The Master Planning Committee takes a comprehensive look at the places and spaces in and adjacent to the Innovation District. The committee was part of the original strategic vision for the District (2105 Visioning Summary), as well as the placemaking and streetscape design (2017 Streetscape Connectivity Plan).
From its creation in 2016 the District has evolved. To reflect these changes and maintain alignment with the original vision, the committee 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 committee continues 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.