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Welcome to "City Views," a new video blog by the Fredericksburg Community Planning and Building Department. Join us for this episode in which Chuck Johnston, Director, and Mike Craig, Senior Planner, discuss the Creative Maker District.
The Creative Maker district is intended to provide for a broader range of uses of commercial corridors that weren't just retail. Both of the areas that we are focusing on, the North Princess Anne corridor, which used to be Route 1, and the Wolfe warehouse area, which is west of the downtown corridor have a lot of older industrial, commercial and some residential uses. This Creative Maker district permits a broader set of uses to foster adaptive reuse and the revitalization. The more diverse set of uses is balanced by a reduction in the size and shape of any new construction and the implementation of a “form based code,” which includes architectural standards, building and parking lot placement, and streetscape rules to ensure compatibility with the existing character of the area.
Find out in this episode what is involved in this planning and review process.