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Design Principles

Design Principles

  1. Enhance the pedestrian experience in Saugatuck with emphasis on:
    • Waterfront Access;
    • Additional Civic/ Park Space; and
    • Sidewalk/ Streetscape/ Landscape/ Lighting Improvements throughout.
  2. Encourage and enhance multi-modal choices, including local transit service to the station, to reduce the demand for additional commuter parking.
  3. Provide parking strategies to support both commuters and local businesses while reducing the appearance of parking as the primary land use in Saugatuck.
  4. Enhance the gateway experience to Saugatuck and the Town of Westport.
  5. Promote a mix of uses and resiliency that protects the vibrancy and character of Saugatuck.
  6. Reduce traffic congestion and discourage cut through traffic.
  7. The Cribari Bridge’s existing function and structure shall be preserved.
  8. Establish a regulatory framework for implementation of development plan recommendations that:
    • Recognizes the importance of Saugatuck’s transportation infrastructure;
    • Celebrates and integrates the existing historic resources of Saugatuck; and
    • Enhances the unique character of Saugatuck.