Connect people and places through a complete grid street network and trail system that invites walking and bicycling and provides convenient access to parks, schools, neighborhood service centers, and possible future transit stops. Traffic calming techniques ad devices may be required to slow vehicles. Curved streets are encouraged to provide interest and variety in neighborhood design. Trails shall be provided to link with other pedestrian facilities existing, or planned in the future.
Open spaces,greenways, recreation
All new neighborhoods shall provide useable open spaces with recreation amenities that are integrated to the larger community. Central parks and plazas shall be used to create public gathering places where appropriate. Incorporate significant geological features such as rock outcroppings, stands of clustered native trees, etc. into the design of new neighborhoods. Neighborhood and community parks shall be developed in appropriate locations consistent with policies in Redmond’s Parks Master Plan.
Diverse mixed of activities
A variety of uses is encouraged in order to create vitality and bring many activities of daily living within walking and biking distance or a short drive of homes. Amenities including, but not limited to, trails, recreation areas, open spaces, shall be constructed before occupancy of any residential unit, unless a phasing plan is approved. Commercial service areas must be supported by a market analysis and phasing program which will be used by the City to determine construction timing.
A mix of housing types and densities shall be integrated into the design of new neighborhoods unless a variance is approved.
Integrated design elements
Streets, civic spaces, signage, and architecture shall be coordinated to establish a coherent and distinct character for the Master Development Plan. Plans may integrate design themes with adjacent developed or planned areas.
Places for the installation of public art is required at the gateways to neighborhoods and/or in and around the center of neighborhoods to provide focal points.
Identify and preserve scenic views and corridors of the Cascade Range, Ochoco Mountains, and Smith Rock where practicable such as in street view sheds or park areas. Streets and common or public open spaces should be located and oriented to capture and preserve scenic views for the public. Minimize visual clutter from signs and utilities within scenic corridors.
Urban development shall interface with rural areas through landscaped open space buffers at least 100 feet wide and the length of the urban development, excluding public streets, or shall be transitioned from higher density development to lower density development at the urban ‐ rural interface, or utilize other appropriate and equivalent transitional elements.
If canals or laterals are present, multi‐use trails at least 10 feet wide shall be provided,subject to the Central Oregon Irrigation District’s review and approval. Pedestrian amenities such as benches and trash receptacles shall be provided at appropriate locations.
Environmentally friendly and energy efficient design is encouraged for public and private infrastructure, architecture and building orientation, open spaces and natural areas and transportation facilities. In addition, the planting of native, drought‐resistant trees is encouraged to provide shade and to minimize water usage.
Fully developed pocket parks
Or "tot lots" shall be incorporated into medium and high density zoned residential subdivisions and site plans. These areas shall be developed for every twenty-five lots/units, a minimum of 3,000 square feet and privately maintained. Park amenities shall, at a minimum, include turf areas, benches, trees, and/or decorative features.