The Master Planning effort takes a comprehensive look at the places and spaces in and adjacent to the Innovation District's 640 acres. The District was formed in 2016 and early planning efforts included a strategic plan and a placemaking and streetscape design.
As the District has evolved, the District Board has recommended changes to zoning including the creation of the Employment Center-2 designation in the northern part of the District that includes pedestrian oriented amenities, neighborhood scale cafes, and expanded use of office space. The District partners continue to consider how to use public and private places to facilitate the informal and formal collaborations necessary for innovation, as well as spaces for increased research, expanded workforce opportunities, and new educational clusters.
To codify a vision for the future, a formal Master Planning process is expected to begin in 2024.