Gary Indiana - University Park
Planning Principles and Concept Plans for University Park
PRINCIPLES TO GUIDE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT IN UNIVERSITY PARK
These Planning Principles establish broad directions for the future of University Park. They respond to the challenges and opportunities faced by University Park, and establish how the Vision for the neighborhood can be attained.
Planning Principles represent the rules of the plan, and are followed as specific recommendations are identified and will guide future decision-making.
While the details of implementation may change over the years, these larger ideas will remain constant.
- Strengthen Existing Residential Neighborhoods with Renovation, In-fill and New Development
- Support the Growth of Anchor Institutions and Community Facilities
- Make Broadway the New ‘Main Street’ for the Neighborhood
- Take Advantage of Highway Oriented Development Opportunities
- Improve the Streetscape of Major Streets
- Create a Sense of place with Streetscaping, Landscaping and Appropriate Building Design at Key Intersections
- Create a High Quality Framework of Open Spaces
THE CONCEPT PLAN
Strengthen Existing Neighborhoods With Renovation, In-Fill, and New Development
- Target existing residential blocks for renovation, in-fill and new development to stabilize and strengthen the neighborhood as a first priority.
- Support the renovation of existing single-family homes and bungalows through the use of City programs and the involvement of local lenders.
- Identify public and private resources of $2.5 million that can be dedicated to the renovation of 100 homes in the University Park neighborhood.
- Bring individual vacant lots back to active use through infill of new single family homes.
- Create neighborhood gardens or “tot” lots at appropriate corners.
- Complete pedestrian sidewalks and crosswalks.
- Encourage single family or townhome development on larger parcels of vacant or undeveloped land between 33rd and 35th Avenues.
- Encourage townhome development on 35th Avenue.
- Encourage higher density housing on Broadway.
- Allow for both residential over retail or stand alone residential development on Broadway.
- Consider land north of 33rd Avenue for longer-term larger residential developments that may include a mix of single family homes, townhomes or higher density apartment or condominium buildings.
- Establish a role for the Indiana University Northwest, Office of Housing in linking faculty, staff and students to local housing opportunities.
- Encourage the role of Indiana University Northwest in supporting the south of local non-profit housing development corporations.