
Streets in the Workplace District are designed to attract and support desired new investment while creating a safe and attractive environment for pedestrians, bicyclists, autos, and commercial vehicles