Jordan Valley: Design Guidelines

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Built upon the historic, cultural, physical, ecological, and economic strengths of the community within constraints of the project site, the Design Guidelines encourage the use of indigenous vegetation and materials, a series of linkages and view corridors to integrate nearby features and structures into its identity, and offering opportunities to showcase local art as well as international art and culture, all while being sensitive to the varying nature of the market and the idea that the image and nature of activities within Jordan Valley will continue to evolve and change.

Guidelines exist to assist developments within Jordan Valley in realizing the vision of the Concept Plan. These guidelines are structured around individual design principles and describe specific design strategies.

Guidelines are intended to:

  • provide early and appropriate direction to developments in Jordan Valley
  • offer a level of predictability regarding the quality of development to current and future investors
  • stimulate creative designs and high quality developments
  • demonstrate the public benefits of quality development in attracting new investment
  • be responsive to potential market changes by being general, open-ended, and amendable to revision in most respects

The following are various design principles and their goals or resulting benefit to Jordan Valley:

  • Open Space: cohesive and continuous spaces
  • History: respect and respond to the urban context
  • Arts and Culture: a showcase of arts and culture in Springfield
  • Circulation and Parking: structured around a cohesive and comprehensive circulation system
  • Pedestrian Environment: foster livable streets and sidewalks
  • Safety: a “clean, safe, and friendly” public amenity
  • Site Planning: exemplify the best of urban design and environmental management concepts
  • Land and Building Use: a unique destination, containing uses that are a source for urban vitality
  • Building Massing and Location: integrated natural and built environments
  • Architecture and Design: a cohesive and consistent identity


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