The Traditional Neighborhood Development TND is established in order to promote forms of mixed use development that complement the Borough’s traditional business district and meet the objective of Traditional Neighborhood Development by integrating open space, providing pedestrian connections between varieties of uses and providing a variety of housing choices for current and expected residents. Development, to the extent possible, should meet the design guidelines prepared by the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, attached as an appendix to this Ordinance.
§ 265-601 Objectives
The objectives of the Traditional Neighborhood Development District are as follows:
- To establish or encourage the continuation of the traditional commercial downtown that are pedestrian-oriented with connections to parks, a centrally located public or semi-public commons, square, plaza, park or prominent intersection of two or more major streets, commercial enterprises and civic and other public buildings and facilities for social activity, recreation and community functions;
- To minimize traffic congestion and reduce the need for extensive road construction by reducing the number and length of automobile trips required to access everyday needs;
- To provide the elderly and the young with independence of movement by locating daily activities within walking distance;
- To foster the ability of citizens to come to know each other and to watch over their mutual security by providing public spaces such as streets, parks and squares and mixed use which maximizes the proximity to neighbors at almost all times of the day; and
- To promote the provision of adequate housing and housing options to the current and expected range of residents;
- To facilitate economic viability for small commercial establishments through shared parking, services, pedestrian access, and complementary businesses; and
- To encourage preservation of open space, environmentally sensitive areas, and historic assets.