DCC’s member organizations are dedicated to preserving and enhancing the livability and distinctive character of existing neighborhoods, ensuring that new development around light rail stations is denser, more walkable, with a mix of commercial and residential uses.
What's work is being done to improve Neighborhood Livability in Central Corridor?
Central Corridor Walkability Survey
District Councils Collaborative
The Walkability Survey is designed to gather on-the-ground, neighborhood-based information about walking to future LRT stations. Data, stories, photos, and videos collected throughout the 3-week survey period will be used to identify issues detracting from walkability, help prioritize the most needed pedestrian realm investments, and make a compelling case to public officials for accelerating completion of improvement projects.
Issues addressed in the past by the DCC include:
Relocating Transit Power Sub-Stations that were proposed to be placed in prime redevelopment areas such as surface parking lots.
Evaluating the impacts of closing Washington Avenue to vehicles, as it will affect the surrounding neighborhoods. Recommending additional studies to determine if traffic calming measures are needed for residential streets, especially where new development projects are planned.
Advocating for the inclusion of “streetscaping” as part of the light rail project, including trees planted at frequent intervals, pedestrian level lighting, benches and trash receptacles, and clearly marked crosswalks at each intersection.
Advocating for more community participation in the selection and assignment of artists for Public Art at LRT stations.