Lower Twelfth and Sharpe Street are designated as a Study Area in the OCP because of the unique mix of uses in both areas. In the future, these areas are envisioned to provide a non-traditional mix of uses including ultra-light industrial, residential, retail and service commercial within individual buildings and projects. Reaching this vision requires the City to develop a Master Plan, including guidelines and a strategy for appropriately transitioning the mix of uses, location of uses and general expected densities in the area. Further, this Master Plan will explore adaptive reuse of existing heritage buildings and the provision of affordable ‘maker spaces’. This Master Plan is subject to a public consultation process.
The City anticipates work on the Lower Twelfth and Sharpe Street Master Plan will begin in 2020, and will include a public consultation component. Catalyst projects may be considered in advance of the Master Plan if the project meets the objectives of the area and sets a high standard for design and development patterns. Other catalyst projects in the area that strongly support other City priorities may also be considered.