Overview – Neighborhoods, Districts and Corridor
The City of Livingston is poised to attract a wide range of new investment over the course of the coming years. As new development continues to transform the city’s environs, the community intends to guide development so that each project protects and expands on the city’s historic small-town character, while embracing contemporary patterns of development in accordance with investor and consumer preferences.
To this end, the following Area Plan Map illustrates that Livingston consists of well-defined neighborhoods and districts organized along an armature of corridors that enhance connectivity, provide opportunities for a wide range of land uses, and enhance mobility for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit services.
Walkable neighborhoods, about a ten minute walk from edge to edge, are fundamental to Livingston’s identity. All new residential development should be organized as traditional patterns of streets, blocks, and open spaces. Walled or gated communities are contrary to this objective.
City districts have a clearly defined intent and may consist of multiple parcels and ownership. Districts are distinct from neighborhoods in that they enhance longterm economic growth by providing for a wide range of new investment types.
Corridors form the armature that establishes and connects the network of districts and neighborhoods. Corridors contribute to city legibility, and serve as the ‘face’ of the city to residents and visitors.