The Development Improvement Area is a special area that is established to permit property owners in business or other areas to request City assistance in upgrading the external physical appearance of their area. The provisions allow for the employment of a design consultant to prepare a development-improvement plan, including such items as planting boxes or other “street furniture, lighting and lighting fixtures, building materials, finishes and colors, including building façade modernizations, improvements in parking and traffic facilities, all aspects of signs, an overall color scheme, an improved pedestrian circulation scheme, or any other visual or functional appurtenances for the district. Provision is also made for the establishment of a special assessment district to defray all or part of the costs of such improvement projects consistent with Article 8, Chapter 6, of the Charter.
Codified by Ord. No. 28-19 (JCC 7/23/2019, Passed 9/10/2019, Approved 9/11/2019, Published 9/20/2019, Effective 10/1/2019); Amended by Ord. No. 2020-12 (JCC 2/18/2020, Passed 6/9/2020, Approved 6/15/2020, Published 8/21/2020, Effective 12/9/2020).