City Center District
The City Center District encompasses the Downtown core, adjacent Original Town neighborhoods, and the Great Mall of the Great Plains and its surrounding commercial properties. The overarching goal of this District is to revitalize the Downtown, mall and surrounding neighborhoods as a vibrant mixed use urban area with civic, commercial and residential uses reinforcing each other. A key to the District’s success is the interplay and relationship between these three major land uses. As this district evolves, it must do so in a way that respects and nurtures the historic character of Original Town.
The area is intended to have an urban footprint. Buildings in this area are encouraged to be mixed use, varied and multi-story. Appropriate uses should include mixed use offices, educational facilities, campuses, restaurants, farmers’ markets, museums, convention facilities, hotels, transit centers, and performing arts centers as well as government or quasi-government buildings. Businesses that locate in this District will benefit from being near the vibrant urban core and regional transit. High density and mixed use residential development can take advantage of the concentrated services and employment in the City Center, and provide employees and customers for City Center businesses.