The Medical Center Area Regional Center strives to be a world-leading medical care, research, and education district, setting the educational example of an innovative, vibrant, healthy, attractive and inviting community for not only the healthcare community to enjoy, but for residents and visitors alike.

The Medical Center Area will set the standard for a healthy community by offering variety of public gathering spaces, outdoor recreation options, housing and transportation choices, with a vibrant, accessible, mixed-use environment that attracts the highest quality talent and delivers a high quality of life for everyone.

Goal 1: Enhanced Mobility Options

  • Develop a multi-modal network that provides options for pedestrians, cyclists and public transit riders that provides stellar connectivity to other major employment hubs as well as the rest of the city.
  • Encourage innovative traffic congestion solutions and parking management strategies.
  • Increase pedestrian safety through street design.

Goal 2: Facilitate Parks and Open Spaces

  • Capitalize on natural assets and underutilized areas to provide centralized public open and green spaces that promote healthy living and community wellness, and that are inviting to area residents, workers, and visitors.
  • Encourage the addition of parks, open spaces, and public plazas that are accessible for patients, visitors, and community members.

Goal 3: Promote a Healthy Environment

  • Promote urban design standards that create healthy and sustainable environments.
  • Encourage vibrant, accessible, mixed-use activity nodes that serve the needs of the surrounding neighborhoods for area workers and visitors.

Goal 4: Foster Innovation

  • Foster an innovative economic environment that leverages world class medical service care providers, education, and research to generate business creating and attract patients, employees, students, and investment from throughout the world.

What is a Vision Statement?

A vision statement describes the desired state of a place in the future. With community support, an effective vision can influence decisions and inspire action to move toward that idealized future. Goals further describe the outcomes that will support the realization of the vision. These, in turn, are supported by more specific strategies and actions that will implement the bigger-picture vision and goals. These strategies will involve specific proposed projects, programs, policies, and other means of achieving the community vision.

The Medical Center Area Regional Center Vision and Goals were developed with input from residents, community stakeholders and Planning Team members through an iterative process of developing and refining these concepts. During preliminary community engagement efforts and Planning Team meetings, community members, and medical institution representatives articulated important values and identified the Medical Center Area’s assets, challenges, and opportunities. This community input became the guiding principle for the Medical Center Area Vision and Goals which were refined with feedback from the Planning Team and participants at the second Community Meeting.

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