What is the "streetside realm"?

The streetside realm generally refers to the area between the curb and the property line, usually including sidewalks, street trees and plantings, on-street parking, lights, benches, art, and other pedestrian amenities. It can also include café seating, outdoor store displays, and other commercial activity. This part of the public street is critical to walkability and business success. Districts that offer a safe, attractive and generous streetside realm rate among the most livable places in the country with high income potential for businesses. The proposed code update offers new standards for the streetside realm including features and dimensions that support this vision.  

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1. Why are we updating the code?
2. How will the design code affect me?
3. What is “the Code” and what does it do?
4. What’s included in the design code?
5. What’s a “Special Area Zone”?
6. How does this relate to the recent discussion of South Willamette Street Improvement Plan?
7. What does the design code propose to do with South Willamette Street?
8. What is the "streetside realm"?
9. Who’s responsible for the code and what’s the update process?
10. How is the community being involved and informed?
11. What changes can I expect to see in the area?
12. What else are we doing to realize the vision?
13. What is MUPTE and why is it being proposed for this area?
14. How does new development happen?
15. How can I stay informed and share my views on the design code?