The City of Mansfield is in the beginning stages of crafting a new code to increase private investment in Historic Downtown Mansfield and nearby areas. The Downtown District, as proposed by the City of Mansfield’s Planning Department, is a form-based code that would expand living, working, and gathering options while preserving traditional development patterns and architecture in Historic Downtown Mansfield.
As a form-based code, the Downtown District would support the continued evolution and prosperity of Historic Downtown Mansfield by focusing on the visual quality of the public realm, encouraging a rich mix of activities, and reinforcing timeless principles for architecture.
Currently, the proposed district has the following boundaries:
The proposed standards for the Downtown District are laid out in a 62-page document recently published by the City of Mansfield’s Planning Department. You may read the Planning Department’s Downtown District document in its entirety here.
On Aug. 9, the Mansfield City Council will hold a work session, during which the council members will review the document and provide their initial feedback. Following initial feedback from council members, the Planning Department will host town hall meetings in the following weeks to engage residents, businesses, and other community stakeholders.
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