Workshop 3: Mixing it Up - Apr. 11, 2019

Learn more about our third public workshop. Click HERE for a summary of the feedback we received at the workshop. For more detailed information, click HERE for exact numbers and photos* of the activity sheets from the event as well as feedback provided on the comment cards.

*Please note we are still documenting photos of all of the activity sheets so if your table sheets are missing, check back later as we will update the document.



Click on the image below to view/download the Themes & Priorities worksheet featured at the workshop. The three overarching themes discussed at the meeting were:

  1. Protect existing artists and other residents and expand live-work and housing opportunities
  2. Preserve neighborhood context and historic and cultural identity
  3. Support economic vitality and strengthen mixed-use


If you weren't able to attend the workshop, please use the online survey below to let us know your priorities and preferences virtually. Additionally, you can also provide comments on our interactive mapping tool.


Learn more about our third public workshop. Click HERE for a summary of the feedback we received at the workshop. For more detailed information, click HERE for exact numbers and photos* of the activity sheets from the event as well as feedback provided on the comment cards.

*Please note we are still documenting photos of all of the activity sheets so if your table sheets are missing, check back later as we will update the document.



Click on the image below to view/download the Themes & Priorities worksheet featured at the workshop. The three overarching themes discussed at the meeting were:

  1. Protect existing artists and other residents and expand live-work and housing opportunities
  2. Preserve neighborhood context and historic and cultural identity
  3. Support economic vitality and strengthen mixed-use


If you weren't able to attend the workshop, please use the online survey below to let us know your priorities and preferences virtually. Additionally, you can also provide comments on our interactive mapping tool.


Identifying Priorities & Preferences

The following ideas and comments have been gathered from the community planning process to date. We have categorized them into broad themes and want you to tell us what you think. The worksheet above contains additional details that could be helpful as you consider these options. Please rate each idea and comment below from 1 (least important/not preferred), 2 (neutral), to 3 (most important/most preferred).

Please let us know if any other ideas should be included. We will use this information to understand the priorities and preferences of participants engaged in this process.


THEME 1: Protect existing artists and other residents and expand live-work and housing opportunities

Maintain, enforce and strengthen existing protections for residents including renters and those in rent regulated units. * required
Allow people to live in SoHo/NoHo without artist certification. * required
Promote SoHo/NoHo as live-work neighborhoods where both JLWQA and other creative/maker uses coexist. * required
Encourage creation of housing (incl. live/work) and require affordable housing. * required
Investigate tax abatements and other incentives to support artist community. * required
Nothing needs to change. * required

THEME 2: Preserve neighborhood context and historic & cultural identity

Ensure the current scale & character of buildings in historic districts is upheld. * required
Allow underutilized land to also be redeveloped in ways currently not permitted by zoning while preserving neighborhood scale/character. * required
Allow enlargements/roof additions if there is floor area available. * required
Incentivize proposals that include arts, making and creative components. * required
Allow for an increase in density outside the historic district to maximize affordable housing. * required
Nothing needs to change. * required

THEME 3: Support economic vitality and strengthen mixed-use

Expand variety of allowable uses on ground floor level. * required
Provide flexibility to allow for different uses in single space. * required
Support small businesses and office tenants. * required
Allow retail uses that respect and support neighborhood vitality and character. * required
Support cultural and creative uses in new ways. * required
Nothing needs to change. * required
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