The Northridge Vision plan was drafted with a few focal points in mind, such as CSUN and Reseda Boulevard, and how to further improve those areas down the line.
"Every developer that comes in has certainty on what we all want in the community," said local Councilman Mitch Englander on Friday at city hall. "They know for sure what we want this community to look like."
Input from neighborhood council members, business owners, CSUN and residents was gathered to compile elements for the vision plan.
Some of them include:
- Visual cues help drivers recognize that they are entering an area of increased pedestrian, bicycle or other non-motorized activity.
- Gateway treatments, that are typically signs or monuments.
- Sidewalks, typically accompanied by curb and gutter, to designate portions of the roadway for motorized and non-motorized users.
- Broad Sidewalks to accommodate high volumes of pedestrians, bus shelters, streetscape, sidewalk cafes and other outdoor uses.
- Street Furnishings, benches, kiosks, bollards, bike racks, planters, etc.
- Transportation Art.
"From the simple beautification efforts of Northridge Sparkle to the more complex undertakings of the Northridge of tomorrow envisioned by Northridge Vision offering an ever-increasing array of shopping, dining, and recreational opportunities, we share some things in common," she said. "We both improve the quality of life for our residents. Beautification projects provide economic benefits to our town stimulating new growth, employment, and incomes."